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Thursday, April 3,2014

Where’s the beef (coming from)?

Panelists discuss the world’s increasingly industrialized food supply at Conference on World Affairs

By Caitlin Rockett
The costs of dishing up mechanized meals by the plateful is on the table for some Conference of World Affairs panelists, whose panel on the industrialization of the food supply is expected to cover the human gains and environmental costs of the changes in how we grow our food.
Thursday, April 3,2014

New Colorado wilderness held hostage in partisan congressional gridlock

New conservation PAC aims to tip the balance

By Bob Berwyn
After the budget battles of the last few years, it’s clear that Congress is fiscally dysfunctional, but our elected lawmakers also face challenges including finding the political will to support public land preservation bills, including several proposals in Colorado, where the Hermosa Creek Watershed Protection Act, the San Juan Mountains Wilderness Act and the Browns Canyon National Monument and Wilderness Act are all stalled in the fog of partisan gridlock.
Thursday, March 27,2014

Power cut

Could Colorado’s solar industry lose momentum as incentives ratchet down?

By Haley Gray
As the solar industry continues to boom nationally, Colorado could be falling behind. The National Solar Foundation found Colorado’s solar job growth to have stagnated in 2013, while 90 percent of the country saw solar job growth. The organization’s National Solar Job Census, released in February, dropped Colorado by three ranks in terms of solar jobs, though still claiming the respectable rank of nine.
Thursday, March 20,2014


Farms and shoppers connect at local CSA fair

By Haley Gray
“What I think is really cool about CSA is you sort of thrive and perish with the farmer,” says Mary Rochelle of Pastures of Plenty, a local farm north of Niwot. “You’re really tied to them.
Thursday, March 13,2014

State lawmakers take baby steps to address wildfire threat

Fundamental changes suggested by expert panel last summer not part of this year’s legislative agenda

By Bob Berwyn
Fundamental changes suggested by expert panel last summer not part of this year’s legislative agenda.
Thursday, March 6,2014

eco-briefs | Week of March 6

By Mallane Dressel
Keeping bees and greasing with palms.
Thursday, March 6,2014

The weaker sex?

Male vulnerabilities challenge a stereotype

By Alice Shabecoff
Contrary to cultural assumptions that boys are stronger and sturdier, basic biological weaknesses are built into the male of our species. These frailties leave them more vulnerable than girls to life’s hazards, including environmental pollutants such as insecticides, lead and plasticizers that target their brains or hormones.
Thursday, February 27,2014

Burning down current wildfire management

Fire-severity study challenges conventional wisdom on preventing all severe fires

By Christi Turner
Fire-severity study challenges conventional wisdom on preventing all severe fires.
Thursday, February 20,2014

eco-briefs | Week of Feb. 20

By Mallane Dressel
Emerald Ash Borers are on the move while Canadian bees are settling down in a nice plastic hive.
Thursday, February 20,2014

Colorado grappling with greenhouse gas inventory

Draft version shows some gains, but state has a long way to go to meet emissions reduction goals

By Bob Berwyn
Tallying up greenhouse gas emissions may not be quite as easy as counting your fingers and toes, but it’s a necessary step toward taming the global warming beast, according to experts who have been working hard to complete an updated greenhouse inventory for Colorado.