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Friday, March 28,2014

High water and high stakes

By Steve Weishampel
The flood that hit Colorado in 2013 couldn’t have come at a worse time for many farmers. In the middle of September, many fruits and vegetables are near ripe and ready for harvest, leaving them vulnerable to damage from flood waters and the pollutants in the water. Some farms had to declare the 2013 harvest a total loss.
Friday, March 28,2014

Growing past the flood

By Mallane Dressel
Though more than six months have passed since the September flood that destroyed homes, displaced roads and scarred landscapes, remnants of the flood still mark the land of Boulder County in the form of erosion and sediment deposits. Farms, gardens and backyards with flood damage may need to be assessed or even tested for growers to determine what needs to be done to their property to restore its condition for another growing season.
Friday, March 28,2014

The rise (and fall) of developmental toxins

By Caitlin Rockett
Recent research has made the public acutely aware of the growing list of commonly used industrial chemicals that are known to interfere with the human hormonal system. Like the Boulder Baby Company, many businesses across the country have shifted their business models to develop natural products that seek to create a toxic-free environment for kids.
Friday, March 28,2014

Growing up the greener way

After a long and in some ways challenging winter that began with a deluge that saw flooded gardens wiped out early, gardeners are likely eager to be getting their fingers back into the soil this spring. Our Boulderganic is focused, first, on providing some information for growers and local farm shoppers interested to know how to expect our produce markets to have responded in the face of the floods last fall.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Your health in the halo

How advertising and reputation shape decisions you think you're making with your health in mind

By Matt Hoskins
In September, Apple released a new phone to the world, organic labels are flying off the shelves, and fitness industry concepts growth is better than ever. What separates the new iPhone, organic food and fitness by one degree? According to social psychology, it may be the Halo Effect — a term created in the 1920s by learning theorist Edward Thorndike.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Edible education

Unraveling some of the mysteries of digestive health

By Meredith J. Graham
Ever feel bloated or gassy after eating? Maybe you have unexplained fatigue or muscle aches? The cure to what ails you might be as simple as taking a closer look inside your refrigerator.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Boulder’s digital capital

Small business owners work to stake their claim

By Zak Weinberg
Boulder is a mecca for digital competency among businesses. But it’s thanks to the collective digital savvy of small- and medium-sized business owners, not the online giants, that Google awarded the city of Boulder the digital capital of Colorado last month.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Natural foods riding a boom

Offer from Canadian company emphasizes Boulder’s status as hotbed

By Steve Weishampel
Even though the cold weather is here, those of us without air conditioning still might object to the meaning of the term “hotbed.” A hot bed is not a good thing.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Superefficient housing competition

University groups involved in quest for sustainable low-income housing

By Camilla Sterne
When the real estate market reached its lowest point in decades four years ago, the Denver Housing Authority was faced with a dilemma. What would it do with the parcels of land throughout Denver where development would have to be postponed until the market improved?
Thursday, September 26,2013

Ahead of the game

Simple Energy makes reducing energy use a win

By Christi Turner
The figurative rules of the game have changed for America’s electric utilities. Gone are the days of simply providing cheap, reliable energy to the masses; under the new rules, they are tasked with persuading their customers to use their energy more efficiently as well, and it is a task they struggle to perform.
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