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Thursday, June 20,2013

Plight of the monarch

As with bees, butterflies decline due to habitat loss, pesticide use

By Meredith J. Graham
There are few species on this planet that inspire awe quite like the monarch butterfly. Its migration alone, which spans thousands of miles, is enough to get children interested in science and make adults appreciate the wonders of nature.
Thursday, June 20,2013

EPA under pressure to protect pollinators

Beekeepers and environmental groups make a big buzz with lawsuit against agency

By Jessie Lucier
Boulder-area beekeeper Tom Theobald, three other beekeepers from around the country and five environmental organizations filed a joint lawsuit against the Environmental Protection Agency for the agency’s alleged failure to protect bees and other pollinators from systemic neonicotinoid pesticides, which are commonly applied in the U.S.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Reskill yourself

Old skills become new skills as locals become more self-sufficient

By Jessie Lucier
Following in the footsteps of their grandparents, an increasing number of people are expanding their sustainable living education and learning the skills needed to tackle projects such as growing and preserving more of their own food, making cheese and keeping chickens and bees.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Gardening for those in need

Garden Against Hunger helps local gardeners donate excess produce to the hungry

By Ainslee Mac Naughton
One in six people in Boulder County don’t know where their next meal will come from — but typically that meal won’t include fresh produce. Fruits and vegetables are in high demand in the food bank community, and Garden Against Hunger wants to respond to that need by tapping into the gardening community in Boulder.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Drinkable gardens

Using local ingredients to cool off this summer

By Patrick Fort
Local and homegrown foods have been a fad in Boulder for so long they’ve become passť — they’re the fodder of restaurant menus across the city. But the local food movement isn’t confined to your entrees. It’s a drinkable movement, too, that’s found its way into juices, teas and adult beverages around the county.
Thursday, June 20,2013

County farmer to supply locally grown beans to CU, schools

By Jefferson Dodge
In a continuing effort to keep more locally grown food from being shipped out of state, Boulder County is brokering an initiative that will send a Longmont farmer’s pinto beans to the kitchens of the University of Colorado and local school districts.
Thursday, June 20,2013

There’s a name for how you shop

Ted Ning and LOHAS put a label on the market demographic for healthy, sustainable, green consumers

By Elizabeth Miller
Maybe you haven’t heard of LOHAS, but it’s big in Japan.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Debunking the gas industry’s pitch

Does unrestrained drilling really lead to the promised tens of thousands of new jobs and energy independence?

By Joel Dyer
Marketing is a tough job, particularly when you’re trying to push something that most people don’t really want, say, for instance, a giant natural gas production platform stuck right in the middle of a neighborhood or next to a school or maybe even in someone’s backyard, provided the yard is big enough.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Growing the green economy

To declare that the way we do business has changed is probably the “Duh!” statement of the decade. Of course it has. Between the amount of business done on email and the fact that we now carry devices capable of sending and receiving those emails whether we’re at our desks or our dinner tables, it’s a new world out there.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Road race training for the green, lean and seasoned

Experts offer advice as the running season gets under way

By Jessie Lucier
As spring moved in with warmer temperatures and budding flowers, it also brought a noticeable increase in runners hitting the trails and roadways to up their endurance, pace and distance. Yes, Boulderites, the first wave of 2013 road races is upon us..