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Thursday, March 28,2013

Space for change: Coworking spaces sustain entrepreneurial community

By Erica Lindberg
Coworking spaces are not your typical offices. You won’t find any cubicles and there are no bosses. A mobile application developer might work at the same table as a natural foods marketer, both sharing one common denominator: a sense of a professional community.
Thursday, March 28,2013

The brighter side of wildfires

Scientists recognize importance of ‘black carbon’ in Colorado forests

By Cecelia Gilboy
As a farmer, Palke found a silver lining: the fire’s ashes. Inside his partially melted greenhouse, tomato plants were nearly buried in wet ash when rain rushed in. Weeks later, the tomato plants exploded in a frenzy of growth.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Power use and marijuana: Where the grass isn’t greener

Indoor marijuana growing can consume large amounts of energy

By Steve Weishampel
Indoor marijuana grow operations aren’t as green as the weed they produce. According to data from Xcel Energy and estimates from those familiar with indoor growing, a single light used to grow 16 square feet of pot consumes about half as much energy as the average Colorado house in a one-month time frame.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Boulder Creek’s bacteria battle

What high levels of E. coli actually mean for tubing, fishing and creek users

By Casey Flynn
Not many sunbathers, tubers or other summer users of Boulder Creek know that for the past nine years the creek has had high counts of Escherichia coli (E. coli). From 13th Street to its confluence with South Boulder Creek, in-stream levels have exceeded Colorado water quality standards and have “impaired” it for recreational use.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Injection rejection: How disposal drilling could backfire

As science catches up to oil and gas drilling, a disturbing picture is emerging

By Joel Dyer
Some of the research that has been done recently reveals that injecting liquids into deep disposal wells at high pressure can and does cause earthquakes.
Thursday, March 28,2013

A greener way to grow

Local company cuts energy loss from greenhouses

By Elizabeth Miller
Shopping only for local produce, or growing all of your own, sounds great until you remember one thing: avocados. And then tangerines, mangos, papayas, passion fruit — fresh-squeezed orange juice. Banana smoothies.
Thursday, March 28,2013

A day in the life of a Boulder County GMO farmer

Roundup Ready sugar beet farmer talks about his trade in Longmont

By Stephanie Riesco
Paul Schlagel’s business purchases usually consist of irrigation piping or seeds, so it’s understandable that the farmer is eager to show off his new toy: a GPS-guided John Deere tractor.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Intelligent irrigation: using less water for lawns and gardens in Boulder

By Jefferson Dodge
The reality, they point out, is that we live in an arid environment, and instead of worrying so much about keeping front lawns green, perhaps we should adopt outdoor watering patterns that are more consistent with the hand that Mother Nature has dealt us locally.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Spring 2013 Boulderganic Introduction

For green thumbs everywhere, this may be the most wonderful time of the year.
Tuesday, September 25,2012

The healing power of frequencies

Sound healers say the right noises can cure what ails you

By David Accomazzo
Past the meticulously manicured yard of Marybeth Keigher’s North Boulder house, surrounded by vibrant flowers and fountains, lies what appears to be a converted guesthouse that now serves as a studio for her acupuncture and sound healing practice.