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Thursday, March 28,2013

Yoga for the common folk

Local yoga teacher takes yoga to needy, low-income populations

By Meredith J. Graham
Tabitha Farrar places her hands and feet on her mat in the downward-facing dog position and releases a deep breath. When her face appears again, a smile breaks out. Her co-worker and, for the moment, yoga classmate, is squirming next to her while Ted Nugent plays in the background and the sound of glasses clinking and laughing rings out from the brewery bar in the next room.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Hemp: The fiber side of cannabis

Amendment 64 legalizes industrial hemp farming in Colorado

By Erica Lindberg
While marijuana advocates celebrated the success of Amendment 64 in the November election, other cannabis aficionados began focusing on something new: farming hemp legally.
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.