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Thursday, February 6,2014

ECO BRIEFS | Week of February 06

National park series aims to promote park advocacy among diverse communities

By Mallane Dressel
National parks launch film series to revive the adoration for national parks through true and diverse stories of people’s relationships with these parks.
Thursday, January 30,2014

ECO BRIEFS | Week of Jan. 30

By Mallane Dressel
The damage the invasive population of lionfish in the Atlantic Ocean is doing to native species can be reduced if lionfish are eliminated in isolated, small areas, according to a new study from Oregon State University, Simon Fraser University, Reef Environment Education Foundation and other institutions.
Thursday, January 23,2014

ECO BRIEFS | Week of Jan. 23

Bristol Bay and biofuels

By Caitlin Rockett
The EPA releases final assessment of potential impacts of mining on Bristol Bay and a NSF study says biofuel production is about more than just yield.
Thursday, December 19,2013

Eco-briefs | Fuel efficiency in vehicles continuing slow increase

“Today’s new vehicles are cleaner and more fuel-efficient than ever, saving American families money at the gas pump and helping to keep the air that we breathe cleaner,” Janet McCabe, acting assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Air and Radiation said in a press release.
Thursday, December 5,2013

Eco-briefs | A drier coastline

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration released a report on Nov. 21 announcing that the U.S. lost more than 80,160 acres of coastal wetlands each year between 2004 and 2009.
Thursday, November 14,2013

Eco-briefs | Southern Utah land use plan struck down in federal court

By Boulder Weekly Staff
A Federal District Court in Utah struck down part of the Bureau of Land Management’s Richfield Plan, a land-use plan that would have designated 4,277 miles of trails and routes for off-road vehicle traffic in Southern Utah.
Thursday, October 31,2013

Eco-briefs | Those emerald shores just might be toxic

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Cyanobacteria, some of the oldest microorganisms on Earth and the bacteria believed to have produced the oxygen that made life possible, are turning against us as they adapt to a changing climate.
Thursday, October 17,2013

Eco-briefs | Driving home your environmental self-image

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Consumers age 60 and older purchase hybrid vehicles to boost self-esteem and image, as well as help the environment, according to a consumer study published in the journal Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing and Service Industries.
Thursday, October 10,2013

Eco-briefs | Save the chubs

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The once abundant Rio Grande chub has declined by as much as 75 percent and disappeared from the main stem of the Rio Grande, prompting WildEarth Guardians to submit a proposal to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list the Rio Grande chub under the Endangered Species Act.
Thursday, October 3,2013

Eco-briefs | Week of October 03, 2013

By Boulder Weekly Staff
A new solar cell structure has measured an efficiency rating of 44.7 percent, edging out the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory’s previous record of 43.5 percent.