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Thursday, September 26,2013

Eco-briefs | Week of September 26, 2013

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The House Natural Resources Committee held two full committee field hearings in Casper, Wyo., and Billings, Mont., to open discussion with the public about authorizing the Endangered Species Act to protect the sage grouse.
Thursday, September 5,2013

Eco-briefs | The dirty past of European glaciers

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Black carbon dust — soot — from coal burnt to fuel rapid industrialization in Europe is suspected as the cause for rapid glacier retreat in the Alps in the 1860s, during a period the weather was showing cooling temperatures on average, according to a study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Thursday, August 22,2013

Eco-briefs | So you're saying there's a chance?

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Climate change scientists have just a 5 percent slice of hope that human industrial flatulence is not warming the planet.
Thursday, August 15,2013

Eco-briefs | GMO documentary to screen at eTown Hall

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The search for food that’s not genetically modified — and answers to why and how genetically altered foods may affect the people who consume them and live near where those crops are grown — drove writer, director and producer Jeremy Seifert to create the feature-length documentary GMO OMG.
Thursday, August 1,2013

Eco-briefs | Artists organize against fracking

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Frack Free Colorado, a collaborative group of organizations hoping to raise awareness of fracking, will team up with Patagonia’s Boulder store to host a gathering at 7:30 p.m. on Aug. 5.
Thursday, July 18,2013

Eco-briefs | Gasland's Josh Fox requests meeting with Obama administration

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Josh Fox, the director of the two-part film series, Gasland and Gasland Part II, on the health, economic and political impacts of fracking, has released an open letter in which he requests a meeting with President Barack Obama’s administration to discuss fracking.
Thursday, July 11,2013

Eco-briefs | Religious organization commits to divesting from fossil fuel companies

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The United Church of Christ, a Protestant denomination with more than 1 million members, has become the first major religious organization to vote to divest from fossil fuel companies in the United States. A resolution approved at a national gathering on July 1 was part of a collection of strategies for addressing climate change approved by the church.
Wednesday, July 3,2013

Eco-briefs | We'll drink to that

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Twenty-six Colorado microbreweries have sent a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper expressing their concerns with oil and gas development in Colorado and that industry’s potential effects on the air, water, land and communities, as well as their own craft beer industry.
Thursday, June 27,2013

Eco-briefs | City to hand out free reuseable bags ahead of fee

By Boulder Weekly Staff
In the days preceding the July 1 effective date for the 10-cent bag fee the Boulder City Council approved in November, the city will be distributing free bags at grocery stores throughout the city.
Thursday, June 20,2013

Eco-briefs | Increase in dust storms could cause problems for soil, rural areas

Because dust storms transport dust from one place to another, dust storms change the composition of the Earth’s surface in places affected by them. The increase in dust storms can weaken the soil and redistribute the dust particles with the most nutrients.