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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.
Thursday, June 13,2013

Eco-briefs | Road-tripping to raise awareness for wild lands

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune is roadtripping through Colorado this week to launch the Our Wild America campaign, designed to draw increased attention to America’s wild places in need of protection.
Thursday, May 30,2013

Eco-briefs | Xcel Energy: Turn dead trees into a power source

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Xcel Energy has filed with the Colorado Public Utilities Commission for approval of a project that would produce electricity by burning dead wood and using the steam to turn an electrical turbine.
Thursday, May 23,2013

Eco-briefs | Study measures sea rise caused by glaciers, ice sheets

By Boulder Weekly Staff
As the world’s glaciers melt, the runoff contributes as much to sea rise as melting ice sheets, according to a study led by Clark University in Worcester, Mass., and the University of Colorado Boulder.