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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.
Thursday, May 16,2013

Eco-briefs | City offers events on water and weeds

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The City of Boulder is holding two events on May 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the East Boulder Community Center, 5660 Sioux Drive, to cover some summer concerns: water restrictions and a noxious weed eradication program.
Thursday, April 25,2013

Eco-briefs | The Second Kitchen food co-op plans to expand on the Hill

If passed by the House, SB 252 would require rural cooperatives with more than 100,000 meters to obtain 25 percent of their electricity from renewable energy sources by 2020. To help compensate for extra costs, the bill would also allow co-ops to tack on an extra 2 percent to customer bills, rather than the 1 percent that gets added now.
Thursday, April 18,2013

Eco-briefs | Breweries unite with nonprofit to promote awareness of water quality

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The Natural Resource Defense Council (NRDC), a nonprofit environmental advocacy group, is joining forces with more than 20 craft breweries to campaign for clean water.
Thursday, April 11,2013

Eco-briefs | Fuel scandal sends Texas man to prison

Jeffrey David Gunselman of Texas has been sentenced to 15 years in federal prison after admitting to defrauding the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by acting as a business owner of a bio-diesel fuel production company in order to generate renewable fuel credits — then selling them to brokers and oil companies, according to the EPA.
Thursday, March 28,2013

Eco-briefs | 'Chasing Ice' filmmaker to discuss and debut footage at free event

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Boulder-based photographer James Balog will discuss his work, which captures the effects of climate change on glaciers around the world, at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 1, at the University of Colorado’s Macky Auditorium.
Thursday, March 21,2013

Eco-briefs | Mars on the mind

By Boulder Weekly Staff
NASA has announced that a recent rock sample taken from Mars indicates the planet could have once supported living micro-organisms — just as the Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado announced it has crossed another milestone in building NASA’s Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission (MAVEN).