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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).
Thursday, March 14,2013

Eco-briefs | Aerosols from one side of world influence rainfall on the other

By Boulder Weekly Staff
A field study conducted by researchers from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the University of California San Diego (UCSD) shows that dust and microorganisms help spur precipitation, which California counts on for its water supply.
Thursday, March 7,2013

Eco-briefs | New University of Colorado study shows biodiversity protects against disease

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The National Geographic Society funded a research project at the University of Colorado that was designed to further understanding of the correlation between biodiversity and disease.
Thursday, February 28,2013

Eco-briefs | Fort Collins bans fracking

Following in the footsteps of Longmont, the Fort Collins City Council voted to approve an initial ban on hydraulic fracturing within city limits.
Thursday, February 21,2013

Eco-briefs | Nuclear sensors could be used to predict tsunamis and track greenhouse gases

By Boulder Weekly Staff
A network of sensors used to track nuclear weapons since the Cold War could be used for environmental monitoring instead, according to a study published in Science last week.