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Thursday, November 29,2012

Eco-briefs | New bacterium explains symbiosis with insects

By Boulder Weekly Staff
After a 71-year-old Indiana resident impaled his hand on a dead crab apple tree branch two years ago, it became infected with a previously unknown strain of bacterium.
Tuesday, November 27,2012

Eco-briefs | Transformations in ornithology in Sri Lanka

By Adelina Shee
Professor Arjun Guneratne will be presenting a talk on the changes in ornithology, or the study of birds, in Sri Lanka on Nov. 29 at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History.
Thursday, November 15,2012

Eco-briefs | Coffee production could be shaken by climate change

By Boulder Weekly Staff
The world’s most consumed coffee species, Arabica, could be pushed to extinction in the wild in 70 years by the hand of climate change, according to a new study.
Thursday, November 8,2012

Eco-briefs | Colorado Bioneers turns 10

By Boulder Weekly Staff
Bioneers, a gathering of environmental visionaries who offer practical solutions to the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time, will celebrate its 10th year as a Colorado satellite forum Nov. 9-11 at the University of Colorado Boulder campus.
Thursday, November 1,2012

Eco-briefs | Boulder engineer competing for grant to jumpstart water reserve concept

By Boulder Weekly Staff
There are only five finalists left from a field of thousands of competitors in the GQ and Ketel One “A Gentleman’s Call” competition, which is handing out $100,000 to the winning business concept. Tom Rachlin, a 27-year-old engineer from Boulder, is one of the finalists.
Thursday, October 25,2012

Eco-briefs | Bag fees not just for airlines anymore

By Boulder Weekly Staff
In an effort to reduce the amount of paper and plastic bags used in the city, Boulder City Council approved an ordinance that requires shoppers to pay a 10-cent fee for each paper and plastic bag they use at the grocery store.
Wednesday, October 10,2012

Eco-briefs | Chimney Rock designated a national monument

By Boulder Weekly Staff
A thousand years ago, members of the Chaco civilization chose Chimney Rock as the site of a village of more than 200 homes.
Wednesday, September 19,2012

House votes for increased oversight in energy loans

By Adelina Shee
The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the ‘No More Solyndras’ Act in a 245-161 vote Sept. 14.
Thursday, September 13,2012

Solar energy program creates opportunity for low-income families in Lafayette

Energy bills are no small matter for families with low income.
Thursday, August 30,2012

Rally to protest dolphin hunting Aug. 31

The filmmakers from The Cove estimate that more than 20,000 dolphins and porpoises are killed each year off the coast of Japan.