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Thursday, September 11,2014

A flood of data

A CU team examines how your tweets can help civil engineers build better structures

By Caitlin Rockett
It’s not news that there’s valuable information hidden within the noise of social media. There’s the obvious use for business marketing, but social media offers bigger gains for society at large.
Thursday, September 11,2014

The art of resilience

A year after the flood, a local photographer helps Jamestown continue to heal through an interactive photography project

By Caitlin Rockett
And then she lost. “I was devastated, just seriously flattened. I couldn’t leave my house,” Dyer says, recalling her depression. But when she did finally leave her Boulder home after a few days to get some food, she says she’ll never forget what happened.
Thursday, September 11,2014

A unifying field of dreams

The biggest question of the day was: Is there a fundamental difference between the guys in the drab Dodger grays and the guys in the colorful Giants home uniforms?

By Stewart Sallo
Aron is a distant cousin of mine from L.A. with whom I had recently become acquainted. It turns out we share a love of baseball, and when he was in Boulder recently I invited him to play a game on my fast-pitch softball team.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Why Latinos care about the environment

Health, jobs, culture, recreation all matter

By Matt Cortina
Data indicates that Latinos care more about the environment than non-Hispanic populations in the U.S. Because of this, Latinos possess the ability to transform environmental policy on a scale that has never before been seen in this country..
Thursday, September 4,2014

A lifestyle worth sustaining

Two Brazilian-born architects showcase some of Latin America’s most sustainable communities

By Caitlin Rockett
“I was there in Sao Păulo until college ... Sao Păulo is crazy — traffic is horrendous. It’s so difficult to be there, and even though I am from Sao Păulo and I wanted to help, I didn’t want to live there,” Vidal-Hallet admits. “My parents moved for a while to Curitiba while I was in college and I saw that place as paradise.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Latino immigrants change cities from the inside out

Culture change one front yard at a time

By Matt Cortina
Raised in “one of the oldest barrios in the country” in east Los Angeles, Rojas eventually found himself at Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying urban planning.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Ending the campaign of disinformation

Americas Latino Eco-Festival leader is on a mission to brown the green movement

By Caitlin Rockett
The woman behind Americas Latino Eco-Festival isn’t your typical environmentalist. Irene Vilar is not rallying citizens with battle cries over a megaphone or leading large-scale petition initiatives.
Thursday, September 4,2014

A new shade of green

Americas Latino Eco-Festival is a six-day conference for people of every color

By Joel Dyer
Note to Boulder County citizens who care about the environment: the Americas Latino Eco-Festival is not an event intended solely or even primarily for Latino audiences.
Thursday, September 4,2014

News briefs

By Boulder Weekly Staff
But a non-political event sponsored by the Lemon Tree Group and the Interfaith Community of Boulder is out to remember something else: these tragedies also taught us that we live in a county that is inclusive, kind, and tolerant of diverse ways of thinking and believing, and that is worth celebrating.
Thursday, August 28,2014

Your next roadside attraction: Carbon storage

By Marianne Lavell
As you watch the miles roll by on family road trips this summer, look just behind the guard rails to see what some scientists believe is a significant untapped resource in the battle against climate change.
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