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Does our state constitution protect the environment?

In 2014, there was an effort in Colorado to cement the public’s right to clean air, water and environment in the state constitution. Citing...

Powering Puerto Rico with solar microgrids

During the weeks following Hurricane Maria, the category 4 storm that wiped out Puerto Rico’s electrical grid, dozens of messages flooded the email server...

Questions remain with Denver’s new Green Roof Initiative

Denver’s skyline is picturesque, with downtown buildings framed by snowcapped mountains and sunny skies. But a measure that went into effect Jan. 1 requiring...

Slowing the flow

Lavender and lilacs — what Alice Hartman dreams of planting in her backyard next spring. Lavender, fresh and soothing; lilacs, ornamental and sweet-smelling. The...

Saving Rudolph

Not too far from the North Pole, Norwegian trains have killed more than 100 reindeer in a recent three-day period. Train companies claim the...

More harm than good with climate geo-engineering

Geo-engineering — the untested technofix that would permit the continued use of fossil fuels — could create more problems than it would solve. By masking...

Geo-engineering can stop global warming, at least in theory

Climate scientists now know that geo-engineering — in principle at least — would halt global warming and keep the world at the temperatures it...

Organic plus: Biodynamic agriculture is on the rise

Chef and farmer Eric Skokan of Black Cat Farm Table Bistro was shoveling out the duck house several years ago when he had an...

Rooting for change

When Elizabeth Black was a kid growing up in Hawaii, she spent her days running without shoes between the banyan trees, sometimes as large...

Photographer James Balog captures glaciers, before they’re gone

For almost 15 years, James Balog has dedicated his time to photographing glaciers. He’s chronicled major change — common occurrences like miles of retreating...

Butterfly Pavilion spreads its wings

Flocks of painted lady butterflies flew to Colorado last month, in what Butterfly Pavilion CEO, Patrick Tennyson, calls an “explosion” of the pollinator species....

Hydroponic systems and seed loopholes

Between Oct. 31 and Nov. 2, the 15 members of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Organic Standards Board (NOSB) will meet with...
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