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Out of sight, out of mind no more

In the last 30 years we have lost 50 percent of the world’s coral. This loss is far from arbitrary, and Chasing Coral —...

The war on wildfire

In 2003, Michael Kodas fought his first wildfire, a blaze ignited by a lightning strike on Wyoming’s Crazy Woman Mountain. The winter before, Kodas,...

Public schools on the path to food waste reduction

As the new school year begins and Colorado kids return to classrooms, Region 8 of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has an action plan...

One millimeter at a time

Through a window in the Arts Longmont Gallery sits a garden. Lush with a variety of plants, the space is bright and full of...

The fight for Earth rages on

It started with an image. On Dec. 24, 1968, the astronauts of the first manned mission to orbit the moon — William Anders, Frank...

Water footprints

Costa Rican beer company Imperial made a bold statement last month with the announcement of “the world’s first and only water positive beer.” It’s...

Growing momentum

In June, Sweden’s largest pension fund, AP7, sold off its investments in six energy companies that it says are in violation of the Paris...

Wolves return to Estes Park (for the weekend)

After a massive wolf eradication effort in the United States, the last remaining wolf in Colorado was killed in 1930. But for decades since,...

Plans to dam the Amazon will cost the Earth

Even clean energy could devastate the Amazon, according to new research. A massive increase in hydropower from a series of planned Amazon dams could...

Cricket is the new cow

Along Morrison Road, in west Denver, there’s a 40-foot shipping container that houses 15,000 crickets, give or take — they aren’t the easiest insects...

Reduce, reuse, recycle and… robots?

At Alpine Waste and Recycling in Denver, “Clarke” uses its suction cup arm to sort through cartons from the conveyor belt alongside his fellow...

Requiem for a digester

Neat rows of tanks, each with a capacity of 1.7 million gallons, tower above the plains. Three lagoons border the site to the west...
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