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Low-cost solar observatory; New Superfund sites

Test flight of low-cost miniature solar observatory The Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) tested its Solar Instrument Pointing Platform (SSIPP) on Aug. 29, in San Antonio,...

Lightening the load for organic certification

Organic certification comes at a hefty cost — anywhere from $800 to $2,500. But Colorado companies can get some of that money back, at...

Banning uranium mining; Dropping grid-use fee

Colorado rally adds to voices calling to ban uranium mining in the Grand Canyon On Aug. 23 in Fort Collins, environmentalists from Environment Colorado joined...

The science of justice

Turn on any channel and you’re quick to find a crime show, be it Criminal Minds, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Bones or...

Former NIST director and notable physicist Katharine Gebbie dies at 84

Dr. Katharine Blodgett Gebbie, former director of the Physics Laboratory at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and mentor to four Nobel...

‘Tree hugging and all of that’

In Civic Area Park, just in front of the Boulder Museum for Contemporary Art (BMoCA), grows a large American linden tree with fissured bark...

Vanishing ice; Planting trees

Putting numbers to vanishing ice A paper published in Geographical Review in July announced the development of a database for all research about sea ice...

With rain barrels legal, what’s next for conservation?

As of last Wednesday, Coloradans can finally legally collect rainwater from their roof. It’s a small victory in the effort to manage water more...

‘The market is for me, too’

"Our mission is essentially two fold,” says Brian Coppom, Executive Director of Boulder County Farmers Markets (BCFM). “One is to support local agriculture and...

Signs of recovery; Settled spill dispute

Signs of atmospheric recovery New research shows that the ozone hole above Antarctica is shrinking. The study, led by Massachusetts Institute of Technology chemist Susan...

Boulder’s sustainable stake in global palm oil

In recent years, a wave of companies have committed to improving the way they source one of the world’s most popular, most environmentally destructive, most...

Slow-moving disaster reaches Longmont

Longmont is joining Boulder in a hotter future, with more pollution and potentially worse floods at the hand of a tiny, jewel-colored insect. The emerald...
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