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Boulderganic

Fueling down

On a snow-covered Friday morning in early December, Stefan Reinold, senior forester for Boulder County Parks and Open Space, makes his way up Boulder...

Water is Life

I thought of the footage I’d seen of prayerful people being pepper sprayed and maced in the eyes by armored law enforcement at Standing...

The union of science and art

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) is much more than a place for the most prestigious climate scientists in the world to work;...

How hot could it get?

Depending on which analysis you read, we’ve just experienced the second or third hottest October ever recorded in the U.S., preceded by the the...

Healthy snacks steal the spotlight as obesity rates continue to climb

A little over three years ago, Mike Milakovic moved to the small town of Creede, Colorado, and began baking kale chips in his home kitchen...

Conservation for All, even renters

Energy conservation and efficiency programs tend to benefit people who own their homes. But a new program in Boulder aims to make home energy...

‘The biggest case on the planet’

When Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, Mary Wood, law professor and faculty director of the Environmental and Natural Resources (ENR) Law Center at the...

Bomb-sniffing spinach; Religious leaders and the environment

Tapping into chemical pathways According to a study in the journal Nature Materials, scientists have nanoengineered a spinach plant that is able to detect the...

Surpassing Earthly politics

Since August 2010, when the Curiosity rover landed in the Gale Crater on Mars, it’s been providing earthlings a close-up look at our neighboring...

Water rights in Aspen; Lawsuit in Peru

Damming the beauty of Aspen Faced with concern over a growing population and rising temperatures due to climate change, Aspen City Council recently voted to...

Iraq’s skies darken as ISIS torches oil

Even at the height of the day, the skies in many parts of northern Iraq are dark as the Islamic State (ISIS) torches oil...

Dam releases dirty energy; CSU continues to study methane

Dam releases dirty energy The U.S. Department of the Interior released its Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) regarding the Glen Canyon Dam, admitting the dam...
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