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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...

Building change through changing buildings

On Jan. 26, 2001 the ground of Gujarat, India shook for more than 2 minutes. The earthquake killed between 13,000 and 20,000 people, injured...

Fermentation: the culture of cultures being cultured

For my 22nd birthday, my college roommate gifted me a jar of gourmet kimchi. This was after I’d decorated our fireplace mantel with eight...

The possibility to reverse global warming

With each passing day, global warming seems more like a death sentence for the Earth. Rainforests are shrinking, carbon emissions are rising and many...

Seize the day

This Saturday, May 20 marks the first-ever Colorado Public Lands Day, a holiday created as a non-political celebration of public lands, but whose meaning...

Cutting down consumption

When Laura Douglas and her family bought a new house in Northwest Denver last year, she couldn’t believe all the junk she had accumulated...

Most U.S. wildfires started by humans

Humans have more than doubled the wildfire season in the U.S. People — rather than natural causes — were responsible for 84 percent of...

Getting rid of the Harmful 7

Pesticides, trans fats, high fructose syrup: Our modern lives are surrounded by ingredients that many argue are undermining our health slowly but surely. While...

Never more important, never so dangerous

“It’s difficult to reconcile yourself to the fact it may be your last day, your last moment, you know? But my spirits are up...
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