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Drought lessons from Colorado

In March 2016, the Obama administration released another piece of its plan to mitigate the impacts of climate change. The Long-term Drought Resilience Plan...

The economic potential of solar energy

Catching the Sun, a new documentary by Shalini Kantayya premiering in Denver on April 19, starts with a bang. Thick clouds of smoke shoot...

Curing cancer; Plant diversity decreasing

Cell division research could stop cancer According to the National Institutes of Health, 1.5 million people in the United States are diagnosed with cancer each...

No dry kibble here

It was nearly 20 years ago when Sandy Bosben walked into a Santa Fe, New Mexico, coffee shop for a cup of joe and...

BPA in canned foods; Zika in U.S.

BPA found in linings of canned foods A new report released March 30 finds Bisphenol A (BPA) in the linings of two-thirds of America’s canned...

Rethinking attitudes towards sustainability

Sustainability is an all encompassing concept that affects every part of our lives. It’s not just about science and the environment but also includes...

Climate outlook; The Ogallala Aquifer

Climate outlook projects warm, wet spring likely for much of Colorado and the West After announcing that February 2016 was “probably” the warmest month globally...

Pumping seawater onto Antarctica won’t work

Sea level rise is likely to be a problem too big to handle. Geoengineers will not be able to magic away the rising tides,...

Ag nitrogen and tracking deforestation

Nitrogen from agriculture bigger problem than believed Humans have long known that agriculture contributes to surface and groundwater pollution, particularly from nitrates that run off from...

Bus operators race to ditch dirty vehicles

In 2013, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) faced a big decision. Advancing technologies, combined with a boom in natural gas production, presented an opportunity...

Genetic change in hatchery fish; new Xenoturbella

Fish hatcheries cause massive genetic changes after a single generation A study by Oregon State University and the Oregon Department of Fisheries and Wildlife has...

The urban heat island effect warms Colorado’s biggest city

Though it’s winter right now along the Front Range, the city of Denver sits pleasantly above 50 degrees most days. Sure, it’s nice to...
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