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Wind energy research funding; The ocean’s oxygen

NREL will see $30 million in funding from federal government in 2017 Wind energy research, and especially the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) in Golden,...

NREL aims to change the way we commute

Colorado’s cars alone emit an average of 23 million metric tons of carbon dioxide annually. And in 2013 the state’s transportation sector accounted for...

Shifting poles; Lasting effects of Deep Horizon

Climate change shifts Earth’s geographic pole Scientists have known for decades the impacts of global warming — from changes in weather patterns to drastic sea...

RYSE youth council takes action

On April 8, U.S. Magistrate Judge Thomas Coffin in Eugene, Oregon handed down a victory for young environmental activists. Twenty-one young people from across...

A visual story of mountain building

Located at the nexus of the Great Plains and the Rocky Mountains, Boulder’s topography is the ultimate geologic juxtaposition. The change of slope where...

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...
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