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Thursday, September 18,2014

Too close for comfort

Study finds that people living close to natural gas wells have more skin and respiratory complaints

By Caitlin Rockett
“Washington County is essentially the first location where the Marcellus Shale [formation] gas wells were initially dug and … fracked with the unconventional technology,” says Ilya Slizovskiy, a co-author of the paper and native Pennsylvanian. “The first wells were [drilled] in as early as 2005 or 2006.
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Thursday, September 11,2014

A flood of data

A CU team examines how your tweets can help civil engineers build better structures

By Caitlin Rockett
It’s not news that there’s valuable information hidden within the noise of social media. There’s the obvious use for business marketing, but social media offers bigger gains for society at large.
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Thursday, September 11,2014

The art of resilience

A year after the flood, a local photographer helps Jamestown continue to heal through an interactive photography project

By Caitlin Rockett
And then she lost. “I was devastated, just seriously flattened. I couldn’t leave my house,” Dyer says, recalling her depression. But when she did finally leave her Boulder home after a few days to get some food, she says she’ll never forget what happened.
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Thursday, September 4,2014

A lifestyle worth sustaining

Two Brazilian-born architects showcase some of Latin America’s most sustainable communities

By Caitlin Rockett
“I was there in Sao Păulo until college ... Sao Păulo is crazy — traffic is horrendous. It’s so difficult to be there, and even though I am from Sao Păulo and I wanted to help, I didn’t want to live there,” Vidal-Hallet admits. “My parents moved for a while to Curitiba while I was in college and I saw that place as paradise.
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Thursday, September 4,2014

Ending the campaign of disinformation

Americas Latino Eco-Festival leader is on a mission to brown the green movement

By Caitlin Rockett
The woman behind Americas Latino Eco-Festival isn’t your typical environmentalist. Irene Vilar is not rallying citizens with battle cries over a megaphone or leading large-scale petition initiatives.
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Thursday, August 28,2014

The couch cleanse

By Caitlin Rockett
And so it is with the story of how, over the course of nearly 40 years, flame retardant substances ended up in nearly every piece of furniture, every electronic, every household ware and article of clothing in the U.S. In a four-part series from 2012, the Chicago Tribune.
Thursday, August 21,2014

Tidbites | Week of August 21, 2014

By Caitlin Rockett
Kegs will be tapped at noon with 12-ounce pours selling for $5.25 and growlers going for $14. And as if this wasn’t enough fun, there’s a food pairing contest — attendees may bring a homemade dish to pair with the Jalapeno Cream Ale. Bartenders must receive dishes by 5 p.
Thursday, August 14,2014

A feast for the soul

Folks Fest continues to be a celebration of narrative songwriting, but this year it’s also a celebration of rebirth

By Caitlin Rockett
Around these parts, there’s no better table to set a feast for the soul than Planet Bluegrass Ranch in Lyons. And around this time of year there’s no better feast for the soul than the Rocky Mountain Folks Fest, a veritable cornucopia of great music from some of the world’s most talented singer/ songwriters. As we prepare ourselves for the changing of the seasons, Folks Fest provides us a physical place to wind down, reflect and enjoy the final days of summer.
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Thursday, August 7,2014

Market share chemical warfare

By Caitlin Rockett
Little did the couple know they would lose their entire grape crop that year. That year they joined a growing group of farmers across the nation losing crops to herbicidal drift from nearby (or not so nearby) conventional farms growing genetically engineered, herbicide-resistant crops.
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Thursday, July 24,2014

A house full of women

As Boulder sees an uptick in violence against homeless women, Boulder’s Outreach for Homeless Overflow provides a new women-only shelter

By Caitlin Rockett
Nancy Jordan, a staff member at Boulder’s Outreach for Homeless Overflow, parks her purple mountain bike in front of Flatirons Coffee at the corner of Arapahoe and 29th. She walks in from the oppressive heat of a late afternoon in July, flashes an endearing smile, sits down and fishes three pieces of paper from her backpack.
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