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Thursday, September 25,2014

Full backpacks, full stomachs

Colorado Friendship improves food security for Longmont students

By Mallane Dressel
As the temperature drops and the leaves change color, kids around the nation get back into the swing of school. For some students it means little more than early mornings and evenings lost to homework, but for others, it means knowing they won’t go home hungry — at least during the week.
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Thursday, September 25,2014

Fish food

A local business looks to help schools across America learn about sustainable food production through grants for aquaponic systems

By Mallane Dressel
The Aquaponic Source, a company based out of Longmont, hopes to increase the number of aquaponic systems being used in classrooms across that nation with their new Grants for Plants Foundation, but some Boulder County students are already reaping the benefits.
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Monday, June 23,2014

A community mission

The Second Kitchen food co-op expands fast without forgetting why they started in the first place

By Mallane Dressel
Boulder’s first food co-op, The Second Kitchen, is trying to make a bigger difference when it comes to quality and sustainability of food distribution, while not forgetting their humble beginnings. The organization’s name is a tribute to those humble begins, when co-founder Sara Brody once used the second kitchen of her duplex to house large sacks of grains and other products for it’s first few years as a buy-in club.
Thursday, May 8,2014

‘New Alpinism’ promotes cross training regimen for climbing success

Boulder roots, when training was cheating, and being in tune with yourself

By Mallane Dressel
Steve House was seeking a better way to train after he was forced to turn back during his attempt at Pakistan’s Masherbrum, a 25,659-foot peak, in 2003. He’d had overtrained for the climb, according to Scott Johnston, who stepped in to provide some advice.
Thursday, May 1,2014

The emerging tenkara, a simplistic fly-fishing technique

Bringing in a fish without a reel and winning people over

By Mallane Dressel
Usually the talk of the town in fly fishing is something progressive, like the next big deal in reel technology, but surprisingly the tenkara method boasts a more simplistic approach, where only a rod, a line and fly, are used. Tenkara purists take the minimalistic concept one step further.
Thursday, April 24,2014

Upslope kicks into high gear

By Mallane Dressel
Upslope is trying to get their beer to the people with a just-announced list of upcoming spring and summer events. Boulder teetotalers will be tempted with a music festival, beer and food truck pairings, the chance to make earrings out of cans and tutorials on bike mechanics.
Thursday, April 24,2014

eco-briefs

By Mallane Dressel
According to Alexandra Rose, citizen science coordinator at the University of Colorado Museum of Natural History, a condor’s decisions on whom they feed and interact with are connected to the condor’s ability to survive. Researchers have over 175,000 automatically recorded images taken of condor groups as they feed on carcasses.
Thursday, April 17,2014

eco-briefs

By Mallane Dressel
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service reopened the public comment forum concerning the western yellow-billed cuckoo being added to the threatened species list for a second time in response to public demand and to allow researchers more time to finish collecting scientific information.
Thursday, April 10,2014

eco-briefs

By Mallane Dressel
The report, approved by representatives from 195 nations around the world, stated that from their review of climate change research they concluded that the evidence of climate changing impacts is most prevalent and obvious among natural ecosystems.
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Friday, March 28,2014

Making it rain

By Mallane Dressel
It’s a practice that was used for thousands of years, but with the development of sewage systems and chemical fertilizer, the practice of recycling urine and using it as fertilizer went by the way side. Recently, this old practice gained new momentum in the U.
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