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Lessons from a civil rights activist

Sekou Kambui, also known as William Turk, is no stranger to the long history of racial prejudice and inequality in the U.S. — tensions...

Apocolypse Now on the Mekong River

Smoke hangs heavy in the air over the Mekong River in northern Thailand. Dawn is breaking over the village of Chiang Khong and with...

Fire blazes through Nederland, neighbors open doors

Living in a mountain town means accepting the threat of fire and flood, and in the past few years the small town of Nederland...

Citizen lobbyists push for national carbon tax

On Thursday June 21, 800 volunteer lobbyists, including 11 people from Boulder, spent all day on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C. asking their elected...

Environmental groups push back against the TPP

Recently, 450 U.S. environmental groups sent Congress a strong message: Vote down the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the largest proposed trade deal since 1994’s North...

Local benefit concert supports effort to return the Black Hills to...

In 1868, the U.S. government, representing all of us, signed the Treaty of Fort Laramie with native peoples including the Oglala, Brule and Miniconjou...

Back to the future

Lately, I have found myself haunted by a particular conversation I had with historian Howard Zinn some two decades ago. And I’ve been feeling...

Supreme Court deals blow to future of DAPA

As the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court term comes to a close, the Justices announced several decisions within the last week, ruling on issues from...

Hazardous consequences

This article has been updated to reflect new information regarding the June 3 oil train derailment in Oregon.  In April, the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railway...

Poll: Americans want environmental methane reduced

A poll conducted by the American Lung Association (ALA) reveals that people want oil and gas companies to better control the leakage of methane into...

Signer beware

When it comes to the ballot initiatives being put forward this election cycle — at least the ones pertaining to oil and gas extraction...

Preaching to the choir

Scrolling through the staff page on 350.org, a global grassroots organization dedicated to preventing climate change, it can be hard to spot founder Bill...
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