<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Boulderganic]]> <![CDATA[Permaculture puts humans in nature's scale]]> You also don't have to be a farmer to benefit. My favorite go-to person about worm composting, software engineer Dan Moore, says his permaculture education has taught him to observe and figure things out, rather than just plunge into a project right away.]]> <![CDATA[Envelope, please]]> Fueled by federal grant dollars and powered by a team of advisors, the EnergySmart program is proving catalytic in the way it helps people take action after receiving an energy audit.]]> <![CDATA[Filling the gap]]> According to a 2014 report by the Colorado Department of Local Affairs, the population of Colorado is expected to see an additional 2.5 million people by 2040.]]> <![CDATA[Making green work for you]]> The new year is a great time to turn over a new leaf and make some eco-friendly resolutions. In this week’s column, we’ve gathered a few suggestions for making your home a greener, healthier place to live.]]> <![CDATA[Song of The River]]> In a sense, photographer Pete McBride has been preparing to make Chasing Water all his life. Raised on a cattle ranch in the Roaring Fork River Valley, he grew up working hay fields irrigated by the snowmelt that carved the Grand Canyon and slaked the thirst of the Southwest.]]> <![CDATA[Raining on the animal parade]]> <![CDATA[Bill McKibben leads divestment campaign to Boulder]]> Three figures were all author and environmental activist Bill McKibben needed to fuel his national roadshow.]]> <![CDATA[Lacking labels]]> Natural,” “organic,” “whole grain,” “hormone free”: the labels in grocery store aisles are endless, all designed to tell consumers more about the products available for purchase.]]> <![CDATA[Eco-challenged tech]]> Three-D printing is the new industrial revolution. Ty Syt, a member of the Boulder hackerspace Solid State Depot, says interest in 3-D printing will only continue to grow as more people learn to use the technology.]]> <![CDATA[Saving forests not enough]]> Researchers believe they now know why global warming has begun to announce itself both in annual rises in temperature and in the seasonal records of carbon dioxide in the northern hemisphere — the same seasonal variation in atmospheric chemistry...]]> <![CDATA[Demonized science]]> According to a new book by veteran environmentalist George Marshall, thousands of abusive emails — including demands that he commit suicide or be “shot, quartered and fed to the pigs, along with your family” — were received by climate scientist...]]> <![CDATA[Reduce, reuse, re-what?]]> Two years ago, Boulder was diverting 41 percent of the waste stream to be recycled or composted. In 2013, that number had decreased to 32 percent, according to the city of Boulder’s website, even though regulations make recycling as easy and inexpensive as possible for residents.]]> <![CDATA[Making money, making change]]> From King Richard in Robin Hood taxing his citizens to the point of starvation to Scrooge nickel and diming his employees out of a family Christmas, classic cartoons and fairy tales present a pretty grim picture of people who like money. But The [i4c] Campaign, and the Denver venture capital firm Galvanize that funds it, are trying to change that image.]]> <![CDATA[Growing wilder]]> Saving a piece of land from human activity actually requires a whole lot of human activity and cooperation. Years of it, really. In addition to those years of effort on the part of people, it takes a couple ingredients that also seem to be in short supply these days, not the least of which is a Congress capable of coming to bipartisan agreement.]]> <![CDATA[4-H: It's not just for farm kids anymore]]> It's still an organization devoted to shaping a better future for tomorrow's adults and encouraging community service. However, today's members, mostly between ages 9 and 19, are as likely to come from the city as the country.]]> <![CDATA[Wildfire prevention or forest destruction?]]> But some locals, upset about the changes to the forest they know and love, are questioning if logging can really protect their homes and whether wildfire is as much of a threat to the forest as they’re being told.]]> <![CDATA[The great age divide in environmentalism]]> Research has shown that younger generations, specifically Millennials — those born after 1980 — are more supportive of environmental legislation, if only by a small margin. The age gap among people who work for environmental groups allows for new viewpoints and experiences to be shared, but it sometimes can cause issues.]]> <![CDATA[Climate scientists say effects of global warming are more urgent than once believed]]> Without drastic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, the report says, global average temperatures will probably increase by another 2 degrees Celsius by mid-century over their 1986-2005 levels. This implies temperatures nearly 4 degrees Celsius higher by 2100.]]> <![CDATA[All’s fair in love and war (and industrial agriculture)]]> The war began at the federal level in 2002 when former U.S. Representative Dennis Kucinich introduced five bills addressing the need to regulate genetically engineered crops — this included legislation to label consumer goods containing GMOs, as well...]]> <![CDATA[BIFF: A tale of two mining towns]]> Film examines two years in the life of two Colorado communities grappling with economic and environmental conflicts. ]]>