<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Boulderganic]]> <![CDATA[Sprayed trespass]]> A recent decision from a district court in Delta County could affect the view of trespassing, aerial spraying and the restitution available to farmers who lose crops due to drift.]]> <![CDATA[Study finds a large slice of climate denial donations funneled through organizations that conceal donor]]> <![CDATA[CU prof: Don’t buy the promise of nuclear energy]]> Frank Kreith argues that the pro-nuclear stance outlined in the documentary Pandora’s Promise is not realistic, given that the technology needed to make it a viable source of energy is decades away]]> <![CDATA[For your carbon footprint, it’s location, location, lifestyle]]> New research shows that the carbon footprint of urban dwellers is around a quarter that of those that live in the suburbs. But, there´s once catch.]]> <![CDATA[Mary Pipher: Take action before the ship sails]]> Get in the boat. That’s where the advice starts. Get on board with the reality of global climate change and grab a friend to help row the boat. And then keep believing that with a little progress every day, you can cross any ocean.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado forests, they are a-changin’]]> The heat of climate change has been felt with intensity here in Colorado. This summer, fires like the Waldo Canyon Fire in Colorado Springs and Boulder’s Flagstaff Fire ravaged the state.]]> <![CDATA[Can the state water plan bridge the gap?]]> When Colorado’s earth cracked open in the great drought of 2002, it may have also cracked open a new corner of consciousness about the finite nature of the state’s water supplies.]]> <![CDATA[Lessons from the sky]]> Wearing hardhats and safety goggles, a group of college students from Colorado huddle in the control room at the Four Corners Coal Power Plant in Farmington, N.M.]]> <![CDATA[So-called organic marijuana]]> We only use 100 percent organic soil and nutrients.” “Quality medication, which is … chemical free.” “Consistently high-quality, organic medical marijuana.” “All natural.” These are a few claims made by some of the 10 marijuana-growing companies that Colorado investigated for pesticide-related violations this spring on the Front Range.]]> <![CDATA[Carbon offset not a free pass]]> Despite the name “offset” — which can mean to “cancel out,” — it may be more helpful to consider carbon offsets as a long-term investment in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions, rather than a write-off.]]> <![CDATA[Tiny homes and tiny roadblocks]]> An entrepreneur and construction expert, Fears says he thinks the Aspen has used its square footage optimally. The 24 feet by 7 feet of space occupied by this “Tiny,” as Fears affectionately refers to all super-small dwellings — otherwise known as tiny homes, tiny houses or micro-homes — is permanently mounted to a specially designed steel trailer.]]> <![CDATA[From seed to harvest]]> It’s late April and Polly Ruff pulls a few weeds growing from the outside edge of her raised bed at Living Harvest Garden. The 30 plots surrounding her are in various stages of preparation for the first season of this freshly minted community garden..]]> <![CDATA[Climate data gives mixed message on storm forecasts]]> Keep calm and hold on to your hat. The atmosphere will not become increasingly stormy as the planet warms and the climate changes. The downside is that while the number of storms will probably remain unchanged, and weak storms could even become weaker, new research warns that the strongest storms could become significantly stronger. For at least three decades, researchers have worked on the assumption that as the average energy of the atmosphere increased with warming, so would the potential for extremes of heat and drought, flood and cyclone, typhoon or hurricane.]]> <![CDATA[Pitching ideas for a new planet]]> <![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[Open streets, open minds]]> The average pedestrian might not realize how wide Boulder’s sidewalks tend to be, and drivers might be annoyed at the barriers in the Goss Grove neighborhood that make 21st Street an impassable shortcut from Arapahoe Avenue to Canyon Boulevard.]]> <![CDATA[Washing away a harvest: Contamination ruins Boulder County crops]]> Due to potential pathogens and contamination in the floodwater, many farmers with flooded property are still uncertain if their fall harvest can safely be consumed. Farmers are waiting for word from a government agency to help make that decision.]]> <![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[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[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...]]>