<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Boulderganic]]> <![CDATA[Reap what county farms offer]]> Think you’ve seen everything Boulder County farms offer at your favorite grocery store or farmers’ market? As you read this, boxes of fresh, local farm products are being picked up or delivered to people who have memberships in a community supported agriculture program.]]> <![CDATA[Interview: Pete McBride, director of 'Water Tower']]> <![CDATA[Alternative fuel gaining speed]]> <![CDATA[Peeking in on priceless plants]]> <![CDATA[Fight for your right (to know what's in your food)]]> Larry Cooper describes he and his wife Tryna simply as “concerned citizens” — proud grandparents seven times over, owners of a meeting and event company. Their concern over the safety of American food became so great, however, that the couple placed themselves at the helm of a citizen-led movement in Colorado to require labeling products that contain genetically engineered ingredients.]]> <![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[Therapy and better eating]]> Boulder-area seniors are soon gaining another way to get involved with the community, eat better and improve their quality of life: taking organic gardening classes.]]> <![CDATA[Global warming meltdown in the Rockies?]]> Anyone who tackles a tough summit like Tenmile Peak, above Frisco, probably is already tuned in to the risks of the high alpine zone — rockfall, changeable weather, equipment failure. But a snowboarder who was injured in a May 2010 avalanche on the peak may add a new item to the list of dangers — climate change.]]> <![CDATA[Mosquito control]]> It’s an unfortunate fact of life that along with those endless dog days of summer — perfect for barbeques, biking, hiking and swimming — also comes the height of mosquito season. While these blood-sucking members of the fly family are often little more than nuisances, certain species of mosquitoes can carry dangerous diseases, such as West Nile.]]> <![CDATA[Can third time be the charm in the uphill battle for GMO labeling?]]> U.S. Rep. Jared Polis, D-Boulder, knows his numbers. He knows that more than 90 percent of Americans believe that all foods that contain or are made with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) should be required to have labels that state as much.]]> <![CDATA[Fracking’s future is in doubt as oil price plummets]]> Fracking has become a victim of its own success. The industry in the U.S. has grown very fast. In 2008, U.S. oil production was running at five million barrels a day. Thanks to fracking, that figure has nearly doubled, with talk of U.S.]]> <![CDATA[New ocean energy plan could worsen global warming]]> One of renewable energy’s more outspoken enthusiasts has delivered bad news for the prospects of developing ocean thermal energy. His prediction is that although the technology could work for a while, after about 50 years it could actually exacerbate long-term global warning.]]> <![CDATA[Scientists warn solvents may impact hormone systems]]> Four chemicals, present both inside and outside homes might disrupt our endocrine systems at levels considered safe by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, according to an analysis released on April 15.]]> <![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[Bill McKibben leads divestment campaign to Boulder]]> Three figures were all author and environmental activist Bill McKibben needed to fuel his national roadshow.]]> <![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[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[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[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[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.]]>