<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Boulderganic]]> <![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[Nice title, terrible bill]]> Every so often those people we elect in Washington attempt to do something so egregious for their corporate donors that it shakes the very foundation of our democracy.]]> <![CDATA[Taking a wide-angle view of the world]]> The Front Range Bioneers Conference returns to the University of Colorado Boulder Nov. 8-10 for a satellite forum of the larger national conference in California that brings together professionals to speak about the environment, health and social justice.]]> <![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[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[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[Solar thermal offers alternative to natural gas]]> <![CDATA[Where’s the beef (coming from)?]]> <![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[Harvest the rain: Know what's legal]]> <![CDATA[An unbalanced equation]]> Shortly after Ben Barres, a professor of neurobiology at Stanford University, gave a speech about his discoveries regarding nerve cells at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1998, an MIT faculty member was overheard saying, “Ben Barres gave a great seminar today, but then again, his work is much better than his sister’s.”]]> <![CDATA[Biff 2012 | Bitter stories]]> The story that unfolds in the documentary Bitter Seeds, featured at the Boulder International Film Festival, is about farmers who wager it all on what are promised to be miracle seeds, but land dust and failed crops rather than a magic bean pole.]]> <![CDATA[Keeping up with beekeeping]]> “Everybody wants to be a beekeeper these days. Well, you don’t keep bees; you’re married to ‘em,” he says. “And not everyone wants to be married to bees. People think they’ll take care of themselves, but it’s not like hanging a birdhouse. It’s more like having a dog or a garden.]]> <![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[BIFF 2013: A final watery frontier]]> Nearly seven years ago, John Weller and Peter Young traveled to the southern tip of Antarctica and started filming The Last Ocean. By capturing the pristine beauty of the Ross Sea, Weller and Young were documenting one of the last intact marine ecosystems on earth.]]> <![CDATA[Goats: the natural weed whacker]]> This is the 11th consecutive year the Boulder’s Parks and Recreation Department has sent goats out to patrol the weed populations as part of an integrated pest management plan. Integrated pest management means tackling a pest through several methods — cultural, mechanical, chemical and biological.]]> <![CDATA[Study finds a large slice of climate denial donations funneled through organizations that conceal donor]]> <![CDATA[Animal behaviorists flock to Boulder]]> The Superb Starling is named for its iridescent blue and orange plumage and is evoked in a Wynton Marasalis song for its complex and collective birdsong, consisting of warbling, trills and chattering.]]> <![CDATA[Beetle-mania]]> After suffering more than 15 years of a mountain pine beetle outbreak, Colorado’s forests are now facing another bark beetle epidemic. Last year, 183,000 acres of Colorado’s forests were infested with the spruce beetle, bringing the total acreage affected by spruce beetles to just under 1 million since the initial outbreak in 1996.]]> <![CDATA[Drifting toward answers on lost crops]]> If you shop with any regularity at the Abbondanza stall at the farmers’ market, you might have noticed some gaps in their inventory this fall. Dried beans and winter squash are mostly what Shanan Olson, co-owner, says people have commented on missing. They ask why, and she’s not sure how to reply. Pesticide drift on their organic-certified farm in 2010 cost most of their fall harvest, a $250,000 loss. At least, that’s what they can piece together. What really happened to their crop has been a complicated puzzle to solve. ]]>