<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Boulderganic]]> <![CDATA[Beware the brutality of the averted gaze]]> For a successful investigative author, it’s tough to sell a book of stories about Denver’s urban food scene to a publisher. “[Grow: Stories from the Urban Food Movement] certainly isn’t marketable in the traditional sense,” says Stephen Grace about his most recent book. “I was told that again and again by publishers, which is exactly why I wanted to do it. Grow is a reaction to the whole commercial paradigm, it’s my way of pushing pack and of being gently subversive.”]]> <![CDATA[A need to see]]> The Boulder Valley is no stranger to advocacy groups, especially of the environmental variety. With the abundance of voices here, Boulder residents can be flooded with so much information that local organizations often have to find creative ways to get their message out. For local environmental group Boulder Rights of Nature (BRON), that creative method is the upcoming BRON Film Festival, which runs this weekend from November 5-8 at the Dairy Center for the Arts.]]> <![CDATA[Skipping school]]> For the first time in more than 20 years of United Nations negotiations, the 2015 Paris Climate Conference (COP21) aims to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, with the goal of keeping global warming below 2 degrees Celsius and taking monumental steps toward global governance on climate change.]]> <![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[Front Range Bioneers Conference fosters planetary discussions]]> When international visionaries and leading innovators come together to discuss the planet’s most pressing environmental, health and social justice issues, nothing but positivity can come out of it — that or at least thought-provoking conversation and some lively debate.]]> <![CDATA[Wheels, willpower and Way to Go]]> An initiative of the Way to Go division of the Denver Regional Council of Governments, Go-Tober is a month-long, innovative competition challenging employees in the Denver region to opt for smart-commuting methods such as biking, walking, carpooling, vanpooling, public transit and teleworking.]]> <![CDATA[Balancing recreation and conservation]]> Roger W. Toll stands tall in dirt-crusted work boots. He places his large, weathered hand on the brim of his forehead to shade from the sun, setting his gaze on the expanse before him: a broad formation of earth that gradually rises to sheer stone, guarding the alpine jewel of Longs Peak.]]> <![CDATA[Governor’s Water Plan could ignite water war]]> In May of last year, Governor John Hickenlooper issued an executive order to create the Colorado Water Plan. As a part of the process established by the governor’s order, nine regional roundtables were empowered to create water plans for the river basins in their particular areas.]]> <![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[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[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[Something in the air: High methane found near oil and gas operations]]> The Uintah Basin, south of Vernal, Utah, had been swept clean by high winds on Feb. 2, so the next day, with steady air patterns above the basin, CIRES researchers flew back and forth over the basin with instruments for measuring methane and other natural gases.]]> <![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[Oceans studied and celebrated at second annual Making Waves]]> The awe children have for sea life, the blissful indulgence of the beach and the intrigue of Scuba diving deep into the sea — that’s all part of the ethos feeding the second annual Making Waves ocean symposium, hosted by the Colorado Ocean Coalition on Oct. 20 and 21.]]> <![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[Temporary nature]]> In the past, Rice has dabbled in several art forms, but he says when he started doing performance art he began exploring political themes. For this show, he says he wanted to address the serious environmental crisis happening in the world.]]> <![CDATA[Report criticizes EPA oversight of injection wells]]> The report, released Monday, July 28, by the U.S. Government Accountability Office, is critical of the Environmental Protection Agency’s inconsistent handling of safety inspections, poor record keeping and failure to adjust its guidelines to adapt to...]]> <![CDATA[Is water Colorado’s earthship-limiting factor?]]> Earthships aiming to land in Colorado pour on a slew of questions about rights to the rain. Permaculture-minded and rather postmodern, the gridfree homes are designed to catch rainwater for consumptive, gray water and black water use. But in most parts of the state, catching rainwater is illegal.]]> <![CDATA[Alternative fuel gaining speed]]> <![CDATA[Local farm loses the battle against local government]]> After years of fighting Boulder County land use codes and regulations, Zia Parker is selling her farm and moving with her husband to Ecuador in hopes that running a permaculture farm will encounter fewer obstacles in the South American country.]]>