<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Environment Today]]> <![CDATA[Demand to dwarf supply on Colorado River]]> Interior Secretary Ken Salazar called it "a call to action." But a recently released federal study may be a few steps beyond just that.]]> <![CDATA[‘Monsanto Protection Act’ would keep GMO crops in the ground during legal battles ]]> It’s that exciting time of the year again when the Senate and House Appropriations Committees gets together to hash out the annual agriculture budget. I know, right? Really fun stuff.]]> <![CDATA[Elise Jones, Lt. Gov. Garcia to advocate for carbon emissions limits]]> Public officials, environmental advocates and business owners will hold a press conference to emphasize the need for regulations on carbon pollution in Denver at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 30 at the Tattered Cover bookstore on 16th Street in LoDo.]]> <![CDATA[Poop dreams: A farmer on why we should care about manure ]]> From time to time a book merits its title. Published in 2010, Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind may just be the No. 1 book on the No. 2 business. In it, Gene Logsdon manages to be both funny and educational as he advocates for overcoming our aversion to excrement for the sake of healthy soil.]]> <![CDATA[In-depth: Future of industry, health of planet at stake in Keystone XL pipeline debate]]> The upcoming decision from President Barack Obama on the future of the Keystone XL pipeline is a momentous decision for the future of an industry, the environment and the nation's economy.]]> <![CDATA[Protecting more than a postage-stamp-sized ecosystem]]> Yukon First Nations and Yukon-based environmental organizations are taking legal action to secure protections for the Peel River Watershed.]]> <![CDATA[10 reasons not to frack California's dirty oil]]> Fracking is already a nationwide debate. Soon, it might become a nationwide practice.]]> <![CDATA[Can silica-dwelling superbugs clean fracking fluid?]]> Minnesota researchers say they may have uncovered a way to clean up fracking fluid after it returns from under the Earth's surface using living organisms that usually reside in silica formations.]]> <![CDATA[Sean Lennon, Yoko Ono release anti-fracking song 'Don't Frack My Mom']]> Artist Yoko Ono and her son Sean Lennon have established themselves as leaders in the movement against fracking, which we hardly need to bother identifying as a natural gas extraction method.]]> <![CDATA[Feeding the Planet Without Destroying It]]> Climate change is the environmental problem that obsesses us, the one that's the focus of high-flying international summits and hardcore national politics. But it's not the only environmental problem — and it's not even the biggest one. That happens to be the crisis in agriculture and land use, the subject of what Jon Foley — the head of the University of Minnesota's Institute on the Environment — calls the "other inconvenient truth." Put simply, the act of feeding 7 billion plus human beings already puts more stress on the planet than any other single activity — and with both population and global wealth continuing to grow, we're going to need to figure out a way to produce more food without further damaging the environment. Otherwise we may end up running out of both food and the planet.]]> <![CDATA[Citing industry 'misinformation,' anti-fracking group launches videos]]> Frack Free Colorado, a statewide environmental organization that is opposed to the oil and gas practice of hydraulic fracturing, has started a series of videos arguing against the practice.]]> <![CDATA[Green walls: How leaf-covered buildings can reduce pollution]]> While much attention has been given to reducing air pollution and exhaust from cars, a new concept is taking hold in Paris, Frankfurt, Madrid and other cities across Europe: green walls.]]> <![CDATA[Wyoming judge: Fracking fluid formulas are trade secrets]]> The state of Wyoming has won in a lawsuit against environmentalists hoping to find out what's in fracking fluid.]]> <![CDATA[‘Food, Inc.’ chicken farmer has a new, humane farm ]]> Twelve minutes into the 2009 documentary Food, Inc., Carole Morison appears on the screen — haggard, tired, quietly seething. Squinting into the sun, she tells the camera, “I’ve just made up my mind; I’m gonna say what I have to say,” and she proceeds to show and tell.]]> <![CDATA[Study finds one-in-four shark species faces extinction]]> A first-ever global study of the conservation status of over 1,000 shark, ray and related species reveals that at least one in every four existing species are heading toward extinction]]> <![CDATA[Even if defeated, anti-GMO movement gains ground]]> California's Proposition 37, which would require food producers to label foods that contain genetically modified organisms, may not pass today. Support for the measure has dropped in the face of a massive advertising campaign from Monsanto and other massive corporations.]]> <![CDATA[Food industry seeking federal GMO law]]> The most powerful players in the food industry say they are simply trying to find a national solution for GMO labeling, rather than having to navigate a patchwork of dozens of state laws.]]> <![CDATA[New study finds increase in birth defects near fracking sites]]> A new study examining possible health risks to babies born within 10 miles of hydraulically fractured oil and gas wells was released January 28. ]]> <![CDATA[As Bear Population Grows, More States Look At Hunts]]> Wildlife officials don't usually base hunting policies on how the public feels about an animal. But the black bear seems to be different. The revered king of the forest has bounced back from near-extinction to being a nuisance in some areas. Some states are trying to figure out if residents can live at peace with bears, or if they'd rather have hunters keep numbers in check.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado a Model of Irresponsible Oil and Gas Development]]> On March 20 Earthworks’ Oil & Gas Accountability Project released a new report, COGCC: Inadequate enforcement means current Colorado oil and gas development is irresponsible. Part of a national assessment of state oil and gas regulatory enforcement, highlights of the Colorado-specific findings include:]]>