<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Environment Today]]> <![CDATA[Solar panels' quality questioned]]> "Corners are being cut," an executive in the solar energy industry says, and it could be a black mark for the burgeoning industry.]]> <![CDATA[Conservative shoppers purposely avoid pro-environment products]]> Conservative shoppers are less likely to buy a product with labeling that points out that it helps the environment.]]> <![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[Mysterious Dark-Skinned Stone Age People Found]]> A newly found Stone Age people featured darker skin, an unusual mix of primitive and modern features and had a strong taste for venison.]]> <![CDATA[Gulf Oil Spill Continues to Impact Dolphins]]> Sad news from the Gulf of Mexico—at least 32 dolphins in Barataria Bay, La., one of the hardest hit spots by the Deepwater Horizon oil spill, have been given physicals and are reported as severely ill according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration officials.]]> <![CDATA[Ebola in Uganda: Why Can't We Cure It? Where Does It Hide?]]> A recent outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in Uganda highlights the many unknowns of the highly contagious fever, experts say.]]> <![CDATA[Wind Farms Warming Texas ]]> New research finds that wind farms actually warm up the surface of the land underneath them during the night, a phenomena that could put a damper on efforts to expand wind energy as a green energy solution.]]> <![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[Farmers lose GMO suit]]> A Montrose-based coalition of organic farmers has lost its lawsuit against Monsanto and its genetically modified organisms (GMOs).]]> <![CDATA[How the Greenest Cities in the World Clean Up Their Trash]]> The greenest city in the world, depending on who you ask, might be San Francisco, California, or Curitiba, Brazil, or Copenhagen, Denmark, or Vancouver, Canada. These cities and others like them have freed their citizens from car-dependency, switched to clean energy, and made room for green spaces that let everyone breath a little freer. But one key function they’ve also worked hard on? How to deal with their trash.]]> <![CDATA[U.S. coal is on the decline, and utility execs know it ]]> Every week brings a new story about coal’s decline in America. Here are two from last week.]]> <![CDATA[Groundwater Depletion Accelerates Sea-Level Rise]]> Groundwater depletion will soon be as important a factor in contributing to sea-level rise as the melting of glaciers other than those in Greenland and Antarctica, scientists say.]]> <![CDATA[Scientist cleared in reports of polar bear drowning]]> Wildlife researcher Charles Monnett wasn't kidding or making it up, an investigation has found: Polar bears really did appear to be drowning in the Arctic for lack of ice, as he reported.]]> <![CDATA[Organic Milk—Are You Getting What You Pay For?]]> On the heels of a previous report highlighting the lack of enforcement and oversight in our food system, the U.S. Office of Inspector General’s (OIG) new report on whether milk marketed as organic actually meets the National Organic Program’s (NOP) standards is a real wake-up call to the organic community.]]> <![CDATA[Beekeepers to EPA: We’re running out of time ]]> Beekeepers have been concerned that pesticides are to blame for the bee die-offs devastating their industry for a while now. As we reported recently, their losses have spiraled out of control, putting not just the beekeepers but our entire agricultural system in peril.]]> <![CDATA[Growing Food Demand Strains Energy, Water Supplies]]> The northern region of Gujarat State in western India (map) is semi-arid and prone to droughts, receiving almost all of its rain during the monsoon season between June and September.]]> <![CDATA[Billions Inhale Acid From Fires]]> Isocyanic acid ... just the name says you should play it like Bill Clinton and not inhale. Breathe easy, unless you regularly inhale the smoke of forest fires or have a leaky wood-burning stove, the pollutant doesn't seem to be a first world problem.]]> <![CDATA[Secrets of Natural Cocaine Production Revealed]]> A mysterious but crucial step that coca plants use to build cocaine has been discovered, according to a group of biochemists.]]> <![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[Paint Your Roof White for Earth Day]]> Earth day, April 22, comes on a Sunday this year, making a weekend paint project a perfect way to celebrate. Just painting the surface of a black roof white can lower its temperature on a hot afternoon by as much as 50 to 65 degrees.]]>