<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Environment Today]]> <![CDATA[Why Anti-Fracking Groups Are Shifting Their Story From Water To Air Quality]]> Mark Twain said “never let the truth stand in the way of a good story.” A common hydraulic fracturing narrative is that the technology pollutes water supplies. The story goes that fracturing is a mysterious and untested practice, that fracturing fluids are a secret, “chemical cocktail,” that there are innumerable incidents of aquifer and drinking water contamination, resulting even in tap water catching fire, and that “Big Oil” has pressured Congress into exempting the technology from any environmental laws.]]> <![CDATA[Russian Scientists Breach Antarctica's Lake Vostok]]> Russian scientists have confirmed that they have penetrated Antarctica's Lake Vostok, an event that may "expand the limits of life on Earth," a U.S. scientist says.]]> <![CDATA[2012 heat wave records not likely to last through 2013]]> Almost every month in the spring and summer of 2012 has set records for heat.]]> <![CDATA[One dead, two injured in Utah oil well explosion]]> An explosion at a well site in eastern Utah has killed one worker and injured two others.]]> <![CDATA[Alaska Oil and Gas Drilling Threatens Endangered Whales]]> Endangered Cook Inlet beluga whales are threatened by oil drilling and exploration, according to a lawsuit filed on May 15 by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), Native Village of Chickaloon, Center for Water Advocacy (CWA) and Center for Biological Diversity. The suit challenges a permit issued by the National Marine Fisheries Service to Apache Alaska Corporation to allow oil and gas exploration in Alaska’s Cook Inlet, home to a dwindling population of 280 beluga whales protected by the Endangered Species Act.]]> <![CDATA[10 reasons not to frack California's dirty oil]]> Fracking is already a nationwide debate. Soon, it might become a nationwide practice.]]> <![CDATA[Bag fee reduces paper and plastic bag use by 68 percent]]> It started costing $.10 each at the grocery line six months ago when a new city initiative began requiring grocery stores to charge a fee per disposable bag. Here's the results. ]]> <![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[Sierra Club to hold cleanup weekend, citing climate change for floods]]> As flood recovery continues across Colorado this weekend, one group will hold cleanup events and tie the destruction to climate-change-related weather patterns.]]> <![CDATA[Rhino decimation in one infographic]]> <![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.]]> <![CDATA[The lighter side of environmental news: A really cute baby manatee]]> Unfortunately, you'll have to follow the jump to see photos of the lil guy but we'll give you his story here.]]> <![CDATA[Full coverage of the lively climate change discussion at the GOP convention]]> <![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[Republicans for Environmental Protection drops ‘Republicans’ from name ]]> Once upon a time, there were green Republicans. Like John McCain, who sponsored the first climate cap-and-trade bill in the Senate — before getting all bitter about that whole being-crushed-by-Obama thing.]]> <![CDATA[Amid Economic Concerns, Carbon Capture Faces a Hazy Future]]> For a world dependent on fossil fuels, carbon capture and storage (CCS) could be a key to controlling greenhouse gas emissions. But the technology meant to scrub carbon dioxide pollution from the air is experiencing stiff headwinds that have stalled many projects at the bottom line.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder ocean group opposes SeaWorld float in Macy's parade]]> News that Macy's intends to include a SeaWorld float in its celebrated Thanksgiving Day Parade has led a Boulder group dedicated to defending oceans to oppose the inclusion of the float.]]> <![CDATA[CU aims to streamline recycling for students]]> Is recycling in multiple containers too complicated? The University of Colorado Boulder will be simplifying the process for students this year, providing single-stream recycling receptacles in dining and housing areas.]]> <![CDATA[Boulder's NOAA can't afford greenhouse gas monitoring]]> Faced with a rapidly shrinking budget, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has announced that it has stopped measuring greenhouse gas emissions at 12 locations and has slashed measuring practices across the country.]]> <![CDATA[Environmental fashion: Check out the shirt that you only wash three times a year]]> First of all, since we're in Boulder: No, not every shirt is a shirt you wash only three times a year.]]>