<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Environment Today]]> <![CDATA[See time-lapse animated GIFs of environmental changes over 28 years]]> Using annual photos from space, Google has compiled animated images that provide an overhead look at some major environmental changes over 28 years.]]> <![CDATA[Is "Meat Glue" As Gross As It Sounds?]]> Broadcast news and social-media sites have been aflame with reports about something called "meat glue." ]]> <![CDATA[Fracking: New Rules Aim To Bring 'Best Practices' To Public Lands ]]> Saying that the rules would "make sure that fracturing operations conducted on public and Indian lands follow common-sense industry best practices," Interior Secretary Ken Salazar this morning issued proposed regulations that would:]]> <![CDATA[Yes, your cell phone contains toxins]]> It doesn't matter how clean and futuristic the design is. Every single cell phone in a recent study was found to contain toxic chemicals.]]> <![CDATA[Rhino decimation in one infographic]]> <![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[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[The truth about renewable energy: Inexpensive, reliable, and inexhaustible ]]> We’ve all heard the common myths about renewable energy: It’s expensive; it can’t be relied upon; there just isn’t enough of it to meet our energy needs. But as technological advances and plummeting costs drive explosive growth — U.S. installed wind capacity has grown sevenfold to nearly 47 gigawatts in the last seven years — real-world experience is shattering long-held assumptions every day. Even ardent supporters of renewables may be surprised by what we’re learning.]]> <![CDATA[Coal Ash, Keystone XL Dropped from Transportation Bill]]> In the eleventh hour during negotiations on the transportation bill on June 27, language requiring approval of the Keystone XL pipeline and barring the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulation of coal ash waste was dropped.]]> <![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[Supreme Court declines to hear case against Monsanto]]> On January 2, Boulder Weekly reported that a brief had been filed with The U.S. Supreme Court to hear a class-action lawsuit against agro-beheamoth Monsanto. "The brief is an effort to get the]]> <![CDATA[Climate reminder: 2012 still hottest ever in US]]> We're finally below average. Hooray!]]> <![CDATA[EPA chief Lisa Jackson stepping down for Obama's 2nd term]]> The administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency, Lisa Jackson, will resign her post at the beginning of President Barack Obama's second term, Jackson has announced.]]> <![CDATA[As divestment from fossil fuels grows, why environmentalists should do more]]> Divestment, recently endorsed by active environmentalists like Bill McKibben, has been one of the most popular eco-friendly ideas of recent times. The term refers to removing investments in fossil fuels, oil exploration and other businesses that take advantage of the environment or create pollution.]]> <![CDATA[EPA: Colorado wildfires could have 'severe' water impacts]]> Many of us know wildfires can affect water quality. What many of us may not know is the extent of the damage.]]> <![CDATA[Can Gardening Help Troubled Minds Heal?]]> If you haven't noticed, gardens are popping up in some unconventional places – from prison yards to retirement and veteran homes to programs for troubled youth.]]> <![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[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[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[Jane Goodall's new book: How extensive is the plagiarism?]]> Widely respected primatologist and author Jane Goodall, who has worked for decades with apes in Africa, has been found to have plagiarized sections of her newest book, Seeds of Hope.]]>