<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Environment Today]]> <![CDATA[San Francisco Deems Apple Computers Not Green Enough to Buy]]> Just when you thought Apple was really starting to go green—announcing plans to power its newest data center largely with renewable energy—the tech company took a big step backward last week, requesting that all of its products be removed from EPEAT, a registry of environmentally friendly electronics. What’s really strange is that Apple helped start EPEAT back in 2006, and now it’s just backing out without much of an explanation.]]> <![CDATA[Floods likely to worsen in next century]]> New research published in the journal, Nature,  investigates the risks of flooding in the coming decades and the outlook is grim.]]> <![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[Is GMO, Roundup study too tough on Monsanto?]]> Look, none of us like Monsanto. As Boulder Weekly Editor Joel Dyer discovered recently, their whole business model is as poisonous as a bottle of Roundup.]]> <![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[Caffeinated Seas Found off U.S. Pacific Northwest]]> The Pacific Northwest may be the epicenter of U.S. coffee culture, and now a new study shows the region's elevated caffeine levels don't stop at the shoreline.]]> <![CDATA[As gov., Romney flip-flopped on addressing climate change]]> Flip-flopping isn't a new accusation on the campaign trail, but Mitt the governor started switching positions years before he was ever running.]]> <![CDATA[Shake It Off: Earth's Wobble May Have Ended Ice Age]]> The last big ice age ended about 11,000 years ago, and not a moment too soon — it made a lot more of the world livable, at least for humans.]]> <![CDATA[China green energy not keeping up with fossil fuel consumption]]> The air pollution in Beijing is literally off the charts.]]> <![CDATA[Scientists use Thoreau’s journal notes to track climate change ]]> Fittingly for a man seen as the first environmentalist, Henry David Thoreau, who described his isolated life in 1840s Massachusetts in the classic of American literature Walden, is now helping scientists pin down the impacts of climate change.]]> <![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[Obama's Budget Could Increase Clean Energy Funding by 30 Percent]]> In Washington, money matters more than words, so no matter what politicians say, budgets provide the best way to judge their intentions. President Obama has been touting clean energy, highlighting it in his State of the Union address and touring Western states to promote initiatives like installing clean energy projects on public lands. But the best indication that he’s serious about clean energy comes in his 2013 budget, which includes a request for a 29 percent bump in funding for renewables.]]> <![CDATA[U.S. Bottled Water Sales Are Booming (Again) Despite Opposition]]> Despite organized anti-bottled-water campaigns across the country and a noisy debate about bottled water’s environmental impact, Americans are buying more bottled water than ever. In 2011, total bottled water sales in the U.S. hit 9.1 billion gallons — 29.2 gallons of bottled water per person, according to sales figures from Beverage Marketing Corp.]]> <![CDATA[Support dropping for fracking regulations]]> A 10 percent drop in the polls would be a killer for a presidential candidate. In fact, the reality may be much more drastic.]]> <![CDATA['Doomsday' Seed Vault Safeguards Our Food Supply]]> A conservationist cradles two vials of peas destined for deposit in the Svalbard Global Seed Vault. The remarkable facility set on a rugged Arctic island off Norway is the ultimate global safety net for food security. It's able to protect up to 2.25 billion seeds from even "doomsday" scenarios like asteroid impacts and nuclear war.]]> <![CDATA[Firefighting in photographs: Hotshot firefighter's stunning Instagram]]> You’ll probably never venture to the front lines of a wildfire, but Hotshot firefighter Greggory Boydston spends half his year there.]]> <![CDATA[Communities help pay for ecosystem services provided by forests ]]> Strontia Springs Reservoir, 30 miles south of Denver, Colo., looks like water you'd want to scoop up in your dipper. Sunshine and pine reflect off its aqua-blue surface. But 16 years ago, it looked more like a latte clogged with cinnamon bark. In 1996 and 2002, major forest fires scorched the Upper South Platte River watershed.]]> <![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[Fracking disposal well causes over 100 earthquakes in Ohio]]> Youngstown, Ohio had its first earthquake in 2011. It had its 100th earthquake in 2011, too.]]> <![CDATA[Colorado grandparents deliver anti-fracking letter]]> A day after National Grandparent's Day, grandparents from around Colorado will deliver a letter to Gov. John Hickenlooper and other governors protesting against the oil and gas drilling process known as fracking.]]>