<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Environment Today]]> <![CDATA[Rhino decimation in one infographic]]> <![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[EPA releases final assessment of potential impacts of mining on Bristol Bay ]]> A new report by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emphasizes the negative impacts that large-scale gold and copper mining in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region could have ]]> <![CDATA[ Proposed CO legislation aims to reduce negative impacts of wildfire]]> Gov. John Hickenlooper expressed support for new legislation aimed at combating wildfire in Colorado]]> <![CDATA[U.S. power plant emissions down]]> A new study shows that natural gas power plants that use a new technology to extract more energy from the fuel release significantly less carbon dioxide than coal-fired plants do.]]> <![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[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[EU announces energy and climate goals]]> The BBC is reporting that The European Commission has announced an outline of its energy and climate policy goals until 2030. "The Commissioners want a bindi]]> <![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[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[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[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[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[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[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[Can a Denim Kilt Fight Climate Change?]]> Clothing made from organic cotton or other eco-friendly materials may lessen an outfit's environmental impact. But what about garments that benefit the air by sucking up pollutants? A futuristic collaboration between a nanotechnologist and fashion designer is raising the bar for environmentally friendly fashion with concept line Catalytic Clothing.]]> <![CDATA[Are pro-fracking online comments coming from paid shills?]]> Here at Boulder Weekly, we welcome robust discussion of our stories. We hope that whenever we tackle an issue in an article, those with opinions from all sides of the political spectrum can]]> <![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[Farmers lose GMO suit]]> A Montrose-based coalition of organic farmers has lost its lawsuit against Monsanto and its genetically modified organisms (GMOs).]]> <![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. ]]>