<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Environment Today]]> <![CDATA[Washington will decide whether to label GMO food]]> The battle to put labels on foods that contain genetically modified organisms, or GMOs, continues in the state of Washington this November.]]> <![CDATA[Whole Foods will require GMO labeling on its foods by 2018]]> Whole Foods Market has announced it will place labels on all foods containing genetically modified organisms by 2018.]]> <![CDATA[Greenback cutthroat trout nearly completely extinct]]> No, bud, you didn't catch a greenback. We're sorry.]]> <![CDATA[Investigation Finds Toxic Pesticides in Lipton Tea]]> A Greenpeace investigation has found that Lipton, the world’s best-selling tea brand, sold tea bags to Chinese consumers that violated Chinese laws and failed European Union (EU) safety standards.]]> <![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[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[Shell Faces Pushback As Alaska Drilling Nears]]> The federal government could soon give the final go-ahead for Royal Dutch Shell to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean. Shell has spent $4 billion since 2007 to prepare for this work, and is hoping to tap into vast new deposits of oil.]]> <![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[Shell Oil, One Step Closer to Drilling in the Arctic]]> It’s official. On Feb. 17, Shell got a step closer to drilling for oil in our planet’s last wild ocean—the Arctic.]]> <![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[3D Solar Structures Create More Power in Small Spaces]]> Right now, designing a solar power installation generally means figuring out how to orient flat or angled panels so that they’ll capture the most light. Or the panels are put onto expensive, swiveling mounts, which move the panels over the day to track the sun. But a team of researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a different theory about how to best design solar power systems—by using solar panels to build three-dimensional structures.]]> <![CDATA[In-depth: Future of industry, health of planet at stake in Keystone XL pipeline debate]]> The upcoming decision from President Barack Obama on the future of the Keystone XL pipeline is a momentous decision for the future of an industry, the environment and the nation's economy.]]> <![CDATA[Global temperatures above average for 333rd straight month]]> At some point, the concept of 'average' becomes meaningless.]]> <![CDATA[Ship Noise Boosts Stress in Whales]]> The steady drone of motors along busy commercial shipping lanes not only alters whale behavior but can affect the giant sea mammals physically by causing chronic stress, a study published Wednesday has reported for the first time.]]> <![CDATA[Fracking leak causes methane to contaminate groundwater in Pa.]]> Pennsylvania's Department of Environmental Protection has acknowledged that methane from a fracking operation has contaminated groundwater and wellwater in Leroy Township, Pa.]]> <![CDATA[How Clean Energy Projects on Public Land Will Power 3 Million Homes]]> Not so long ago, American energy policy might have included carbon-busting endeavors like cap-and-trade. But now, politicians’ focus has turned to clean energy, which Congress isn’t exactly rushing to support.]]> <![CDATA[Will this Farm Bill do enough for young farmers? ]]> By the time the next Farm Bill expires in five years, 125,000 American farmers will have retired. This fact may well be the biggest threat to national food security, but you wouldn’t know it if you’ve been following this year’s Farm Bill hearings.]]> <![CDATA[Study Finds that U.S. Gas Prices Will Increase if Keystone XL Pipeline Is Built]]> American drivers will face higher gasoline prices if the Keystone XL Tar Sands pipeline from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico were built, according to a new analysis by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC).]]> <![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[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.]]>