<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Environment Today]]> <![CDATA[British millionaire pushes for 'new ways' to spread environmental message]]> British entrepreneur Dale Vince is more than just an eccentric millionaire — he’s a millionaire with a mission.]]> <![CDATA[Pythons Eating Through Everglades Mammals at "Astonishing" Rate?]]> From rabbits to deer to even bobcats, invasive Burmese pythons appear to be eating through the Everglades' supply of mammals, new research shows.]]> <![CDATA[GMO sugar beets get the green light]]> Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) ruled once and for all to allow unrestricted planting of Monsanto’s GMO sugar beets. This announcement puts an end to a long court battle to force the USDA to uphold the law — a battle that some anti-GMO advocates might call Pyrrhic.]]> <![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[Conservative shoppers purposely avoid pro-environment products]]> Conservative shoppers are less likely to buy a product with labeling that points out that it helps the environment.]]> <![CDATA[Foreign countries stop buying US wheat, fearing GMOs]]> A rogue, illegal strain of genetically modified wheat was found in Oregon May 30. And its impact is already being felt on U.S. exports.]]> <![CDATA[Poop dreams: A farmer on why we should care about manure ]]> From time to time a book merits its title. Published in 2010, Holy Shit: Managing Manure to Save Mankind may just be the No. 1 book on the No. 2 business. In it, Gene Logsdon manages to be both funny and educational as he advocates for overcoming our aversion to excrement for the sake of healthy soil.]]> <![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[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[New Study Links Diesel Exhaust to Elevated Cancer Risk]]> In a study of non-metal miners in the U.S., federal government scientists reported that heavy exposure to diesel exhaust increased risk of death from lung cancer. The study was carried out by researchers from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, both parts of Health and Human Services (HHS). The results were distributed in two papers on March 2 from the Journal of the National Cancer Institute and they will be posted to the JNCI website on March 5.]]> <![CDATA[Rooftop revolution: How to get solar onto 100 million U.S. homes]]> Get a load of this: Nearly 100 million Americans could install over 60,000 megawatts of solar at less than grid prices – without subsidies – by 2021.]]> <![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[Elephant Seals Swimming Deeper as Waters Warm]]> Elephant seals are in it deep due to climate change ... deep in the ocean, that is. Elephant seals from Marion Island in the southwest Indian Ocean are swimming farther beneath the surface as their prey also moves into cooler, deeper waters.]]> <![CDATA[Americans want more fruits and veggies for everyone]]> If you’ve noticed more carrot-crunching, more orange-peeling, and an abundance of leafy green salads lately, it’s probably not a coincidence. As The Washington Post reported earlier this week, Americans eat more fresh foods than they did five years ago.]]> <![CDATA[Retirees, Republicans, Greens Join to Fight Arizona Mine]]> Nestled as it is amid saguaro-studded hills, under a sky crisp blue by day and starry by night, you’d never guess Queen Valley, Arizona, is only 40 miles east of Phoenix. Its cozy homes surround a lush golf course, about four miles from a swath of state land known for four-wheeling, hunting, and bird-watching.]]> <![CDATA[It's Not Just Summer, World Keeps Warming]]> The world's political and environmental leaders gather in Rio de Janeiro tomorrow to assess the state of the planet's health 20 years after the first such gathering in 1992. But if science is any guide, Earth still needs some help.]]> <![CDATA[10 reasons not to frack California's dirty oil]]> Fracking is already a nationwide debate. Soon, it might become a nationwide practice.]]> <![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.]]> <![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[Craft breweries growing faster than hops supply]]> Dear Colorado beerhounds: simmah down. Lestin’ you want to run out of hops completely. The Forth Worth Star Telegram is reporting that the explosion in craft breweries has caused a run on ho]]>