<![CDATA[Boulder - Weekly - Special Editions]]> <![CDATA[Community involvement comes naturally in planning green spaces]]> <![CDATA[What's blooming at the market?]]> <![CDATA[A day in the life of a Boulder County GMO farmer]]> Paul Schlagel’s business purchases usually consist of irrigation piping or seeds, so it’s understandable that the farmer is eager to show off his new toy: a GPS-guided John Deere tractor.]]> <![CDATA[New hydropower could ease transition from fossil fuels]]> If you’ve ever spent time around one of Colorado’s rivers or streams during spring and summer runoff, you’ve had a taste of nature at its best. Supercharged, ionized air, forest and wildflowers, and, above all, massive torrents of water sweeping from the high Rockies out into the plains, or through sandstone canyons toward the distant Pacific.]]> <![CDATA[Back to the basics]]> Here in Boulder County, being healthy isn’t a trend, it’s a lifestyle. Between all the biking, hiking and running, Coloradans are managing to remain one of the healthiest states in the nation. Lately, we have been hearing a lot about going back to the basics with all-natural food choices.]]> <![CDATA[Speeding toward fitness]]> "A seven-minute workout can be efficacious,” says Glen Cordoza, co-author of Power Speed Endurance: A Skill-Based Approach to Endurance Training, a book detailing Crossfit founder and triathlon coach Brian MacKenzie’s revolutionary short, intense approach to training.]]> <![CDATA[Recycling 2.0]]> Hopefully, recycling glass, metal, paper and plastics has become second nature to most of us in Boulder County by now.]]> <![CDATA[Growing up the greener way]]> After a long and in some ways challenging winter that began with a deluge that saw flooded gardens wiped out early, gardeners are likely eager to be getting their fingers back into the soil this spring. Our Boulderganic is focused, first, on providing some information for growers and local farm shoppers interested to know how to expect our produce markets to have responded in the face of the floods last fall.]]> <![CDATA[Cracking down on fracking]]> <![CDATA[Reinventing the toilet]]> Karl Linden and his research team are not reinventing the wheel, but they are trying to reinvent the toilet. It began several years ago for Linden, a professor of environmental engineering at the University of Colorado Boulder, in a class he taught about water sanitation and hygiene. He gave a short assignment about potential global health initiatives.]]> <![CDATA[The rise (and fall) of developmental toxins]]> Recent research has made the public acutely aware of the growing list of commonly used industrial chemicals that are known to interfere with the human hormonal system. Like the Boulder Baby Company, many businesses across the country have shifted their business models to develop natural products that seek to create a toxic-free environment for kids.]]> <![CDATA[Cottage foods 2.0]]> The 2012 Colorado Cottage Foods Act was supposed to allow farmers and entrepreneurs the opportunity to make foods in their home kitchens and sell them to consumers, offering farmers an extra revenue stream and entrepreneurs a testing ground for business ideas.]]> <![CDATA[High water and high stakes]]> The flood that hit Colorado in 2013 couldn’t have come at a worse time for many farmers. In the middle of September, many fruits and vegetables are near ripe and ready for harvest, leaving them vulnerable to damage from flood waters and the pollutants in the water. Some farms had to declare the 2013 harvest a total loss.]]> <![CDATA[Sustainable clothes shopping on Pearl Street]]> <![CDATA[Achieving that Rocky Mountain glow]]> <![CDATA[Green your grill]]> It’s a tradition that’s quintessential to summer. It just doesn’t quite feel like summer until you’ve tossed a few burgers (maybe a couple portabella caps for the veggie crowd) on the grill, a cold beer in one hand and tongs in the other. But few of us ever stop to think about the environmental impact of our summer barbeques.]]> <![CDATA[Power use and marijuana: Where the grass isn’t greener]]> Indoor marijuana grow operations aren’t as green as the weed they produce. According to data from Xcel Energy and estimates from those familiar with indoor growing, a single light used to grow 16 square feet of pot consumes about half as much energy as the average Colorado house in a one-month time frame.]]> <![CDATA[Shifting seasons]]> As fall harvests wind down, some backyard gardeners may think the work is at an end. But local agricultural experts agree that there are several steps that should be taken to make next year’s growing season even more bountiful. Or even prolong the current yield.]]> <![CDATA[Float tank therapy]]> Float Tank Therapy is an evolution of principals first espoused by neuro-psychiatrist John C. Lilly. He sought to create an environment that reduced as much sensory input as possible to unburden the mind from the constant stimulation that must be filtered in order to function. In 1954 he created his first isolation tanks.]]> <![CDATA[Could consumer choice spell the end for GMOs?]]>