Boulderganic

Citizen-science symbiosis

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Butterfly Pavilion continues expanding community science programs

Re-endangering gray wolves

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Wolves aren’t just back in Colorado, they’re recently back on the endangered species list—what does that mean for the state?

Palm oil is the worst—could old bread be the solution?

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The beignets, eclairs and tartelettes at Ludovic Gerboin’s bakery in the small village of Moosinning, Germany, glow in vibrant shades of red, blue, green...

Just an icefield

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The air was thirty-four degrees Fahrenheit, and wind swept across the mountains at thirty miles per hour. A thin layer of snow covered the...

Rancher has radical ideas about water

If Jim Howell, a fourth-generation rancher in Western Colorado, has a guru, he’s Allan Savory, the champion of intensive cattle grazing even on semi-arid...

The long road to carbon-free energy

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Earlier this year, Xcel Energy made a commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 85% by 2030. With that goal in mind it’s launched the...

Facing the climate penalty

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Colorado is no stranger to wildfires. Last year our state saw one of the most active fire seasons in history, with three of the...

In Wyoming, fences are coming down to make way for wildlife

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Article originally published in National Geographic. On a warm July morning, roughly two dozen volunteers gathered at a ranch outside Cody, Wyoming, carrying wire...

Progress on the roadmap

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Colorado has a goal to run on 100 percent renewable energy by 2040—how far along the path are we, and is it still achievable?

We looked for some of the hottest places in California. We...

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The first time ProPublica traveled to Thermal, California, in June 2020, the temperature happened to be 114 degrees, and we felt stupefied, literally unable...

Fighting for indoor air quality, mid-fire season

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2020 was a historically bad year for wildfires across the western U.S. And 2021 is on pace to be even worse. So far, this...

What’s up with microgrids?

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Dr. Peter Lilienthal has been in the renewables business a long time. In 1979 he started selling wind turbines from “the first small wind...