Boulderganic

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,...

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...

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...

Tree-free paper is saving forests and farmers in Washington state

In 2013, about 20 wheat farmers gathered at a local pizza joint in Dayton, Washington to hear John Begley, CEO of Columbia...

CSU research helps remediate Superfund contaminated by mining operations

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Despite its decline in the past 100 years, mining continues to impact communities around Colorado as contaminated effluence from abandoned mines...

Americans want more renewable energy. Can ‘community choice’ help them get...

 Editor’s note: A bill to study community choice energy (or aggregation) at the Public Utilities Commission, sponsored by Rep. Edie Hooten from...

Pandemic drives Rocky Flats recreation, as local officials support greenway construction...

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During the Cold War, the Rocky Flats Plant south of Boulder produced plutonium triggers for nuclear weapons. But the pristine beauty of...

The new bison deal

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The City of Denver has maintained two herds of genetically pure bison, descendant from the last wild bison in North America, in...

Road Salt Is Imperiling Aquatic Ecosystems. It Doesn’t Have To.

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During this unusually snowy year, the rumble of snowplows and salt trucks has...

Downsized dairy

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The milk you buy at the local grocery store could be from cows anywhere across the country — that’s the result...

Scouting for life on Mars

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In 2012, a Dutch foundation called Mars One announced plans to establish a permanent human colony on Mars, with the first settlers...

A crazy amount of zucchini

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When the pandemic hit last March, interest in community gardens around Boulder County skyrocketed. Some people found themselves with the time...