Eco-Briefs

Battle cry issued from 180,000 opponents of Pebble Mine

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BATTLE CRY ISSUED FROM 180,000 OPPONENTS OF PEBBLE MINE...

Not so fast, EPA

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Amid mounting criticism against a proposed copper mine in Bristol Bay, Alaska, a group of independent environmental scientists are crying foul at an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) assessment of the prospective project...

Rally to protest dolphin hunting Aug. 31

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In 2009, the documentary The Cove released onto the world the story of a small town in Japan where dolphins were being herded into a shallow, hidden cove to be hunted and captured. The film won an Academy Award and acclaim at Sundance. But this year, on Sept. 1, the ...

Solar energy program creates opportunity for low-income families in Lafayette

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Energy bills are no small matter for families with low income. According to a study by the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, these families have gone from spending 12 percent of their after-tax income on energy costs in 2001 to 21 percent in 2012. ...

House votes for increased oversight in energy loans

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The Republican-led House of Representatives passed the ‘No More Solyndras’ Act in a 245-161 vote Sept. 14. The act requires...

Eco-briefs | Bag fees not just for airlines anymore

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In an effort to reduce the amount of paper and plastic bags used in the city, Boulder City Council approved an ordinance that requires shoppers to pay a 10-cent fee for each paper and plastic bag they use at the grocery store. The fee includes paper and plastic bags ...

Eco-briefs | Boulder engineer competing for grant to jumpstart water reserve...

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There are only five finalists left from a field of thousands of competitors in the GQ and Ketel One “A Gentleman’s Call” competition, which is handing out $100,000 to the winning business concept. Tom Rachlin, a 27-year-old engineer from Boulder, is one of the ...

Eco-briefs | Colorado Bioneers turns 10

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Bioneers, a gathering of environmental visionaries who offer practical solutions to the most pressing environmental and social issues of our time, will celebrate its 10th year as a Colorado satellite forum Nov. 9-11 at the University of Colorado Boulder campus...

Eco-briefs | Coffee production could be shaken by climate change

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The world’s most consumed coffee species, Arabica, could be pushed to extinction in the wild in 70 years by the hand of climate change, according to a new study...

Eco-briefs | New bacterium explains symbiosis with insects

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NEW BACTERIUM DISCOVERED IS ‘MISSING LINK’ IN UNDERSTANDING INSECT-BACTERIUM SYMBIOSIS...