Boulderganic

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...

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 Pulp, make...

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 leaches into local...

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 Boulder, is...

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 Rocky Flats...

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 Genesee and...

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 become a familiar — and comforting — winter soundtrack across the...

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 of decades of...

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 arriving in...

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 to garden, perhaps...

Subsequent years of beetle kill and wildfire slow regeneration of Colorado...

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Conifer trees — spruce, Douglas fir, and pine trees —  make up many of Colorado’s subalpine forests, essential habitats for many of the state’s...

No excuses

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Scroll through the leadership team on most national environmental organizations’ websites and a certain trend emerges: the majority of staff members are white. Racial...