Boulderganic Magazine

The pros and cons of industrial-scale solar

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It’s an undeniably gruesome image: A bird soars over the Mojave desert, and suddenly, revoltingly, catches fire, streaks momentarily like a small meteor, and then seems to disappear, leaving only smoke. Seen from afar, some are calling them “streamers...

Peanut butter and drones: hope for endangered ferrets

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To call the black-footed ferret an elusive creature would be an understatement. Around 90 percent of the animal’s life is spent underground, hunting prairie dogs...

The elephant in the grow house

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If there’s an Achilles’ heel in an indoor marijuana grower’s game plan, it’s energy consumption. The cannabis plant thrives when the kilowatts pile up...

Power use and marijuana: Where the grass isn’t greener

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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 ...

School gardens face growing pains, bountiful harvests

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One day before the spring equinox, a substitute teacher and 25 sixth-graders from Longmont’s Flagstaff Academy file out to the school’s garden area for...

One man’s trash is another man’s business venture

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Northeast of Denver in the small town of Hudson lies the largest tire dump in the U.S., known by many as Tire Mountain. Immediately south of Colorado Springs sits the nation’s second largest tire dump. Combined, the Rubber Manufacturing Association says, Colorado’s ...

The dirt on reusing soil

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As summer turns into fall so will fall turn into winter — we pull the sweaters and coats toward the front of the closet and stow away the bathing suits, shorts and tank tops...

To cleanse or not to cleanse

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From detoxifying diets to juice fasts, different dietary cleanses abound, claiming to rid your system of toxins and help you lose weight. People who regularly cleanse say they feel better, look thinner and think more clearly after a cleanse. But some dietitians argue...

Eat less meat, save the world

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If the reality of climate change frightens you, there is something you can do right now: Change your diet. According to a recent study from...

Slow Fashion

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Just about every sector of business is geared toward sustainability these days. Sustainable agriculture, energy and tourism are all a given, but sustainable fashion...

Get the inside scoop on local, sustainable CBD

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Moon Mother Hemp Company is a woman-owned business with a focus on environmentally responsible hemp farming and safe hemp supplements. Moon Mother Hemp’s founder,...

Pedaling through barriers

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Biking has started to make a comeback in the U.S., in ways you might not imagine. Take, for instance, Pedal to Properties, a full-service...