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Thursday, September 18,2014

Out of balance

An in-depth look into Hickenlooper’s oil and gas task force

By Elizabeth Miller
This year, hundreds of thousands of Coloradans signed petitions to create ballot initiatives that asked for more local control over the oil and gas development happening near their homes, schools and businesses as well as increased setbacks.
Thursday, September 18,2014

Too close for comfort

Study finds that people living close to natural gas wells have more skin and respiratory complaints

By Caitlin Rockett
“Washington County is essentially the first location where the Marcellus Shale [formation] gas wells were initially dug and … fracked with the unconventional technology,” says Ilya Slizovskiy, a co-author of the paper and native Pennsylvanian. “The first wells were [drilled] in as early as 2005 or 2006.
Thursday, September 11,2014

Center of controversy

Civic use pad in downtown Boulder nears development while straying from original vision

By Matt Cortina
Until the day construction ends (and probably long after), a small plot of land in downtown Boulder reserved for a civic center will continue to serve only as the city’s center of controversy. That day, after more than 25 years, is about to be realized.
Thursday, September 11,2014

A flood of data

A CU team examines how your tweets can help civil engineers build better structures

By Caitlin Rockett
It’s not news that there’s valuable information hidden within the noise of social media. There’s the obvious use for business marketing, but social media offers bigger gains for society at large.
Thursday, September 11,2014

The art of resilience

A year after the flood, a local photographer helps Jamestown continue to heal through an interactive photography project

By Caitlin Rockett
And then she lost. “I was devastated, just seriously flattened. I couldn’t leave my house,” Dyer says, recalling her depression. But when she did finally leave her Boulder home after a few days to get some food, she says she’ll never forget what happened.
Thursday, September 11,2014

A unifying field of dreams

The biggest question of the day was: Is there a fundamental difference between the guys in the drab Dodger grays and the guys in the colorful Giants home uniforms?

By Stewart Sallo
Aron is a distant cousin of mine from L.A. with whom I had recently become acquainted. It turns out we share a love of baseball, and when he was in Boulder recently I invited him to play a game on my fast-pitch softball team.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Why Latinos care about the environment

Health, jobs, culture, recreation all matter

By Matt Cortina
Data indicates that Latinos care more about the environment than non-Hispanic populations in the U.S. Because of this, Latinos possess the ability to transform environmental policy on a scale that has never before been seen in this country..
Thursday, September 4,2014

A lifestyle worth sustaining

Two Brazilian-born architects showcase some of Latin America’s most sustainable communities

By Caitlin Rockett
“I was there in Sao Păulo until college ... Sao Păulo is crazy — traffic is horrendous. It’s so difficult to be there, and even though I am from Sao Păulo and I wanted to help, I didn’t want to live there,” Vidal-Hallet admits. “My parents moved for a while to Curitiba while I was in college and I saw that place as paradise.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Latino immigrants change cities from the inside out

Culture change one front yard at a time

By Matt Cortina
Raised in “one of the oldest barrios in the country” in east Los Angeles, Rojas eventually found himself at Massachusetts Institute of Technology studying urban planning.
Thursday, September 4,2014

Ending the campaign of disinformation

Americas Latino Eco-Festival leader is on a mission to brown the green movement

By Caitlin Rockett
The woman behind Americas Latino Eco-Festival isn’t your typical environmentalist. Irene Vilar is not rallying citizens with battle cries over a megaphone or leading large-scale petition initiatives.
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