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Thursday, November 21,2013

An evolving education model

Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center and Thorne Nature Experience support environmental approach in Boulder schools

By Zak Weinberg
The divine art of sculpting mud pies could be one of many ways children learn about the environment, and profoundly impacts their development and identity as an environmental steward for the rest of their lives.
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Thursday, October 31,2013

Taking a wide-angle view of the world

Front Range Bioneers returns with discussion on environmental and social issues

By Zak Weinberg
The Front Range Bioneers Conference returns to the University of Colorado Boulder Nov. 8-10 for a satellite forum of the larger national conference in California that brings together professionals to speak about the environment, health and social justice.
Thursday, October 17,2013

Author J. Grigsby Crawford's 'The Gringo' takes a raw look at Peace Corps

Boulder native’s memoir mixes a critique with a personal account of danger and loneliness in Ecuador

By Zak Weinberg
Only a few weeks into a two-year Peace Corps program, Boulder native J. Grigsby Crawford received a text from his host that read, “Turn off your light and go to sleep. It’s very important that you stay quiet and don’t leave your room.” Outside the house were men in ski masks with guns. They wanted to kidnap Crawford.
Thursday, October 10,2013

Elite field set to compete in Boulder Cup Cyclocross

Colorado's Katie Compton talks about prepping for her comeback

By Zak Weinberg
As the whistle sounds at Valmont Park during the 2013 Boulder Cup, hundreds of cyclocross racers will sprint all out, jockeying for position in one of the most dangerous starts in competitive racing sports.
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Thursday, October 10,2013

Delving into the questions raised by ‘GMO OMG’

While scientists debate studies examining health effects of GMOs, film director argues for awareness, community-building

By Zak Weinberg
Genetically modified corn could contribute to cancer in test rats, according to a controversial two-year study currently dividing scientists, media and politicians as they try to determine what that could mean to the genetically engineered food industry and public safety.
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Thursday, October 3,2013

Food out of water

Mainstream aquaponics faces economic and environmental challenges

By Zak Weinberg
Mickey Mouse has never been known for his green thumb, but a ride dedicated to aquaponics at Disney’s Epcot Center (surely a death-defying thrill) highlights the public curiosity for this growing trend.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Boulder’s digital capital

Small business owners work to stake their claim

By Zak Weinberg
Boulder is a mecca for digital competency among businesses. But it’s thanks to the collective digital savvy of small- and medium-sized business owners, not the online giants, that Google awarded the city of Boulder the digital capital of Colorado last month.
Thursday, September 26,2013

Hunting for more meaningful meat

Sustainable beef industry runs up against few definitions, variable solutions

By Zak Weinberg
When people look to make food choices that lower their personal carbon footprint, meat and its viability as a sustainable diet choice often take center stage.
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Thursday, September 5,2013

Building the will to fund biking and walking

Seminar focuses on how and why to fund pedestrian- and bike-friendly city transportation

By Zak Weinberg
There’s an adage that says cars run on gas and make you fat, bikes run on fat and save you money, but this year’s Association of Pedestrian and Bicycle Professionals convention will be focused on how communities can find ways to invest in infrastructure to support bikers and walkers in a time when government legislation could steer all of that cash to cars.
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