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Big cats in Boulder

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Boulderganic

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...

Hurdles of hemp plastic

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The current demand for eco-solutions to modern waste issues has generated a swell of green business opportunities.  Companies like The Hemp Plastic Company (THCP) in...

What’s the greenest way to heat your home?

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Every winter since 2011, when Ross Williamson bought his south Boulder home, he’s struggled to keep warm. “I couldn’t get it above 65 in here,...

Gardens of the Sun

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Among the rolling hills and sprawling neighborhoods of south Fort Collins, a new solar energy installation will not only provide renewable energy, but also...

Is water Colorado’s earthship-limiting factor?

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Earthships aiming to land in Colorado pour on a slew of questions about rights to the rain. Permaculture-minded and rather postmodern, the gridfree homes are designed to catch rainwater for consumptive, gray water and black water use. But in most parts of the state, ...

Requiem for a digester

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Neat rows of tanks, each with a capacity of 1.7 million gallons, tower above the plains. Three lagoons border the site to the west...

Wolves return to Estes Park (for the weekend)

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After a massive wolf eradication effort in the United States, the last remaining wolf in Colorado was killed in 1930. But for decades since,...

2016 could be the year for industrial hemp

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In 2015 U.S. consumers bought over $500 million in hemp products, buying everything from food, cosmetics, fabrics and paper to construction material, insulation and...

Just an icefield

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The air was thirty-four degrees Fahrenheit, and wind swept across the mountains at thirty miles per hour. A thin layer of snow covered the...

Social distancing seen from space

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It’s Monday around noon, and from space Boulder appears eerily quiet. The red brick of Pearl Street Mall is clearly visible, void of its...

A passive house takes an active stand for the environment

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About an hour’s drive north from Boulder’s city center, a small cabin-like structure sits nestled tightly between three healthy Ponderosa pines. Its south face,...

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...