Boulderganic

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...

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...

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...

The long road to carbon-free energy

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Earlier this year, Xcel Energy made a commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 85% by 2030. With that goal in mind it’s launched the...

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,...