Boulderganic

How to save the economy and climate together

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The warnings are stark. With the COVID-19 crisis wreaking global havoc and the overheating atmosphere threatening far worse in the long term, especially if...

Business takes baby steps in eco-entrepreneurship

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Lisa and Glenn Cratty were looking for a better quality of life when they relocated their young family to Louisville from Los Angeles in 2009. But while looking for another job in her field of corporate management, Lisa realized that the dream could still elude her...

Going local to grow jobs

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The end is coming. Famine, war, the horsemen and their antiquated and inefficient means of transportation — whatever you believe in, there’s an apparent solution. United Way, trees, not eating shellfish...

A COOL debate

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Although 95 percent of consumers agree that country-of-origin labeling for products should always be available at point of purchase on products, meat processors and producers and members of the World Trade Organization are pushing back against a law that requires ...

Animal behaviorists flock to Boulder

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The Superb Starling is named for its iridescent blue and orange plumage and is evoked in a Wynton Marasalis song for its complex and collective birdsong, consisting of warbling, trills and chattering. But what caught the eye of animal behaviorists was its complex ...

The power struggle

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The municipalization initiative added to the ballot by City Council vote on Aug. 16 puts in the hands of the people what Xcel and the city of Boulder haven’t been able to settle with gloves on or off. Voters won’t exactly resolve the question of whether Boulder ...

The weaker sex?

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We can, thankfully, remove one threat to the future existence of the human male from our worry list: The male Y chromosome, after dwindling from its original robust size over millions of years, apparently has halted its disappearing act...

eco-briefs

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OPENED PUBLIC COMMENT FOR THE WEST- ERN YELLOW-BILLED CUCKOO’S SPOT ON THE THREATENED SPECIES LIST...

Getting smarter about sustainability

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On Earth Day in 1970, a group of dedicated students on the University of Colorado Boulder campus did something unprecedented. They created the first-ever student-facilitated and -organized environmental center. In years following, CU-Boulder students would continue ...

Bus operators race to ditch dirty vehicles

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In 2013, the Regional Transportation District (RTD) faced a big decision. Advancing technologies, combined with a boom in natural gas production, presented an opportunity...

Pesticide problems persist

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Pesticides are made to kill something somewhere — it says it in the name and there is always a trade-off, says Pierre Mineau, Ph.D., co-author of a new study that found that pesticides are the leading cause of grassland bird deaths...

The war on wildfire

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In 2003, Michael Kodas fought his first wildfire, a blaze ignited by a lightning strike on Wyoming’s Crazy Woman Mountain. The winter before, Kodas,...