Boulderganic

Local forests under fire

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A slew of so-called “wildfire risk reduction” logging projects are proposed for tens of millions of acres of public forests across the Western U.S. —...

Living with fire

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It starts in flames.  Traffic is bumper to bumper as Michelle Simmons and her kids make their way out of Paradise, California. It’s the middle...

Growing wild

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Throughout the prairies and foothills of Boulder County, there’s a plant causing concern and debate.  To the layperson’s eye, cheatgrass is barely distinguishable from...

Cleaning the stream

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Steve Klemish winds through Longmont streets looking for the containers with a green lid.  He knows exactly where he’s going without a map — he’s...

Swimming with forever chemicals

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From stunning canyons to babbling brooks, Colorado’s rivers draw an estimated 1.1 million anglers annually — but an unseen danger is lurking in nearly...

Dive to survive

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Under a full moon on a frosty December night, two advantageous Boulderites make the most of a hole in the system.   “You wouldn’t believe...

‘Climate change is a health issue’

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When Dr. Jay Lemery gives presentations on climate and health, one of his slides has two pictures with an arrow between them: one with...

Eyes on the mitigation prize

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Boulder County has three extra pairs of eyes helping detect fire.  The eyes, cameras built by Pano AI, use geo satellite data and field sensors...

‘Everything is connected to everything’

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The work of the National Snow and Ice Data Center (NSIDC) at CU Boulder is as varied and interconnected as the earth systems they...

A hazy future

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For decades, residents in Lyons have raised concerns about the cement plant and its quarry located outside of town.  “We’re the closest community to the...

Celebrating the honored dead

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Elaborately painted sugar skulls rest beside photos, flanked by candles, a cross and flowers — an ofrenda, a memorial to the dead, honoring them...

Eurasian watermilfoil fragment found in Boulder Reservoir

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife recently found a new invasive plant in Boulder Reservoir: Eurasian watermilfoil (EWM).  EWM is a highly transmissible invasive aquatic plant that...