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Summer's hot issues
Maybe you didn’t think that fracking and GMOs would be the hot-button issues this local election season, but we do.
Page 7 - no comments - 20 views Could consumer choice spell the end for GMOs?
Ever since last year’s decision by Boulder County Commissioners to allow genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be grown on county open space lands, opponents of that ruling have looked to this November’s election as the next best way to reverse the county’s position.
Page 8 - no comments - 24 views Cracking down on fracking
Boulder County government is following the lead of municipalities like Longmont by attempting to tighten its regulations on oil and gas operations like hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking” — without getting sued by the state.
Page 11 - no comments - 20 views Fracking and GMOs headline this summer's Boulderganic After Hours event
Boulder Weekly is celebrating the release of our summer edition of Boulderganic at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 28. This summer’s event is sponsored by Eco-Cycle and is being held at Rembrandt Yard, 1301 Spruce St. (just east of the Boulderado Hotel) and we want you to join us.
Page 13 - no comments - 25 views The buzz about bees
During summer, Boulder resident Julie FinleyRidinger is busy. Her vegetable, fruit and flower gardens are overflowing, and she awaits honey from her 14 bee colonies.
Page 14 - no comments - 31 views Honeybees and pesticides
For more than a decade, beekeepers around the country have experienced devastating honeybee losses, with some reporting losses as high as 80 percent. Not many industries can survive that magnitude of loss and still be in business to talk about it.
Page 15 - no comments - 24 views The wealth in weeds
This spring, like many Boulder residents with even a tiny scrap of lawn, I looked out my window and was appalled to see that hundreds of bright yellow dandelions had taken over.
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For people who understand compost but are unfamiliar with compost tea, the reaction to the microbial-rich liquid brewed from compost is oftentimes repulsion — that is, until they realize it is to be applied to plants and trees, and not ingested by humans.
Page 21 - no comments - 20 views Local living
You've gone local with your food. You’ve gone local with your shopping. You know about the farmers’ markets and the benefits of supporting local businesses. And you know about recycling your plastics and your bottles. But what about the house you live in?
Page 22 - no comments - 23 views When it pours
There is often confusion about the extent to which we can collect rainwater under Colorado law. But those who think rainwater harvesting is prohibited outright are all wet.
Page 25 - no comments - 27 views Can we stop loving Mother Nature to death?
In Colorado, a place well-known for outdoor recreation and being home to the Rocky Mountains and their wealth of flora and fauna, balancing the love of the outdoors with the mandates of the Wilderness Act may be of vital importance to the protection of these lands.
Page 27 - no comments - 19 views Working the crowd
Scott Lininger relishes the feeling he gets when he supports someone’s creative project on the crowdfunding website Kickstarter, one of many online platforms that allows people to pool small amounts of money with others across the country to fund a stranger’s idea.
Page 30 - no comments - 24 views Learning in pajamas
Free time is not a luxury that 22-year-old Rhianna Taylor can afford these days.
Page 33 - no comments - 22 views Secret practice
There's a new kind of technology in town, and it’s subtle enough to walk past on the street, but strong enough to change your life. Or, at least, that’s what the people who practice kundalini yoga will tell you.
Page 34 - no comments - 21 views Extro credit for being introverted?
But in the real world — the one where Aaron Sorkin doesn’t provide the snappy dialogue — how often is this story replicated for those of us uncomfortable confronting a situation where we need to convince others of our competence?
Page 37 - no comments - 21 views Ganging up on fitness
In Boulder, people like to move. And, while many studies suggest that group fitness and group sports might be the way to go, finding an outlet for group exercise can sometimes be a challenge — especially in a community as transient and busy as Boulder.
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Mud, friends and the pursuit of happiness
Paying upwards of $90 to run (sometimes bike) and crash through military-style obstacles isn’t exactly the typical way to spend a Saturday. So why are adventure races gaining in popularity?
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