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Fracking Foes Overstate Risk of Cancer by 55,000

Fracking Foes Overstate Risk of Cancer by 55,000

In efforts to ban fracking, anti-fracking activists have stated that a University of Colorado School of Public Health (CSPH) peer-reviewed study found that residents living within one half mile of a gas well stood a 66 percent higher chance of [...]

Water, Fracking, and a Dry State Quenching Its Thirst

Water, Fracking, and a Dry State Quenching Its Thirst

If you listen closely, you can hear a collective sigh of relief come across Colorado, as spring rain and snow continue their welcomed deluge on a parched, water-scarce state. Brush-clearers are taking a break from trimming, their fear of summer [...]

Brother, Can You Spare Some (Climate) Change? Carbon Emission Reduction Targets for Boulder

Brother, Can You Spare Some (Climate) Change? Carbon Emission Reduction Targets for Boulder

Lake Mead (by dameetch, flickr commons) 2°C! Two degrees centigrade (3.6°F) is the aspirational limit set in 2009 by the “Group of Eight” (G8) nations for global temperature rise as a consequence of greenhouse gas emissions. What does the G8 [...]

Concealed Carry on Campus

Concealed Carry on Campus

Inscription above the west portal doors of Norlin Library (from http://ucblibraries.colorado.edu/about/norlin.htm) House Education Committee Dear Lawmakers, I am writing to urge you to please support House Bill 13-1226. As a resident of [...]

The Predatory Nature of Settler Colonialism Set in Stone

The Predatory Nature of Settler Colonialism Set in Stone

As I consider the settler history of the state of Colorado, I am frustrated with the continued glorification of early settlers and perpetuation of the grand narrative in dominant literature, especially in reference to the Sand Creek Massacre. This [...]

From Threat to Adaptation: Is the dialogue on Climate Change shifting?

From Threat to Adaptation: Is the dialogue on Climate Change shifting?

"The World Revs its Heat Engine"NASA Marshall Space Flight Center Collection “Should I stay or should I go now? If I go there will be trouble And if I stay it will be double . . . ” The Clash 1982 The question in this song was at the [...]

Separate But Equal?

Separate But Equal?

Broadway underpass (Roger Wolvington) Transportation engineers like to solve traffic problems using engineering solutions, meaning building things out of concrete and steel. That’s in their training and in their nature. In general, they prefer [...]

Bikes and Bus Rapid Transit

Bikes and Bus Rapid Transit

There's still political wrangling to be done and funding to be found, but with a little luck we'll see something resembling Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) coming to the US 36 corridor Real Soon Now. I think this is great, and will make very efficient use [...]

Cashing in on Open Space

Cashing in on Open Space

The following testimony was offered to City Council by Prof. Bartlett June 5, 2012 Boulder City Council Dear Friends, From the things I have read in the Camera, the big bike race that is proposed to end in the City Open Space on [...]

A Mother’s Day Tribute

A Mother’s Day Tribute

I have an unending amount of stories I could tell about my mother, Dotty, but no one anecdote tells the tale of my mother's life as it relates to mine. So, I'll let others tell their stories and let my words stand alone, a tribute to my mom, [...]

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