Mon December 2, 2013

Organic Acreage Continues To Climb In Colorado

Fresh fruits and vegetables make up the largest portion of the organic food sector.
Credit NatalieMaynor / Flickr/Creative Commons

Walk into a grocery store these days and you’re likely to find whole sections devoted to organic foods. To produce them all and fill the market for organic food, acreage continues to rise. In Colorado alone, acreage of organic crops has more than doubled in the past fifteen years.

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Fri November 15, 2013

A Rancher And A Conservationist Forge An Unlikely Alliance

Originally published on Fri November 15, 2013 7:08 pm

Trout fishing is big business in Montana, bringing in tens of millions of dollars annually.
Tom Murphy Getty Images/National Geographic

Trout fishing is a magnet that draws people from around the world to places like Ovando, Mont. Just ask the owner of Blackfoot Angler and Supplies, Kathy Schoendoerfer.

"Every state in the nation has been through this little shop in Ovando, Montana, population 50," says Schoendoerfer with a mix of pride and perhaps a little fatigue. "And we've also had everybody from Russia, Latvia. We get a lot of Canadians, France, Finland, Brazil, Scotland, Germany, South Africa. We get a lot of business out here. You know, fly-fishing is huge."

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Wed November 13, 2013

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine Hopes To Limit Further Infestation

Emerald Ash Borer
Credit www.emeraldashborer.info

The state department of agriculture has enacted an emergency quarantine to prevent untreated ash tree products and nursery stock from leaving Boulder County because of the Emerald Ash Borer.

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Mon November 11, 2013

'Stop This Madness,' Tearful Filipino Pleads At Climate Talks

Originally published on Mon November 11, 2013 10:32 am

  • "Stop this madness," Filipino delegate Yeb Sano says at climate change conference
  • Choking back tears, Yeb Sano speaks of the devastation in the Philippines

His eyes filling with tears and his voice choking with emotion over the disaster inflicted on his country, the delegate from the Philippines pleaded at U.N. climate talks Monday for his colleagues from around the world to agree on ways to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions that scientists blame for global warming.

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Fri November 8, 2013

Satellite Photos Show How Far Coloradans Have Moved Into Wildfire Zones

A 2013 photo of the Pike National Forest showing residents moving into the wild-land urban interface.
Jesse Allen and Robert Simmon, Caption by Adam Voiland NASA Earth Observatory