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Monday, September 22, 2014

‘Our Natural World’ Archives

50 Years After ‘Silent Spring’

50 Years After ‘Silent Spring’

      Rachel Carson's Brave, Groundbreaking 'Silent Spring' at 50 Years       by Joseph J. Mangano and Janette D. Sherman Fifty years ago, a Johns Hopkins–educated zoologist did something that few at the time thought was possible. With the publication of one book, she started a national debate about the universally accepted use of synthetic pesticides, the irresponsibility of science, and the limits of technological promise. She also challenged the ... Full Story

The girl who silenced the world for five minutes

The girl who silenced the world for five minutes

        Thirteen-year old girl addresses United Nations meeting.  

Foothills Audubon Club November meeting

Foothills Audubon Club November meeting

First Flight: A Mother Hummingbird’s Story. Open & free to the public / refreshments served

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory

  Friday, October 21, 2011, 7 – 11 PM  Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted at www.starkids.org). The guest speaker will be Dr Thomas Bogdan from NOAA. The title of his talk will be “Space Weather”. Space weather refers to conditions on the Sun and in the space environment that can influence the performance and reliability of space-borne and ground-based ... Full Story

Audubon Club presents “Wild Birding

Audubon Club presents “Wild Birding Colorado”

    The Foothills Audubon Club will be having their program on Monday, October 3 at 7 p.m. at the Berthoud Area Community Center, 248 Welch Avenue, Berthoud, Colorado. Please join in for the October program, “Wild Birding Colorado.” Cole Wild is the speaker for the October program and will review his successful 2010 quest to set a record for the most bird species seen in Colorado in one year. Cole tallied an amazing 412 species last year and his presentation will ... Full Story

Star Night: September 16

Star Night: September 16

Friday, September 16, 2011 7:00 – 11:00 p.m. Public Star Night at the Little Thompson Observatory, 850 Spartan Ave at Berthoud High School (park east of the high school; directions are posted on www.starkids.org). Guest speaker John Ensworth will present: “Theories of Everything - from the Beginning of Time to When Time Doesn't Exist.” This will be the second of two talks on two consecutive public Star Nights, August 19 and September 16. Given the material being discussed at these two ... Full Story

Arctic sea ice shows continuing ice loss

Measurements of winter Arctic sea ice shows continuing ice loss, says CU-Boulder Study The 2011 Arctic sea ice extent maximum that marks the beginning of the melt season appears to be tied for the lowest ever measured by satellites, say scientists at the University of Colorado Boulder’s National Snow and Ice Data Center. The CU-Boulder research team believes the lowest annual maximum ice extent of 5,650,000 square miles occurred on March 7. The maximum ice extent was 463,000 square miles ... Full Story

Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire

Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire

Neanderthals were nifty at controlling fire, according to CU-Boulder researcher A new study involving the University of Colorado Boulder shows clear evidence of the continuous control of fire by Neanderthals in Europe dating back roughly 400,000 years, yet another indication that they weren’t dimwitted brutes as often portrayed. The conclusion comes from the study of scores of ancient archaeological research sites in Europe that show convincing evidence of long-term fire control by ... Full Story

Mix It Up With Colorado Millet

Mix It Up With Colorado Millet

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado millet is featured in our Millet Trail Mix recipe. Available Now…Millet What is Millet? Millet is a grain that is most often used for bird seed; however, it is gaining in popularity in the food industry because it is gluten-free. Colorado is the number one millet ... Full Story

Elevated zinc concentrations in Colorado waterway

Rising concentrations of zinc in a waterway on Colorado’s Western Slope may be the result of climate change that is affecting the timing of annual snowmelt, says a new study led by the University of Colorado at Boulder. The study focused on the Snake River watershed just west of the Continental Divide near Keystone, Colo., where CU-Boulder researchers have observed a four-fold increase in dissolved zinc over the last 30 years during the lowest water flow months, said Caitlin Crouch. ... Full Story

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