Archive for June, 2008

Interview: Chancellor Robert Coombe discusses sustainability

Flower power

Flower power

For Marc Kessler (BA environmental science ’85), embracing his love of nature and the great outdoors meant always choosing a job that allowed him to be outside. Today, as owner of California Organic Flowers, he not only gets to spend every day under the sun, but he gets “to be […]

Letters

Letters

Essay: On the nature of creation

Essay: On the nature of creation

Knowing better

Knowing better

Student lawyers make their case

Student lawyers make their case

Never say the student lawyers in the Environmental Law Clinic back down from a challenge. In the spring semester, University of Denver Sturm College of Law students in the clinic made themselves felt, taking on energy giant Xcel, the Colorado Division of Wildlife and the federal government, all on behalf […]

Building project encounters ‘green’ construction paradox

The University’s drive for “green” buildings is encountering an inconvenient truth. In the world of environmentally friendly structures, “silver, gold and platinum” designations don’t always glitter as much as officials would like. It’s a perplexing paradox, says University Architect Mark Rodgers: Getting the best green designation may not always be […]

Running Dry

Running Dry

Can Colorado provide enough water for a growing population?

Colorado’s Big Melt

Colorado’s Big Melt

Colorado’s powder-covered mountains have long been a top destination for skiers and snowboarders from around the globe. Every year from Thanksgiving through the end of March, the glistening white peaks turn into one of the world’s biggest playgrounds. But climate forecasts predict the Rockies will stay lushly green for ever […]

New Life for Nuclear Power

New Life for Nuclear Power

Skyrocketing atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations have begun to bake our planet, triggering heated debates about our heavy reliance on fossil fuels and the need to diversify our power sources. Exactly what the United States’ future energy portfolio will look like is not yet clear, but one of the beneficiaries of […]