Posts by Taran Volckhausen
In Boulder, there is little debate over the cause of climate change. Everyone knows wind and solar are good and coal is bad. You would think the carbon conscious residents and council members would hop all over Xcel’s recent proposal to deliver 70 percent wind power to the city by 2013 and 90 percent by 2020. Well, it’s not that simple. While carbon reduction is a goal, it’s not the only goal.
After extensive and energetic debate, a bill which would allow undocumented students who attended high school in Colorado access to in-state tuition, passed second hearing in the Senate in a 20-13 vote. The bill passed on party lines.
According to former U.S. Comptroller General David Walker, the budget showdown and looming federal government shutdown is an irrational fight over a relatively insignificant issue. “It’s like politicians in Washington are arguing over the bar tab on the Titanic while we’re heading toward the iceberg ready to sink the entire ship.”
Boulder County Commissioner Will Toor outlines climate change mitigation and adaptation measures taken by the county
At CU-Boulder this week, County Commissioner Will Toor presented an overview of the steps that Boulder County has taken and will take to plan for climate change, both in terms of mitigation and adaptation
The University of Colorado today released a draft of the master plan for campus construction and renovation projects in the next ten years.
Read the news these days; read about protests. Over the past weekend, Colorado environmental activists joined the movement by taking their long list of frustrations to the government’s steps in three rallies in Denver and Boulder.
Union workers and sympathizers gathered on the West Steps of the capitol over the weekend to show support for the ongoing struggle between public union employees and Gov. Walker in Wisconsin.
Popular unrest has engulfed the Arab world, and as the despots fall, the question on nearly everyone’s mind: where is this going? This week at CU, four experts on the Arab world gathered to offer insights and background skipped over by the mainstream media on the current and historical context in Egypt and the Middle East.
BOULDER – Over 100 CU students braved the fierce cold on Wednesday to show support for SB 126, which would grant undocumented Colorado students access to higher education through in-state tuition.
The Colorado House Education Committee voted today to move forward a bill that would set a physical activity requirement for public elementary schools across the state.