Colorado voters will decide in November whether foods containing genetically modified ingredients should be labeled in the state, after an initiative officially garnered enough signatures to go on the ballot.
The ballot initiative comes on the heels of unsuccessful labeling initiatives in Washington and California, and a successful GMO labeling bill that was passed in Vermont.
Residents living in the midst of the oil and gas boom often wonder if their drinking water may be contaminated by the drilling process.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is working on improving ways to test for that. Agency scientists recently published results of a method to test for five chemicals that often appear in fracturing fluid.
More than the sum of his film work – most notably the critically acclaimed Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years A Slave – the British-born Steve McQueen is also a distinguished visual artist. His works include sculpture, photography and video art.
McQueen’s approach shuns simplicity, challenging people to think deeply about race, ethnicity, and the nature of human conflict.
On a windy August day outside of Fort Collins, three Colorado State University students crouch in a field, harvesting a crop by hand. The plants in the field, which are browning slower than usual during a wet, cool summer, are a light tan color and about knee high.
The crop is called camelina, and the researchers believe these plants, which produce tiny, oil-filled seeds, could provide farmers with the ability to grow their own fuel on the farm.