Final Project – The Future of Forests

Our final project for the Newsgathering and the Multimedia Bootcamp was to design a website with media and interactive maps. I mainly account for the video and the audio pieces. All group members should have a hand on every piece, so I also read over the text and took part in the design of the weiterlesen…

Look ahead

The effects of climate change are too far away? A campaign of the Climate Access in partnership with the City of San Francisco is currently visualizing the future sea-level rise in three locations in San Francisco to realize the impacts of climate change. With the help of virtual reality (VR), the app „Look ahead“ projects weiterlesen…

Green up!

San Francisco and Toronto mandate them, most of European countries promote them and even the Vikings knew about them: green roofs. Now Colorado’s capitol, Denver, made up the leeway with a controversial mandate that every new building with a gross floor area of 25,000 square feet or bigger must be built with a roof garden weiterlesen…

How a little girl affects Boulder’s water

With the U.S. Winter Outlook released recently, the upcoming winter in Colorado is likely to be colder and snowier than normal, thanks to a climatic phenomenon known as La Nina – the little girl. But if that forecast comes true, it will run counter to the long-term trend: Over the past 50 years, less late-winter weiterlesen…

Light up, light up…

Christmas time is coming and all cities and homes get dressed up with lights. Thanks to the invention of affordable and highly efficient, energy-saving LED lights, homeowners do not longer have to worry about there energy bills at the end of the months since then. But as researchers recently revealed in the Science Advances, the weiterlesen…

Visit from an interstellar cigar

As I heard the message this morning, it didn’t really capture me immediately: An interstellar asteroid that passed through our solar system. It was first detected Oct. 19 by the telescope at the University of Hawaii and is going to visit our solar system until January 2019. The asteroid was named ‚Oumuamua, which is the weiterlesen…

Fracking – Exploration at any costs?

Everyone is relying on oil for the car or gas for heating in one or the other way. Bur are well pads near schools and pipelines running underground through cities and residential areas a good way to make use of this resources? By September 2017, 2479 new drilling permits were issued in Colorado. And by weiterlesen…

Will Denver’s Green Roof mandate pose a threat to public schools?

The Denver Green Roof mandate will put more green atop city buildings, but might end up leaving less green in schools. The mandate, which becomes effective January 1, 2018, requires a roof garden or a combination of a green roof and a solar energy collection system on every new building with a gross floor area weiterlesen…

Miers new school board member for District E, winning over Vlachos and Rawat

Who had ever thought of a school board race as funny, a possibility to meet lots of interesting people and learn about oneself? That is exactly how Dean Vlachos, school board candidate for Boulder Valley’s School Board District E, describes his candidacy. Although he finally didn’t win the race, he is taking the campaign as weiterlesen…

An endorsement, an E-Mail and lots of questions

Several recommendations concerning Boulder Valley’s school board elections have been published so far. One endorsement, enunciated by the Boulder Valley Education Association, raises questions.   The association represents all certified employees of the school district, including the teachers and most of the administrators. They endorsed Kitty Sargent, Dean Vlachos and Tina Marquardt as future school weiterlesen…