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It’s Time to Take Ethyl Carbamate Seriously Again

Ethyl carbamate (EC), also known as urethane, is a compound found in fermented foods and beverages. It’s an ester of carbamic acid. It’s also a known carcinogen (cue ominous-sounding music), making it an important compound to know and understand...

No Warning

April 24, 2015, began as a benign spring morning, by ordinary measures. The fire marshal’s report says the temperature was 59 degrees, with a soft wind of 8 mph blowing out of the east through the gently sloping meadows...

The 500-Year Flood

It had been a hot and dry summer. Colorado was in the midst of a drought that had drained reservoirs and shriveled crops. As a result, the Front Range of the Rockies had experienced several of the worst fires...