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The West is in an expanding 20-year drought that a 'March Miracle' will do little to change 20.3.2020 LA Times: Environment

Despite recent rains, moderate to severe drought is expanding in the Western U.S.

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World Water Day 2020: The role of innovation in creating abundance 20.3.2020 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
We are now beyond business-as-usual approaches for water, which is critical for watersheds such as the Colorado River Basin.
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Tribal Nations Enter Negotiations Over Colorado River Water 15.3.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. The Colorado River Basin is the setting for some of the most drawn-out and complex water issues in the Western US. In 2019, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan—a water-conservation agreement between states, tribal nations and the […]
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Colorado mountain snowpack in “good spot” for water supply heading into spring 9.3.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's mountain snow is measuring slightly higher than normal for this time of year, a vulnerable moment for cities and food growers ahead of spring, boosting confidence that water for crops, cattle and a growing population will be adequate.
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Between President Trump's border wall and the Rio Grande lies a 'no man's land' 16.2.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Because of worries about flooding, the border wall is often built as much as a mile north of the Rio Grande, leaving thousands of isolated acres between the water and the wall.
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Push to protect 1.4 million acres of wilderness in Colorado and the West advances in Congress 13.2.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado last gained significant wilderness in 1993, when about 600,000 acres of land was designated.
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Endangered humpback chub fish on upswing in Colorado River basin, federal officials say 22.1.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
An endangered fish found in the Colorado River basin is on the upswing, federal officials said Tuesday as they proposed reclassifying the humpback chub as threatened.
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$11 billion and counting: Trump's border wall would be the world's most costly 19.1.2020 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
The costs keep piling up for President Trump's border wall, which has a current price tag of $11 billion — nearly $20 million per mile. It's more expensive than any other wall under construction in the world.
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This contractor says he can build Trump's border wall faster and cheaper than the U.S. can 15.1.2020 L.A. Times - World News

The pace of border-wall construction is picking up. Tommy Fisher, a private contractor, is building his own section of the wall, hoping to lease it to the federal government.

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Seeing a Central American surge, Mexicans join the asylum line at the U.S. border 26.12.2019 LA Times: Nation

After a long, steady decline in overall Mexican immigration following its peak in 2000, the number of Mexican asylum seekers arriving at the southwestern border has been steadily rising in recent months.

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U.S. officials to review deal on sharing Colorado River water 15.12.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal water managers are starting to review a crucial 2007 agreement for seven Western states to share drought-diminished water supplies from the Colorado River ahead of talks about revising and renewing it beginning in 2026, U.S. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt said Friday.
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Driver who died in crash into Colorado River is identified as Edgewater man 27.11.2019 Denver Post: Local
A driver who died when his truck crashed into the Colorado River in Mesa County has been identified.
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Interactive art installation lets strangers talk to each other across the border 22.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Searchlights illuminate the sky between El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, but they have nothing to do with border enforcement. They're part of a large-scale binational art installation.
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Opinion: My grandpa was a 'Dreamer' who crossed the Rio Grande 18.11.2019 LA Times: Opinion

The parents of today's 'Dreamers' wanted a better life for their children, just like my grandpa when he left Mexico for Texas in 1945.

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Tents, stench, smoke: Health risks are gripping migrant camp 15.11.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
A humanitarian crisis is worsening each day at the camp across the border from Brownsville, Texas, where a large American flag flapping in the wind is visible from more than 700 tents. As many as 2,000 immigrants are waiting for U.S. court hearings amid deteriorating medical and sanitary conditions.
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New Guidance Can Help Companies Reduce Water Risk, Improve Watersheds 12.11.2019 WRI Stories
New Guidance Can Help Companies Reduce Water Risk, Improve Watersheds Comments|Add Comment|PrintUpper Colorado River, Utah; part of the Colorado River watershed. Photo by U.S. Bureau of Land Management Water-related risk is a growing economic threat, responsible for over $36 billion in private sector losses in 2018. These impacts have triggered unprecedented action by businesses, including: Investments: In 2017, companies committed $23.4 billion to tackle water risks, across more than 1,000... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Lessons from Phoenix on water management and equity 30.10.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
This article originally appeared on MeetingoftheMinds.org.
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Buses to nowhere: Mexico transports migrants with U.S. court dates to its far south 15.10.2019 LA Times: Nation

Mexico has been busing migrants with U.S. court dates to its southern border with Guatemala.

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Trump’s Brutal Border Policy Is Even More Terrifying for LGBTQ Asylum Seekers 9.10.2019 Mother Jones
At the foot of a bridge in Matamoros, Mexico, roughly 1,000 migrants are sleeping in tents in a squalid, makeshift refugee camp. On Thursday, Mayela, the only trans women at the encampment, told me she feared for her life as she waited for her December court date across the Rio Grande in Brownsville, Texas. “I […]
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Hydro company proposes to dam Little Colorado River east of Grand Canyon 9.10.2019 LA Times: Environment

A recently formed Phoenix-based company wants to construct dams for power generation on a tributary of the Colorado River beloved by rafters and canyon adventurers.

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