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MWD vote moves Colorado River drought plan forward 13.3.2019 LA Times: Science

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California moved Tuesday to seal California’s participation in a landmark Colorado River drought management plan over the objections of the river’s largest user.

In agreeing to shoulder more of California’s future delivery cuts to prevent Lake Mead from...

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EDF, Audubon Urge California Water Agencies to Finalize Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan 11.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Audubon Urge California Water Agencies to Finalize Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
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Water for Arizona Coalition Notes Progress on Interstate Drought Contingency Plan 4.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Water for Arizona Coalition Notes Progress on Interstate Drought Contingency Plan
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MWD may agree to more Colorado River cuts to seal drought pact 28.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Frustrated by delays in agreeing to plans for coping with looming shortages on the Colorado River, the head of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California wants to move the deal forward by agreeing to shoulder additional supply cuts.

If the proposal is approved by the Metropolitan board,...

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Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to water from a major Western river is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state's largest lake, hoping to capitalize on one of its best opportunities yet to tackle a long-standing environmental and human health hazard.
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This Is How One Family Tries to Makes Sense of Losing Its Colorado River Water 24.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The furrows in a 60-acre patch of dirt on Rodney and Tiffany Shedd’s Arizona farm still hold cotton scraps from last year’s crop. This year, that patch will stay barren for the first time in recent memory, thanks to […]
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Critics say border wall could harm wildlife corridors and sensitive desert terrain 21.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The wall along the U.S.-Mexico border cuts across sensitive desert and mountainous terrain. But environmental regulations are waived for wall construction, raising concerns about long-term damage.
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I Told Her We Were Brought Over the Rio Grande on a Raft. I Never Called It a Smuggling. 20.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was co-published by ProPublica and Guernica. The first stories we can correct are the ones we tell ourselves. My story, the one I have hung onto since I was a little girl, is that I got lucky. Luck made sense because luck can happen to anyone. Even me. Luck fit into the parts of […]
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Trump prevails as Mexican officials stop caravan at Texas border and ship migrants to other cities 20.2.2019 L.A. Times - World News

Last week, a caravan of 1,800 Central American migrants arrived in this isolated Mexican border city, where police ushered them into a makeshift government shelter at a shuttered factory surrounded by chain-link fence.

As conditions at the shelter deteriorated, riots erupted last Wednesday. Migrants...

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Arizona will miss U.S. deadline for Colorado River drought plan, officials say 20.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Arizona won't have all the pieces of a Colorado River drought plan finished by the federal government's deadline to finalize protections for water used by millions across the U.S. West, state water officials said Tuesday.
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Nederland’s Barker Reservoir shoreline marches away from town 20.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Larsen said a number of people around his mountain town, who are used to seeing Barker Reservoir drawn down during the winter, are nevertheless talking about its shrunken contours this winter and contending that it exceeds what they recall seeing in recent years.
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Border fence threatens family burial ground — and a slice of African American history 19.2.2019 LA Times: Nation

When Ramiro Ramirez was a boy, his grandmother would bring him to visit the family cemeteries tucked amid vegetable and sugarcane fields here just north of the Rio Grande. He would carry a small bucket of water to help her plant red roses next to the wooden cross marking the grave of his great-great-grandfather,...

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Colorado state trooper hit by vehicle in Lakewood is injured, taken to local hospital 16.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
A Colorado State Patrol trooper was injured Friday afternoon when he was hit by a vehicle in Lakewood.
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Arizona lawmaker accused of endangering Colorado River drought plan 15.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Top Arizona Democrats on Friday accused the Republican House speaker of risking the collapse of a drought plan for the Colorado River by pushing legislation that has angered the Gila River Indian Community, a key player in the negotiations to protect the water supply for 40 million people.
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Trump doesn’t let environmental laws stand in the way of border barrier construction 15.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Over the last week, Marianna Trevino Wright has watched work crews drive through her butterfly sanctuary in the Rio Grande Valley to a nearby site where brush is being cleared for a planned six-mile stretch of border wall.

Wright fears they will next start building an 18-foot-tall steel and concrete...

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Butterflies vs. border wall: National Butterfly Center seeks restraining order 13.2.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The center says government officials have already cut down trees on its private property in anticipation of a border wall. The planned wall would split its property in two.
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Drought, what drought? The Colorado River Basin dance 13.2.2019 Design & Innovation | GreenBiz.com
Considering the painful economic impact of anticipated water shortages, the private sector should be far more involved in the plan forward.
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'Finish the wall'? Facing failure, Trump tries rebranding 13.2.2019 LA Times: Nation

For President Trump, chants and signs saying “Build the wall” are so 2016 — “Finish the wall” is his new rallying cry. Yet two years into his term, not one new mile of a barrier has been erected along the nearly 2,000-mile U.S.-Mexico border.

At a rally in El Paso on Monday night, Trump went so...

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Behold New Mexico’s ultimate pork fiesta: 43 pigs, 300 gallons of chile and 22,000 tortillas 11.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s 4:30 in the morning, and Anthony Guardian has a problem: His cooking oil is frozen.

He’s getting ready for the 19th edition of the World’s Largest Matanza, an annual fiesta in the small city of Belen, N.M., that celebrates the state’s historic nose-to-tail hog-slaughtering festivals. Sixteen...

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A border fence could seal off this tiny Texas chapel, but its worshipers aren’t giving up 9.2.2019 LA Times: Nation

Dozens of people packed into the one-room chapel Friday to pray that the 19th century mission known as La Lomita, perched on a hill above the Rio Grande, won’t be sealed off behind a border fence.

Worshipers bowed their heads during the Catholic novena prayer vigil, the latest of nine Masses Father...

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