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Climate Change Shrinks Some of the World's Largest Rivers 22.4.2009 ENS
Climate Change Shrinks Some of the World's Largest Rivers
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Navajos want to run river trips at Grand Canyon 20.4.2009 ICT - National - Southwest
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Navajo Nation is lobbying for one of its businessmen to run coveted river trips through the Grand Canyon.
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Sustainable Brands '09 Announces Robust Workshop Series of Actionable Tools and Tactics for Last Day of Conference Early registration closing April 10; Conference on track to sell out 17.4.2009 ENN Network News - ENN
BURLINGAME, Calif., April 3, 2009 – Sustainable Life Media today announced the Sustainable Brands ’09 lineup for 12 half-day, in-depth workshops that will provide hands-on training in brand and operational areas such as Scenario Planning and Preserving Brand Equity in Acquisition. One of the workshops will also be a step-by-step overview on how to define and communicate a green brand with Office Depot’s Director of Environmental Strategy, Yalmaz Siddiqui.
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New Documents Show 42-square-mile Uranium-leasing Program Threatens Endangered Species and Rivers 15.4.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 15, 2009

Conservation Groups

Today conservation groups notified the Department of Energy and Bureau of Land Management that they intend to add claims of Endangered Species Act violations to litigation challenging the Department's 2007 decision to continue and expand its 42-square-mile uranium leasing program on public lands around the Dolores and San Miguel Rivers in western Colorado.

The groups are the Center for Biological Diversity, Colorado Environmental Coalition, Information Network for Responsible Mining, and Center for Native Ecosystems.

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Uranium – “Yellow Monster” – Threatens Grand Canyon 11.4.2009 TreeHugger
Canyon mine exploration . Image credit:Robert Tohe Stacey Hamburg remembers the day in the fall of 2007 when she was cruising up Arizona’s Route 64 toward the South Rim of the Grand Canyon and saw a helicopter flying low and slow, back and forth just above the tops of pinon trees. “This helicopter was not out tracking antelope, but was scouting for uranium,” she told me. Stacey is the conservation organizer for the Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Protection Campaign. ... ...
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Navajos want to run river trips at Grand Canyon 10.4.2009 NFIC News Feed
By Felicia Fonseca Flagstaff, Arizona (AP) 4-09 The Navajo Nation is lobbying for one of its businessmen to run coveted river trips through the Grand Canyon. With only one American Indian tribe currently doing so, the director of the Navajo Nation’s Division of Economic Development says its time to open the door Read more... (http://indiancountrynews.net/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=6165&Itemid=99999999)
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Blue Gold: Have the Next Resource Wars Begun? 2.4.2009 Commondreams.org Views
by Tara Lohan

It has often been said that water is "blue gold" and the next resource wars will be fought, not over oil, but over water. Maude Barlow, senior advisor to the United Nations on water issues, wrote that the way in which we view water "will in large part determine whether our future is peaceful or perilous."

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Oil or Water? 24.3.2009 NewWest.Net All Headlines
A little closer to home, the Western Resource Advocates have already made their contribution to the general water discussion by cataloging "all the water rights that have been acquired by oil shale interests, or could be used by them, to develop oil shale on a commercial scale." A perusal of their resulting report (available at this link), justifies their general conclusion: "The volume of both water and rights is staggering," and that the six energy companies involved have "cornered the market" on northwestern Colorado's water.
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US High-Tech Water Future Hinges on Cost, Politics 13.3.2009 Truthout.com
Los Angeles - Anyone who has visited Disneyland recently and taken a sip from a drinking fountain there may have unknowingly sampled a taste of the future - a small quantity of water that once flowed through a sewer. Orange County Water District officials say that's a good thing - the result of a successful, year-old project to purify wastewater and pump it into the ground to help restore depleted aquifers that provide most of the local water supply. The $481 million recycling plant, the world's largest of its kind, uses microfiltration, reverse osmosis, ultraviolet light and hydrogen peroxide disinfection to treat 70 million gallons (265 million liters) of sewer water a day, enough to meet the drinking needs of 500,000 people. Just don't call ...
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Arizona woman pleads guilty in drunken-driving death 11.3.2009 NFIC News Feed
Phoenix, Arizona (AP) 3-09 A western Arizona woman has pleaded guilty in the drunken-driving death of a man in a wheelchair. The U.S. Attorney’s Office says Mary Anne Fernandez, 31, of Mohave Valley, pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter in the death of the 53-year-old member of the Colorado River Indian Tribe.
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Laurie David and Allen Hershkowitz, Ph.D: Waterless Urinals: A Breath of Fresh Air 10.3.2009 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
Did you know that every day we are flushing drinking water down urinals? Sounds crazy, doesn't it? Especially since there is a healthier, cheaper and ecologically preferable way to go: waterless urinals.
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INNOVATE, Part I 10.3.2009 High Country News Most Recent
Westerners have a knack for new and innovative thinking, as this special issue of HCN shows.
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Dwindling supplies inflame water wars 6.3.2009 High Country News Most Recent
Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but Coloradoans may soon find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.
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A loss for Klamath dam and water deals 4.3.2009 From the Blogs
Changes in dam operations to mitigate terrible water quality are now likely
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Western water woes 4.3.2009 From the Blogs
HCN editor interviewed.
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Tell me sweet little lies... 3.3.2009 From the Blogs
Doublespeak in the bottled water industry.
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Welcome to the era of scarcity 2.3.2009 Current Issue
Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but as the snowpack shrinks, Coloradoans are going to find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.
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Nevada Water Authority Executive Proposes High-Stakes Mississippi River Floodwater Diversion 2.3.2009 TreeHugger
Atlantic City, New Jersey casino Image credit: The cites the general manager of the saying ' now may be the time to take a serious look at a decades-old idea of capturing floodwater from the Mississippi River and using it to recharge the massive groundwater aquifer beneath the Central Plain s.' Was She Floating A Trial Water-Balloon? The SNWA general manager, Patricia Mulroy, laid this id... ...
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Adapting to Water Woes 27.2.2009 CommonDreams.org Headlines

The southwestern United States is moving headlong toward an environmental catastrophe of apocalyptic proportions.

The already drought-prone region is almost entirely dependent on a shrinking snowpack and sparse rain in the Colorado River Basin. As the planet's climate changes, an already overtaxed and volatile water supply is expected to get even more unstable.

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Statement on Department of Interior Plans to Rescind and Reissue Public Lands Oil Shale Leases 26.2.2009 Commondreams.org Newswire

Secretary of the Interior Salazar today announced the Department of the Interior's plans to offer a second round of research, development, and demonstration leases for oil shale on public lands in Colorado and Utah and withdraw the previous administration's proposal for expanded leases. The Department will hold a 90-day comment period on its new lease plans beginning on February 27th.

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