User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-National
Category: River Systems :: Colorado River
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Water shortages in western United States more likely than previously thought 16.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
There's a chance water levels in the two largest man-made reservoirs in the United States could dip to critically low levels by 2025, jeopardizing the steady flow of Colorado River water that more than 40 million people rely on in the American West.
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Booming Front Range cities take first steps to build $500 million dam, reservoir near Holy Cross Wilderness 6.9.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Aurora and Colorado Springs are planning to flood these wetland fens and replace natural storage with a man-made system: a $500 million dam and a reservoir that may require changing wilderness boundaries.
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Feds to increase monitoring after Grizzly Creek fire raises risk of catastrophic landslides in Glenwood Canyon 28.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
Wildfires burning away trees and shrubs along the Interstate 70 corridor through Glenwood Canyon, perennially plagued by falling rocks, have raised risks of catastrophic landslides -- prompting federal geologists to install more monitoring sensors.
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Climate change hits home in Colorado with raging wildfires, shrinking water flows and record heat 19.8.2020 Denver Post: All Political News
Climate scientists emphasized that average temperatures will continue to increase for decades due to humans burning so many fossil fuels -- coal, gas and oil -- in the past. That means impacts including wildfires, aridity, depleted streams and rivers -- with some variability -- likely will intensify.
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Grizzly Creek fire: Flames burn through Glenwood Canyon, triggering rockfalls along I-70 corridor 18.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The Grizzly Creek fire in Glenwood Canyon is the top firefighting priority in the United States after burning more than 25,000 acres and closing Interstate 70 for a week.
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Colorado wildfire updates: Latest information on Pine Gulch, Grizzly Creek, Cameron Peak and Williams Fork fires 15.8.2020 Denver Post: Local
Four wildfires are burning wide swaths of Colorado as high temperatures and low humidity contribute to prime burning conditions across the state.
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Denver weather: Smoky, hazy and still very hot 15.8.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Smoke and haze from Colorado's numerous wildfires will continue to be felt on the Front Range on Saturday, as the weather remains hot and dry.
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Grizzly Creek fire update: Wildfire forces more evacuations as it continues to spread through Glenwood Canyon 14.8.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
A fire burning in Glenwood Canyon grew to 14,663 acres, forcing more evacuations and leading fire commanders to advise residents in North Glenwood Springs to be ready for rapidly changing conditions.
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U.S. West faces reckoning over water but avoids cuts for now 14.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The white rings that wrap around two massive lakes in the U.S. West are a stark reminder of how water levels are dropping and a warning that the 40 million people who rely on the Colorado River face a much drier future.
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Grizzly Creek fire update: Wildfire outside Glenwood Springs grows to 6,250 acres 13.8.2020 Headlines: All Headlines
The Grizzly Creek fire outside Glenwood Springs grew to 6,250 acres Wednesday night as Interstate 70 remains closed.
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Drought continues to expand as the monsoon in the Southwest has been largely a no-show 9.8.2020 LA Times: Environment

Dry westerly flow over Southern California has kept moisture to the south and east

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Is a Big Win for Conservation a Blow to Climate Action? 27.7.2020 Mother Jones
This piece was originally published in High Country News and appears here as part of our Climate Desk Partnership. On July 22, Congress passed the biggest public-lands spending bill in half a century. The bipartisan bill, called the Great American Outdoors Act, puts nearly $10 billion toward repairing public-lands infrastructure, such as outdated buildings and dysfunctional […]
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Tesla, posting a crucial profit, unveils Austin factory plan 23.7.2020 L.A. Times - Technology News

Tesla's $104 million second quarter profit came from the selling of pollution credits, not cars.

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Arizona starts talks on addressing dwindling Colorado River 26.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Arizona is getting a jump start on what will be a yearslong process to address a dwindling but key water source in the U.S. West.
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Colorado weather: Overnight snow expected in the mountains, freeze warning posted 9.6.2020 Denver Post: News: Local
Snow is expected tonight in areas of the Colorado mountains above 9,000-feet in elevation and a freeze warning is posted for extreme northwest and southwest parts of the state.
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Colorado water roller coaster leads to drought, fire risk and weaker-than-average streamflow 11.5.2020 Denver Post: Local
One of Colorado's driest springs on record has led to diminished mountain streamflow and snow at 76% of the norm for this time of year as warmer temperatures accelerate melting.
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Editorial: Southern California doesn't have decades to figure out water recycling. We need it now 11.5.2020 LA Times: Opinion

It's time for the Metropolitan Water District's transition from water importer to recycling champion.

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This Month in Climate Science, February-March 2020: Carbon Sinks Shrink, Bumble Bees Decline, Nightingale Wings Shorten – and Ecosystems Could Collapse Faster 27.4.2020 WRI Stories
This Month in Climate Science, February-March 2020: Carbon Sinks Shrink, Bumble Bees Decline, Nightingale Wings Shorten – and Ecosystems Could Collapse Faster Comments|Add Comment|PrintBumble bee species are declining. Photo by Matt/Flickr Every month, climate scientists make new discoveries that advance our understanding of climate change's causes and impacts. The research gives a clearer picture of the threats we already face and explores what's to come if we don't reduce emissions at a... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Denver weather: 50% chance of rain showers, afternoon thunderstorms Friday 24.4.2020 Denver Post: Local
There's a 50% chance of rain and afternoon thunderstorms in Denver on Friday as snow showers are expected to continue in the mountains. 
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As a dying Salton Sea spews harmful dust, Imperial Valley water wars heat up again 23.4.2020 LA Times: Environment

An election in Southern California's farming mecca could have ramifications across the American West.

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