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Colorado River basin reservoirs benefit from heavy snowpack 25.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Reservoirs around the Colorado River basin are in good shape after an exceptionally wet winter.
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In Red River flood diversion fight, no one has the high ground 25.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
The Buffalo-Red River Watershed District board deals with a lot of water disputes, but none as weighty as the massive Fargo-Moorhead flood diversion project. The board president said they can't stop the project but will seek "justice" for those harmed by it.
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Appeals court delivers blow to those concerned about low water in White Bear Lake 23.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The Minnesota Court of Appeals has overturned a ruling that the Department of Natural Resources violated the Minnesota Environmental Rights Act in managing groundwater pumping permits.
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Policy News: April 22, 2019 22.4.2019 EcoTone
In This Issue: Member Opportunities Call for new ESA Rapid Response Team members. ESA Communications Training in Flagstaff, June 7: travel awards available. Action Alert. Congress Senate confirms David Bernhardt as Interior Secretary. Executive Branch EPA releases a list of candidates for the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. States 15 Attorneys General oppose proposed Waters ...
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How a Tiny Endangered Species Put a Man in Prison 22.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  They passed around a bottle of Malibu rum as gunshots bellowed into the desert night. A trio of young men had set up camp near the unincorporated town of Crystal, 80 miles outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. As […]
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As California’s delta smelt spirals toward extinction, a future in captivity awaits 22.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Time may be running out for California’s most infamous fish.

Despite a decades-long rescue effort, the tiny delta smelt appears closer than ever to vanishing from its only natural home, the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

Now, some worry it won’t be long before the only place the once-abundant species...

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When We All Move to Space, We’ll Have to Be Picky About Houseplants 20.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Atlas Obscura and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  LaShelle Spencer knew that she was supposed to kill Alfred, but she couldn’t bring herself to do it. Technically his job was done, and Spencer had been instructed to dispose of him and get on with her work. But he […]
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Imperial Irrigation District sues to block Colorado River drought plan 18.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Just as a long-negotiated agreement for how California and six other Western states will deal with drought on the Colorado River was about to cross the finish line, the river’s biggest user put up a roadblock.

The Imperial Irrigation District in southeast California filed a lawsuit Tuesday asking...

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Thornton sues Larimer County over rejected water pipeline 18.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Thornton this week filed suit against Larimer County over the county's decision to deny a permit for a 72-mile water pipe that the city wants to use to transport water it owns in the Cache le Poudre River to its growing population north of Denver.
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A full Cabinet: The commissioners behind the Walz administration 17.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Gov. Tim Walz has made his final pick to fill out his Cabinet with Tarek Tomes to head the Minnesota IT Services. Here's a look at all the members of the governor's administration leaders.
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Nancy Pelosi Keeps Criticizing Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 16.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
“This glass of water would win with a D next to its name in those districts,” Pelosi said, seemingly referring to Ocasio-Cortez.
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Rocky Mountain Arsenal continues to leak contaminants into groundwater, Colorado health department lawsuit says 16.4.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has sued the U.S. Army claiming that dangerous chemicals including pesticides continue to leach into groundwater at Rocky Mountain Arsenal.
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Pelosi: Glass of Water Could Win AOC’s District 16.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi played down victories such as her own and that of New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, saying elections are won elsewhere.
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China Holds Drills Near Taiwan, U.S. Warns of 'Threat' 16.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
China argued it was "maintaining peace and stability," while the U.S. condemned any move that "destabilizes the region and threatens stability in the Taiwan Strait."
Interior Dept. says it's investigating Bernhardt conflicts — days after he wins confirmation 16.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The Interior Department’s office of inspector general disclosed Monday that it has opened a formal investigation into alleged ethical conflicts by Interior Secretary David Bernhardt, a former lobbyist for natural resources industries who won Senate confirmation to his post just four days ago.


Duterte heeds pressure to confront China as midterms approach in the Philippines 15.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s embrace of China has hit a wall.

A year after joking about his country becoming a province of China and professing his “love” for Chinese President Xi Jinping, Duterte is heeding pressure at home to confront Beijing.

The Philippine strongman known for his...

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Killing Migratory Birds Has Been a Crime for Decades. Not Anymore. 14.4.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by Reveal and is shared here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.  Under Republican and Democratic presidents from Nixon through Obama, killing migratory birds, even inadvertently, was a crime, with fines for violations ranging from $250 to $100 million. The power to prosecute created a deterrent that protected birds and enabled government to hold […]
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In college scandal, rowing was the ideal sport for stowaways, prosecutors say 12.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Designer J. Mossimo Giannulli and actress Lori Loughlin wanted their daughters to attend USC — so much so, prosecutors say, that they turned to a college admissions consultant known as a miracle worker in rarefied circles of Hollywood, Silicon Valley and the Newport Coast.

William “Rick” Singer...

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How the water justice movement is challenging extractivism in Canada 11.4.2019 - News for the rest of us
Emma Lui I recently gave a  keynote presentation about the water justice movement's fight against commodification and extractivism at the Perspectives of Power conference organized by the Institute of Political Economy at Carleton University. This blog is part two of a three-part blog series based on my presentation ( read part one here ). It gives an overview of some water justice issues and how grassroots groups, Indigenous nations, communities and organizations are working to protect water.  In Wellington County, Nestlé has been pumping up to 4.7 million litres on two expired permits. When Nestlé purchased a third well in Elora, Ontario, there was public outcry because the local township of Centre Wellington needs the well for its drinking water. Nestlé's water takings also raise questions about water justice because Six Nations of the Grand River is downstream from Nestlé and 90 per cent of the population does not have access to clean water. Last fall, Makasa Lookinghorse and other Six Nations youth ...
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Time's running out to hike this amazing hot springs trail near Las Vegas 11.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Las Vegas visitors who like a challenge will find rejuvenating hot springs, spectacular vistas and, right now, abundant wildflowers on an arduous hiking trail along the banks of the Colorado River that’s about an hour’s drive east of the Strip. Go now if you want to catch spring because the trail...

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