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EPA: Navajo Nation water, soil returning to pre-spill conditions 29.8.2015 Durango Herald
NENAHNEZAD, N.M. – The concentration of metals in the San Juan River on the Navajo Nation is returning to what it was before the release of toxic sludge from a gold mine reached the reservation, federal officials said Friday.The U.S. Environmental Protection agency released new data of surface water and soil samples from nearly a...
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Judge sides with San Diego board in dispute with Metropolitan Water District 29.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
  A judge Friday upheld his tentative ruling in favor of the San Diego County Water Authority in its bitter, multimillion-dollar lawsuit against the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
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Navajo Nation reopens irrigation canal 3 weeks after mine spill 29.8.2015 Denver Post: News: Local
The Navajo Nation reopened an irrigation canal along the San Juan River in New Mexico on Friday, more than three weeks after a 3-million gallon mine wastewater spill upstream in ...
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Israel to use crop, water technology to win friends in Africa 28.8.2015 Yahoo: Politics
Israel wants to use its cutting-edge agricultural technology to improve food production -- and win friends -- across Africa, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday. Visiting Israel's crop-themed pavilion at the World Expo in Milan, Netanyahu said cooperation with Italy in Africa would be top of his agenda at talks with his Italian counterpart Matteo Renzi in Florence on Saturday. The Israeli premier, who is on his first major overseas trip since being re-elected in June, said Israel's pioneering role in areas such as drip-irrigation, water recycling and desalination made it perfectly equipped to help bolster food security in Africa and ...
Finally, Some Good News About the California Drought 27.8.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
The California drought continues to drag on but there could be a silver lining, or two. Before the impossible San Francisco real estate market, Silicon Valley and the drought, California was known for something a little sweeter: wine. With the drought bringing less water to fields, vintners are thrilled to say that wine grape quality has never been better. In fact, the 2014 wine grape harvest produced one of the best vintages this decade, according to the Wine Institute . Plants and fruits are actually thriving in the " deficit irrigation " (reduced H2O) environment. "California vintners and growers across the state are grateful for another excellent vintage, despite an ongoing drought and earthquake that rocked south Napa in late August just as crush was getting underway," said U.S. Department of Agriculture economist Annemarie Kuhns . Napa Valley grapes aren't the only place fruit has gotten sweeter. In early findings on experiments performed by a group of USDA scientists, deficit irrigation (DI), ...
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Lebanon's Cabinet Rejects Bid That Might Have Eased Garbage Crisis 26.8.2015 NPR News
Protesters from a group that's translated as either "You Stink" or "You Reek," criticized the bid for being too expensive and the government for being too corrupt.
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Navajo farmers reject use of water 25.8.2015 Durango Herald
FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – One of the largest communities of Navajo farmers along the San Juan River has voted to keep irrigation canals closed for at least a year following a spill of toxic sludge at the Gold King Mine above Silverton.The unanimous vote by more than 100 farmers in Shiprock, New Mexico, was heart-wrenching and guarantees...
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Navajo farmer group will sacrifice crops to avoid using mine-contaminated water 25.8.2015 LA Times: Nation
One of the largest communities of Navajo farmers along the San Juan River has voted to keep irrigation canals closed for at least a year after a spill of toxic sludge at a Colorado gold mine.
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Navajo farmers reject use of water after mine spill 24.8.2015 Yahoo: US National
WINDOW ROCK, Ariz. (AP) — One of the largest communities of Navajo farmers along the San Juan River has voted to keep irrigation canals closed for at least a year following a toxic spill at a Colorado gold mine.
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Creative Ways to Conserve Water During a Drought 21.8.2015 Green on HuffingtonPost.com
In a previous post , I threw myself and my “smelly kids” under the bus for contributing to California’s water woes. I also threw a lot of other folks under the bus (including one of my favorite breweries, golf courses, and my hometown for that matter), but I feel like many Californians are finally starting to get past the denial/anger/bargaining/depression stages of the drought and accepting conservation and sustainable water practices for the long haul. While we have a lot of work to do, our recent water bills show a drastic cut in the amount of water our family is using, so I thought it was worth sharing some of the creative ways we're cutting back to help further the conservation conversation. Here are some of the water-saving practices we’ve adopted, including a massive lawn-removal project that helped my parents reduce water use for the month of May by 70% over the same period last year. SEVENTY PERCENT! If we’ve learned anything after four years of drought, it’s that extreme weather is here to stay ...
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California land quickly sinking in drought costs farmers 20.8.2015 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Sinking land has occurred for decades in California because of excessive groundwater pumping during dry years, but NASA data released Wednesday by the state's Department of Water Resources shows the pace has dramatically quickened as the state endures its fourth year of drought.
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California land quickly sinking in drought costs farmers 20.8.2015 Yahoo: US National
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Land in Central California's agricultural region is sinking so quickly because of the state's historic drought that it is forcing farmers to spend millions of dollars upgrading irrigation canals and putting roads, bridges and other infrastructure at ...
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Aging Irrigation Systems Lead To Crop Losses In The West 19.8.2015 NPR: All Things Considered
Farmers across the West are making do with less water than they are used to. But the problem isn't just lack of rainfall and snowpack. Outdated irrigation systems have led to crop losses and conflict among farmers.
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San Juan River cleared for drinking water 17.8.2015 Durango Herald
FARMINGTON – Communities in northern New Mexico that use the Animas and San Juan rivers for drinking water can resume doing so after officials lifted water restrictions enacted after a leak of contaminants at a Colorado gold mine sent a plume of pollutants downstream.Utah also has given its approval for its San Juan River water to...
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Residents uncertain about return to apartments near sinkhole 17.8.2015 Yahoo: US National
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Some residents displaced from a Madison apartment complex after a burst pipe caused a huge sinkhole are uncertain about when they can ...
The next drought: Water officials endorse a 'less is more' strategy for the future 16.8.2015 LA Times: Environment
Glimpses of California's water future:
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Palo Verde Valley farmers and MWD find fallowing deal a win-win, so far 15.8.2015 LA Times: Commentary
In the desert of California, where the Colorado River for decades has turned barren ground into an agricultural bounty, farmers are being paid not to grow crops on a portion of their land so that water can be shipped to thirsty cities on the coast.
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Animas River reopens after Gold King Mine fiasco 15.8.2015 Durango Herald
The Animas River fully reopened to the public at noon Friday, and the city resumed pumping raw water from the Animas River after health officials said sediment sampling showed levels of contamination “below what would be a concern for human health.”La Plata County Sheriff Sean Smith and federal environmental officials said...
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Water pipe breaks creating sinkhole that swallows cars 14.8.2015 Yahoo: US National
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — About 300 residents have evacuated an apartment complex in Madison, Wisconsin, after a water pipe broke, causing gas leak concerns and creating a sinkhole that swallowed several ...
Water pipe breaks creating sinkhole that swallows cars 14.8.2015 Seattle Times: Top stories
MADISON, Wis. — About 300 residents have evacuated an apartment complex in Madison, Wisconsin, after a water pipe broke, causing gas leak concerns and creating a sinkhole that swallowed several vehicles. Madison Fire Department spokeswoman Cynthia Schuster says emergency personnel were called to the River’s Edge Apartments shortly before 5 a.m. Friday. Schuster says the […]
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