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Following environmentalist Edward Abbey's footsteps in the Utah and Arizona deserts 19.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The road trip from Moab, Utah, to Ajo, Ariz., is a sunbaked ramble through about 600 miles of dreamy, lethal desert, beginning with the red rocks of Utah’s Arches National Park, skirting Monument Valley and the Colorado River, and ending in the cactus country of southern Arizona.

I did it in April...

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‘Super Mario Maker 2’ Gets a Story Mode and New Tools 16.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Players can build 3D worlds for the first time in "Super Mario Maker 2."
The craziest pastries from Netflix’s ‘Tuca & Bertie’ 8.5.2019 LA Times: Commentary

In the first episode of illustrator Lisa Hanawalt’s new Netflix series, “Tuca & Bertie,” Bertie winds up at Patisserie du Pastry Pete, where the owner is famous for his “crunts,” a wacky pastry marrying crullers and bundt cake.

Crunts, a send-up of the chef Dominque Ansel’s Cronuts, are just one...

Hydropower bill would sabotage California’s clean energy mandate, critics say 1.5.2019 LA Times: Business

The Don Pedro hydropower project, just west of Yosemite National Park, has been churning out carbon-free electricity for nearly a century. As the Tuolumne River flows from the Sierra Nevada to the Central Valley, it passes through Don Pedro Dam, spinning four turbine generators.

None of the electricity...

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Kenya’s Farmers Battle Drought through Biodiesel Made from Cotton Waste 30.4.2019 WRI Stories
Kenya’s Farmers Battle Drought through Biodiesel Made from Cotton Waste Comments|Add Comment|PrintAbel Mutie, a Kenyan farmer, uses a biodiesel-powered irrigation pump in his tomato field. Photo by Esther Kahinga Recent years have been particularly tough on Kenya’s farmers. The country has endured three consecutive seasons of below-average rainfall. Last year, the government declared a national drought emergency for 23 of the country’s 47 counties; 13 are under drought emergency so far this... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ...
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Lyon County official says man admits shooting pipeline, causing diesel spill 26.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Officials in Lyon County say a man has admitted to firing shots at a pipeline that ruptured there, spilling diesel fuel.
5 years after Flint's crisis began, is the water safe? 25.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Politics
"In some ways we're better," says activist Melissa Mays. "In other ways, we're forever poisoned, damaged, traumatized ... that's not gonna ever be better."
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After the fire, assessing the future of Notre Dame's centuries-old organ 21.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Chief organist Olivier Latry shares recordings of music played on Notre Dame Cathedral's famed organ — and looks ahead to the church's extensive renovation process after the fire on April 15.
Cancer-causing chemical taints water after deadly Paradise wildfire 19.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The drinking water in Paradise, Calif., where 85 people died last year in the nation’s worst wildfire in a century, is contaminated with the cancer-causing chemical benzene, officials said.

Officials believe the contamination happened after the November firestorm created a toxic combination of...

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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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The Salton Sea is a disaster in the making. California isn't doing anything to stop it 29.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California’s largest internal body of water is steadily drying up, exposing a lake bed that threatens to trigger toxic dust storms and exacerbate already high levels of asthma and other respiratory diseases in Southern California.

Yet there is something about the Salton Sea that leads many lawmakers...

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U.S. sues California over river flow standards 29.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

The federal government Thursday added to the pile of lawsuits challenging new state requirements to boost river flows in order to help struggling fish populations.

The U.S. Department of the Interior, which manages California’s largest irrigation supply project, argues that the flow standards will...

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Enbridge proposes another pipeline replacement across Fond du Lac reservation 29.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Enbridge Energy is proposing to replace a 10-mile section of an oil pipeline that crosses the reservation of the Fond du Lac Band of Lake Superior Chippewa in northeast Minnesota.
Inside the beehive of Fargo's Sandbag Central; St. Paul accelerates flood prep 27.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Fargo and Moorhead this week join cities across the region that are activating their sandbag-filling machinery.
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How California is defying Trump’s environmental rollbacks 26.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California is building walls at its borders — they’re just not the kind President Trump has in mind.

As the Trump administration continues its assault on environmental regulation, state officials are throwing up legal barriers to some high-stakes attacks.

They are preparing to strengthen safeguards...

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Integrating Green and Gray: Creating Next Generation Infrastructure 21.3.2019 WRI Stories
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Not even Trump is expecting 3% growth anymore 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Donald Trump built his presidential campaign in part around a promise to jump up U.S. economic growth to 3.5% a year or even 4%, a big improvement over the 2% average of the previous decade.

Since taking office, however, Trump has struggled to come close even to 3%. This week, his Council of Economic...

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Look at this stunning rain garden landscape in Brentwood 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Money can’t buy everything, but when you’re transforming 25,000 square feet of lawn, palms and thirsty, flammable shrubs into a water-saving oasis of succulents, edibles and California-friendly plants — complete with 11 rain collection tanks for irrigation — well, a little paper green always helps.

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From the Archives: Walking through Castaic pipe 20.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary
Workman walks through water pipe during construction of Castaic Hydroelectric Power Plant.
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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