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Boulder man who died free solo climbing Eldorado Canyon identified 21.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
The Boulder County Coroner’s Office on Monday identified the man who died Saturday after falling roughly 100 feet while climbing in Eldorado Canyon State Park as Robert Dergay, 48, of Boulder.
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Hoover Dam ceremony marks Colorado River drought plan 21.5.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Federal, state and tribal water managers are marking completion of a long-negotiated plan for 40 million people and vast irrigated farms to share crucial Colorado River water despite ongoing drought in the arid U.S. Southwest.
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North Korea Drought: Lowest Rainfall in 100 Years Threatens Vital Crops 17.5.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
The United Nations has said more than 10 million North Koreans are facing severe food shortages.
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In tree rings, signs that climate change started boosting drought risk long ago 1.5.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Each spring, hikers flock to Figueroa Mountain, 30 miles northwest of Santa Barbara, to revel in the colorful displays of California poppies and purple lupine. But it’s the gnarled oaks of the rolling foothills that draw scientists.

Blue oaks can live for centuries, recording the history of the...

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Greg Sopkin, former Colorado PUC chairman, appointed Environmental Protection Agency regional director 1.5.2019 Denver Post: Local
Trump administration officials have appointed former Colorado Public Utilities Commission chairman Greg Sopkin as the Environmental Protection Agency's regional chief to oversee agency efforts in six western states.
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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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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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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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How toxic is oilfield wastewater? New paper highlights gaps in our understanding. 18.4.2019 Nanotechnology Notes
This post originally was published on the Energy Exchange Blog. By Cloelle Danforth and Nichole Saunders. Jennifer McPartland contributed to this post. Collaborative research is a critical element for identifying unforeseen risks associated with using the oil industry’s wastewater outside the oilfield. That’s the recommendation of a new peer-reviewed paper accepted this week in the Journal of Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management (IEAM). […]
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Scientists identify opportunities to better understand oilfield wastewater 17.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Scientists identify opportunities to better understand oilfield wastewater
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President Signs Landmark Legislation for Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan 16.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
President Signs Landmark Legislation for Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
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The end of California's drought could mean fewer cases of West Nile virus 15.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Researchers say the end of California’s drought could offer a surprising benefit: reduced transmission of the mosquito-borne West Nile virus.

Drought is the most important weather-related factor that affects the rate of West Nile infection, scientists say. Mosquito eggs need water to hatch, but...

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Tiger Woods wins Masters for fifth time to end his major title drought 15.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

As Tiger Woods played the 18th hole at Augusta National Golf Club on Sunday, several thousand fans circled the green. Thousands more spilled down the 10th fairway and across an expanse of hundreds of yards to holes that hadn’t been played for hours.

“A monsoon of people,” Brooks Koepka would later...

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Passage of Colorado River Drought Plan Marks a Major Step for Water Resilience 9.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Passage of Colorado River Drought Plan Marks a Major Step for Water Resilience
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Are plastic bag bans garbage? 9.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
The national movement to get rid of plastic bags is gaining steam -- with more than 240 cities and counties passing laws that ban or tax them since 2007. But one economist who studied bag regulations in California found it was a classic tale of unintended consequences.
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U.S. Congress approves Colorado River drought plan 9.4.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
A plan to address a shrinking supply of water on a river that serves 40 million people in the U.S. West is headed to President Donald Trump.
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The California earthquake drought is an opportunity. Will we take it? 5.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Research published this week confirmed that California has been in a century-long earthquake drought. Analysis of geologic records on the state’s main faults — the San Andreas, San Jacinto and Hayward — going back 1,000 years shows that the gaps between large quakes are, currently, longer than...

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Officials urge Western Slope residents to continue conserving water 5.4.2019 Headlines: All Headlines
Some depleted water reserves in Colorado are still recovering from one of the worst dry spells on record.
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This Woman Paddled All 730 Miles of the Green River 4.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
In the new book "Downriver," Heather Hansman paddles the length of the Green River—the biggest tributary of the Colorado River - in an attempt to understand the fight overwater, and what’s going to happen to those battles in a hotter, drier, more crowded future.
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Venezuela's Maduro institutes plan to ration electricity as outages spur more protest 2.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Maduro pleaded with the public to remain calm and resist violence as the country's top "specialists, scientists and hackers" work to put an end to power, water and communications blackouts.
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