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Colorado, Western states finalize landmark drought plan to voluntarily use less Colorado River water 20.3.2019 Denver Post: Local
Faced with reservoirs less than half full along the Colorado River, federal authorities and negotiators for Colorado and six other states on Tuesday finalized a landmark plan to share the burden of voluntarily using less water as growing cities and warming temperatures deplete the supply for 40 million people.
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Agreement on Multistate Drought Contingency Plan Signals Major Progress Toward Protecting Western Communities and the Colorado River 19.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Agreement on Multistate Drought Contingency Plan Signals Major Progress Toward Protecting Western Communities and the Colorado River
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Drought’s over? More like a temporary reprieve from California’s dry climate 17.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

To the editor: The drought’s over, according to the U.S. Drought Monitor. Really?

We have a temporary reprieve at best. Our rivers, lakes and reservoirs are in great shape thanks to all the recent rain, but surface water isn’t the only thing we depend on. Over the last decade we have relied more...

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California is drought-free for the first time in nearly a decade 14.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s official: California is 100% drought-free.

For the first time since 2011, the state shows no areas suffering from prolonged drought and illustrates almost entirely normal conditions, according to a map released Thursday by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Former Gov. Jerry Brown issued an executive...

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Where will your plastic trash go now that China doesn't want it? 14.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
Last year, China drastically cut back its imports of plastic waste to recycle. Now the U.S. and other wealthy nations must figure out what to do with their discards.
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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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EDF, Audubon Urge California Water Agencies to Finalize Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan 11.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
EDF, Audubon Urge California Water Agencies to Finalize Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan
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Turf’s up (if you’re looking for some juicy rebates!) 7.3.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Yes, we know your lawn is gorgeous now, lush, glistening in the peekaboo sun and greener than it’s ever been, thanks to our flood of winter rains.

But (cue the “Jaws” music) summer is coming folks, along with its scorching heat and rocketing water bills. Remember what you went through last year...

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Los Angeles needs to reclaim what we used to consider ‘wastewater’ 5.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

The city of Los Angeles’ Hyperion Water Reclamation Plant has long symbolized the absurdity of water policy in the American West. Although the plant generates a volume of water equal to the seventh largest river in the United States, until recently, the city of Los Angeles dumped every drop into...

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Water for Arizona Coalition Notes Progress on Interstate Drought Contingency Plan 4.3.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Water for Arizona Coalition Notes Progress on Interstate Drought Contingency Plan
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How atmospheric river storms tamed California’s drought 2.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California’s unusually wet and cold winter has caused epic snow, serious flooding and a renewed interest in umbrellas and portable heaters.

But the atmospheric river storms have also put a huge dent in the state’s water woes — at least for now.

It’s common in a wet winter, though not a guarantee.

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MWD may agree to more Colorado River cuts to seal drought pact 28.2.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

Frustrated by delays in agreeing to plans for coping with looming shortages on the Colorado River, the head of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California wants to move the deal forward by agreeing to shoulder additional supply cuts.

If the proposal is approved by the Metropolitan board,...

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IBM chemists have found a faster way to recycle plastics, even stuff coated with residue 27.2.2019 Small Business | GreenBiz.com
The technology was born at the company’s research center in California.
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Plan to combat drought in West hinges on California, Arizona 27.2.2019 Denver Post: Local
A California irrigation district with the highest-priority rights to water from a major Western river is using its power to demand federal funds to restore the state's largest lake, hoping to capitalize on one of its best opportunities yet to tackle a long-standing environmental and human health hazard.
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This Is How One Family Tries to Makes Sense of Losing Its Colorado River Water 24.2.2019 Mother Jones
This story was originally published by High Country News. It appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. The furrows in a 60-acre patch of dirt on Rodney and Tiffany Shedd’s Arizona farm still hold cotton scraps from last year’s crop. This year, that patch will stay barren for the first time in recent memory, thanks to […]
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L.A.'s ambitious goal: Recycle all of the city's sewage into drinkable water 22.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Los Angeles has a new water project in mind that could cost $8 billion, take 16 years to complete and provide as much as one-third of the city’s supply.

Local officials aren’t talking about building a new dam or lining the coast with desalination plants or towing icebergs from the Arctic.

They...

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The oil industry’s wastewater is one of the biggest challenges facing Permian producers 22.2.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
The oil industry’s wastewater is one of the biggest challenges facing Permian producers
California has gotten so much rain, but most of it has been wasted 20.2.2019 LA Times: Commentary

California’s wet winter has dumped at estimated 18 trillion gallons of rain in February alone. But much of it is simply going down the drain.

In what has become a source of much concern in a state prone to droughts and water shortages, the vast majority of rainwater in urban areas flows into storm...

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Arizona will miss U.S. deadline for Colorado River drought plan, officials say 20.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Arizona won't have all the pieces of a Colorado River drought plan finished by the federal government's deadline to finalize protections for water used by millions across the U.S. West, state water officials said Tuesday.
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Nederland’s Barker Reservoir shoreline marches away from town 20.2.2019 Denver Post: News: Local
Larsen said a number of people around his mountain town, who are used to seeing Barker Reservoir drawn down during the winter, are nevertheless talking about its shrunken contours this winter and contending that it exceeds what they recall seeing in recent years.
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