User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Aug 28 2015 14:52 IST RSS 2.0
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Californians cut water without state imposing fines 28.8.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — For the second straight month, Californians exceeded hefty water conservation mandates during the relentless drought without the state imposing fines, officials said.
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Drought done, but N.M. utilities push for conservation 25.8.2015 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – Water managers across New Mexico aren’t giving up on their push for residents to conserve water even though severe drought has disappeared.For the first time in more than four years, federal maps show the worst levels of drought are gone from the state, and only abnormally dry to moderate conditions exist in...
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California drought may exacerbate wildlife-human encounters 22.8.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
LOOMIS, Calif. (AP) — A scarcity of food in the wild during California's drought has been blamed for unusual animal activity from bear attacks to an uptick in orphaned animals.
Federal experts: This El Niño may be historically strong 14.8.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
The current El Niño, nicknamed Bruce Lee, is already the second-strongest on record for this time of year and could be one of the most potent weather changers of the past 65 years, federal meteorologists say.
Panama Canal to bar biggest ships because of drought effects 8.8.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
PANAMA CITY (AP) — The Panama Canal Authority said Friday that next month it will temporarily limit the size of ships using the waterway because drought has lowered water levels in Gatun and Alhajuela lakes.
California drought renews push for water storage projects 6.8.2015 High Country News Most Recent
A long-standing proposal to enlarge Shasta Dam gets a boost from the Bureau of Reclamation.
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California judge rejects challenge to farmers' water cuts 5.8.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A California judge has rejected a challenge by a farmers' group to agricultural water cuts sought by state regulators during the drought.
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California to release June water-savings report amid drought 30.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Water use fell by 27 percent in June, passing the conservation target set by Gov.
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Rain flushes away N.M. drought 30.7.2015 Durango Herald
ALBUQUERQUE – More than 49 percent of the state is free of drought conditions after the fourth-wettest six months the state has seen.Drought was present statewide in July 2014, with the prevalence of severe drought at 77 percent compared to 1 percent currently, The Albuquerque Journal reported.Socorro County extension...
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El Niño is more than just weather 28.7.2015 Durango Herald
WASHINGTON – In California, they’re counting on it to end a historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic stimulus and a recession-maker. And it’s likely to increase the price of coffee, chocolate and sugar.
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Whitewater parks: an unlikely drought bailout 23.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Expensive artificial wave features can ease dry times for river economies.
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Drought-driven water thieves, Brahma bulls and pine beagles. 20.7.2015 Current Issue
Mishaps and mayhem from around the West.
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Drought bill aims to build dams to alleviate water shortages 18.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Despite the drought, agriculture in California is in better shape than you might think.
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California flexes muscles in water tussle with farmers 17.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — California water regulators flexed their muscles by ordering a group of farmers to stop pumping from a branch of the San Joaquin River amid an escalating battle over how much power the state has to protect waterways that are drying up in the drought.
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How the California drought exacerbates water contamination 14.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
This rural community couldn't drink the water, even if they had it.
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California agency considers water prices to save in drought 8.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Jerry Brown called for an overhaul in water pricing as part of his sweeping drought order, and regulators on Wednesday will discuss how to best do that in light of legal questions over rates designed to encourage conservation.
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Thai farmers ask spirits for rain to end crippling drought 8.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BAN LUEAM, Thailand (AP) — Under the scorching sun, dozens of Thai villagers, dressed in flowery shirts and traditional costumes, parade a white cat caged in a bamboo-woven basket door-to-door and let neighbors splash water on the unlucky feline, while chanting an ancient tune: "Rain, rain, come pouring down.
Mapping drought's impact on electricity generation 7.7.2015 High Country News Most Recent
Natural gas, wind and solar fill some of the hydropower deficit in California.
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AP Exclusive: North Korean farmers face dry fields, drought 3.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
UNPHA, North Korea (AP) — North Korean farmers work to pump underground water into parched fields.
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California: Record water savings shows big cuts possible 3.7.2015 Denver Post: National News Headlines
RANCHO SANTA MARGARITA, Calif. (AP) — Billboards and TV commercials, living room visits, guess-your-water-use booths, and awards for water stinginess — a wealthy swath of Orange County that once had one of the worst records for water conservation in drought-stricken California is turning things around, proving it's possible to get
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