User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Sep 19 2016 17:42 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Toxic algae is in more than 40 California lakes, waterways 19.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Toxic algae has shown up in more than 40 state lakes and waterways from Los Angeles to the northern reaches of California, the highest count in state history.
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Op-ed: If water price reflected its true cost, Utahns would conserve more 18.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
There’s an old saying about water, often attributed to Mark Twain: “Whiskey’s for drinking. Water’s for fighting.” While reports of whether Twain actually said those words have been greatly exaggerated, the notion of water being a precious and valuable resource is not lost — especially in parts of the drought-stricken West. For the first time in five years, heavy rainfall this spring made most drought observers optimistic that Utah would have enough water to last all year. In fact, back in June...
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Letter: There are answers to Utah water crisis 13.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
In response to the front-page article of The Salt Lake Tribune on Sept. 4, “Utah’s Water Quality: No easy answers”: There are two that come to mind. (1) Whether or not the Republicans in this state believe in climate change — it is happening! Adding to that, we are the second-driest state in the country and yet lush green lawns are everywhere. Xeriscape, xeriscape, xeriscape! (2) The water Utah does have and the infrastructure cannot support the tremendous growth we’ve seen in recent years bro...
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Is there a way to revive drought-stricken soil? 5.9.2016 High Country News Most Recent
In Colorado, potato-farming brothers are saving water by using cover crops innovatively.
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California’s native salmon struggling in 5th year of drought 5.9.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
After five years of drought, the native Chinook salmon that the men were reeling in this past week were there only because state and federal agencies have stepped in to do much of the salmon-raising that California's overtapped rivers once did.
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Fishing: California's native salmon struggling in 5th year of drought 5.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Stinson Beach, Calif. • The sleek, flapping salmon that fishermen hauled aboard the rolling Salty Lady charter boat near the Golden Gate Bridge were the survivors of the survivors. After five years of drought, the native Chinook salmon that the men were reeling in this past week were there only because state and federal agencies have stepped in to do much of the salmon-raising that California’s overtapped rivers once did. Most of the fish were born at the agencies’ hatcheries and carried in truc...
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Drought in Brazil hurting espresso beans 3.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Latte lovers, beware. The beans used to make the caffeinated delight are suffering through a terrible drought in Brazil. In the state of Espirito Santo, the land is so parched that the government has restricted water used to irrigate farms for months. As waterways dried further, the regulations got extended and even stricter in August, and in some areas farmers are prohibited from pumping any water from rivers to their fields. The region is Brazil’s top grower of robusta beans — the variety used...
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Debate: Is California out to steal our water? Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown 1.9.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
A Public Forum letter published in The Salt Lake Tribune alleges that the drive to create a Bears Ears National Monument in Utah is being pushed by California millionaires who don’t care about the Bears Ears and the Native American tribes supporting (or opposing) it. It’s all just a plot to get the water. [Didn’t Jack Nicholson make a movie about that?] — Bears Ears a California plot to take our water — Clark Larsen | The Public Forum | The Salt Lake Tribune “ ... The best way to keep stealing ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Meet the NASA scientist keeping an eye on California’s drought 26.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Senior scientist Jay Famiglietti’s research looks at the West and the world’s dwindling water resources.
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I-25 corridor from Denver to Fort Collins listed under “moderate drought” 18.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
A federal report released Thursday lists the Interstate 25 corridor from Denver to Fort Collins under moderate drought stemming from weeks of relatively arid weather.
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California wildfire brings destruction and uncertainty 18.8.2016 Durango Herald
A ferocious wildfire had swallowed up many homes as it spread across 40 square miles of mountain and desert east of Los Angeles
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Denver Water’s new rate structure shocks customers after summer watering 14.8.2016 Denver Post: Local
Denver Water’s new rate structure, the Denver Post found, increases water bills by up to 35 percent for some customers who use the least water yet decreases bills by up to 30 percent for the 5 percent of customers who use the most water.
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Many drought-resistant plants also draw pollinators 13.8.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Xeriscaping can invite bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollen- and nectar-gathering species to your yard.
California plans to log its drought-killed trees 8.8.2016 High Country News Most Recent
Cutting down dead trees may not reduce wildfire risk.
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Coastal residents shouldn’t be lulled with Hurricane Drought 6.8.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Hurricanes, large and small, have eluded U.S. shores for record lengths of time.
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Long hot summer could usher in Utah drought again 4.8.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Just as western Utah appeared to be escaping a stubborn drought, two months of exceptionally hot, dry weather have new pockets of drought developing in the state. According to the U.S. Drought Monitor, about 4 percent of Utah — mostly an area of the Uinta Mountains, in addition to a small corner of southeast Utah — is in a category 1 moderate drought as of last week, after about a month of being considered drought-free. While precipitation in southern Utah has remained near or even above normal ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Letter: Here's questions for climate-challenged Trump 9.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
While campaigning in California for the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump told the nation that there was really no drought in California, “only mismanagement of available resources.” He implied that as president he would solve a “non-existent” problem. Isn’t it wonderful? The questions he needs to answer are: “If there is no drought, why then is Lake Mead is at historically low levels?” “If there is no drought in California, why then are there millions of old and giant trees dyin... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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This living art installation is also a great big recycling bin. Here’s where to recycle in Denver this weekend. 7.7.2016 Denver Post: Local
This isn't your 5th grade classroom's blue recycling bin: It's an interactive, pop-up art installation created and designed by local artist Gamma Acosta that PepsiCo Recycling is bringing to this weekend's Denver Flea.
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Xeriscaping should be part of Colorado’s water future 3.7.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
In 1958, as a student at Colorado State University, I read reports from CSU civil engineering professors predicting that significant population growth in Colorado would exceed the available water supply.
Critical action needed on Colorado’s Water Plan 26.6.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
Six months ago Colorado’s first Water Plan was delivered to Gov. John Hickenlooper. The big question now is, what steps do we need to take to secure Colorado’s water future?
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