User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Jun 15 2017 17:58 IST RSS 2.0
 
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The Colorado River is shrinking because of climate change 15.6.2017 High Country News Most Recent
A long-term drought threatens Western cities’ water supplies.
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Climate change is shrinking the West’s water supply 15.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Three new studies show dry times ahead.
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The wine industry’s battle with climate change 1.5.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Vineyards deal with drought, temperature swings and fruit that ripens too early.
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Why I’m happy that golf is losing its popularity 23.4.2017 Denver Post: Opinion
Critics like me are happy that the game’s popularity is waning. According to the National Golf Foundation, a high of 30.6 million golfers in 2003 had been reduced to 24.7 million by 2014.
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Celebrate the planet 21.4.2017 Steamboat Pilot
Every year in Steamboat Springs, Earth Day comes and goes without much fanfare due to our late spring break and the mass exodus to warmer climes and drier trails after the mountain closes. But you can still pay tribute to the planet during Yampa Valley Sustainability Council’s monthlong Every Day is Earth Day celebration. A full calendar of Earth Month events can be found at yvsc.org/earthday. Following are some of the highlights. A to Z Recycling Online Guide The new, up-to-date 2017 recycle guide is now online, with even more recycling options. View the comprehensive Routt County recycle guide online at yvsc.org. Third annual School Waste-Free Lunch Challenge Local schools have been participating in a national data collection project to measure cafeteria waste. The campaign to reduce lunchroom waste culminates with the start of spring break. For information about how to pack a waste-free lunch for yourself and your children, visit yvsc.org/waste-free-lunch. ReTree Steamboat planting ReTree Steamboat ...
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Without a drought, California takes stock 17.4.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Infrastructure issues, dry wells and other troubles still linger across the Golden State.
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In Alaska, anxiety grows as debate over health care rages 16.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Juneau, Alaska • Going without health insurance is a risk. Going without it in Alaska can be a gamble of a much higher order, for this is a place unlike anywhere else in the U.S., a land of pitiless cold, vast expanses and dangerous, back-breaking work such as pulling fishing nets from the water or hauling animal carcasses out of the woods. And yet many people on the Last Frontier do not carry insurance. For them, the Affordable Care Act just isn’t working. For reasons that have a lot to do with...
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Historic California drought over for now, governor says 9.4.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Dry riverbeds of sand and tumbleweeds that snake their way through farmers' fields now charge with water swelling up their banks.
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California governor declares end to drought emergency 8.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
SACRAMENTO, Calif. • Gov. Jerry Brown declared an end to California’s historic drought Friday, lifting emergency orders that had forced residents to stop running sprinklers as often and encouraged them to rip out thirsty lawns during the state’s driest four-year period on record. The governor’s order that keeps in place conservation measures came as a springtime storm bears down on the waterlogged state. The drought strained native fish that migrate up rivers, killed millions of trees, and force... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Sizable mountain snowpack has northern Utah braced for flooding 7.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Add this to the list of proverbs about the fickleness of Utah’s weather: If there’s not a drought, it’s flooding. That’s the current situation, especially in northern Utah, according to the latest report on water supplies. Drought, at least for now, appears to be a thing of the past — the U.S. Drought Monitor has not reported “abnormally dry” conditions in Utah for more than a week. But piles of snow remain in many of Utah’s mountain ranges and experts now are concerned about the potential for ...
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Sizeable mountain snowpack has northern Utah braced for flooding 7.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Add this to the list of proverbs about the fickleness of Utah’s weather: If there’s not a drought, it’s flooding. That’s the current situation, especially in northern Utah, according to the latest report on water supplies. Drought, at least for now, appears to be a thing of the past — the U.S. Drought Monitor has not reported “abnormally dry” conditions in Utah for more than a week. But piles of snow remain in many of Utah’s mountain ranges and experts now are concerned about the potential for ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Boats left high and dry by drought back on Great Salt Lake 7.4.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
SALT LAKE CITY • Dozens of beached sailboats that spent two years on the shore of Utah’s drought-stricken Great Salt Lake were hoisted on cranes back into the briny waters Thursday after winter storms raised lake levels. “Mother Nature has been very kind to us,” said Janet Robins, the commodore of the 140-year-old Great Salt Lake Yacht Club, comprised of the self-proclaimed “world’s saltiest sailors.” Robins and other sailors watched and helped on the docks Thursday as sailboats, one at a time, ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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As the Southwest dries up, scientists collaborate on alternative solutions during U. of U. symposium 25.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah and surrounding states have a responsibility to address the pressure put on the human water supply by climate change and population growth, some scientists argued at a two-day symposium hosted this week by the University of Utah. As drought dries large bodies of water throughout the Southwest, such as Lake Powell and Lake Mead, communities turn to groundwater, said Sasha Richey, a fellow at Washington State University. That won’t necessarily be viable in the future, Richey said Thursday, be...
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California farmers will get bump in irrigation water 23.3.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Fresno, Calif. • Farmers in a vast agricultural region of California will receive a significantly greater amount of irrigation water this summer compared to past drought years — but not their full supply, federal officials announced Wednesday. Record winter rain and snow in some parts of California have put a major dent in the five-year drought, boosting reservoirs with irrigation water for use during hot, dry months. Farmers in the San Joaquin Valley will receive 65 percent of what they expect ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Northeastern Colorado farmers cut fire lines to protect community from huge, wind-driven blaze 8.3.2017 Denver Post: Local
As a wind-whipped wildfire raced across the drought-parched prairie of northeastern Colorado, destroying homes, vehicles and cattle in its path, the people of this small town came out in force to make a stand.
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“A nightmare:” U.N. chief urges help for Somalia hunger crisis 8.3.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Visibly shocked by the suffering of malnourished Somalis and cholera victims during an emergency visit, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged international support to alleviate Somalia's worsening hunger crisis.
Study: Global warming is drying up the Colorado River — vital to 40 million people 24.2.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end of the century, two scientists say.
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Utah on track for one of snowiest winters in decades 4.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Heavy snow storms in January could make this winter one of the wettest in recent history, but whether all that snow makes it to Utah reservoirs by summer depends on whether the cool, wet trend sticks around through spring. Snowpack across the state is averaging 167 percent of normal, according to the February Utah Water Supply Outlook Report from the Natural Resource Conservation Service. The driest spot in the state, the Escalante River Basin, has 132 percent of the snow it usually accumulates...
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Trump’s pick for USDA head mixed on climate change 27.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Sonny Perdue’s history shows interest in conservation and big business interests.
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Tools for the wannabe Western weather prognosticator 20.1.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The five best resources for understanding the region’s wacky weather.
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