User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Aug 01 2017 23:55 IST RSS 2.0
 
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PHOTOS: The Dust Bowl in Colorado and the Great Plains 1.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
The Dust Bowl, or the Dirty Thirties, was an 8-year period of drought that devastated the American prairie lands encompassing the Oklahoma and Texas panhandles, as well as neighboring territories of Kansas, Colorado and New Mexico.
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Judge weighs environmental impacts, water needs in Las Vegas pipeline fight 1.8.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Las Vegas • Momentum and mitigation were two issues mentioned Monday by a federal judge who will decide whether environmental studies need to be redone for a massive eastern Nevada water pipeline proposed to draw rural water to serve thirsty Las Vegas tourists and residents. U.S. District Judge Andrew Gordon showed with his questions to attorneys that he is weighing environmentalists’ warnings that the project would create dustbowls in valleys along the Nevada-Utah state line against Southern Ne... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Denver to get more water from the Colorado River 27.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Colorado’s largest water supplier makes a big ask — and a bold promise — with demand for water.
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St. Peter’s Square fountains being shut off due to drought 25.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Vatican City • The Vatican says it is shutting off all its fountains, including those in St. Peter’s Square, because of Italy’s drought. Vatican Radio on Monday said the decision is linked with Pope Francis’ teachings on the environment. The pope has decried wasteful practices and praised clean drinking water as vital for both people and the environment. Meteorologists say spring 2017 was Italy’s third-driest in some 60 years. The drought has put Rome at risk for drastic water rationing, a measu... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Mapping the solar eclipse; ‘America first’ energy; Underground drought 24.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
HCN.org news in brief.
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Drought in High Plains the worst some farmers have ever seen 16.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Beulah, N.D. • Drought in North Dakota is laying waste to fields of normally bountiful food and hay crops and searing pastures that typically would be home to multitudes of grazing cattle. Some longtime farmers and ranchers say it’s the worst conditions they’ve seen in decades — possibly their lifetimes — and simple survival has become their goal as a dry summer drags on without a raincloud in sight. “We’ve never been in this sort of boat, honestly,” said Dawn Martin, who raises beef cattle with...
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Denver Water wants to double the amount of recycled water used in the city. The health department’s not sure it’s safe 14.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
Denver Water wants permission to expand uses for recycled water that flows through a 70-mile network of purple pipes in the city. But the state health department isn't sure it's safe to add uses such as flushing toilets and irrigating pot crops to the industrial uses now OK.
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Mission Impossible: A village in Kolar, Karnataka, stricken by drought for years, waits for rain 9.7.2017 India – The Indian Express
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The California drought isn’t over, it just went underground 6.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
The race to dig deeper wells is a losing game for small rural communities.
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Why 1 million Californians lack safe drinking water 6.7.2017 High Country News Most Recent
Rural, cash-strapped communities don’t have the means to treat contaminated water.
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Walton Family Foundation pledges $20 million to Colorado river conservation 27.6.2017 Denver Post: Business
The Walton Family Foundation announced this morning a $20 million donation toward the restoration and protection of the ever-depleting Colorado River basin.
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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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