User: flenvcenter Topic: Water-Regional
Category: Resource Management :: Conservation
Last updated: Dec 01 2016 09:57 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Southern plagues: Drought, flood, fire and now killer storms 30.11.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Tornadoes that dropped out of the night sky killed five people in two states and injured at least a dozen more early Wednesday, adding to a seemingly biblical onslaught of drought, flood and fire plaguing the South.
Dreams of dust 25.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
How Central Valley communities are coping with prolonged water shortages.
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Community Agriculture Alliance: Every drop counts 18.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
It may be no surprise that agriculture is the nation’s thirstiest industry; simply put, it takes water to grow food and fiber. Rising demands from competing water users in the municipal and industrial sector, paired with a growing population, puts strain on balancing the water budget and adds pressure to agriculture’s share of water rights. In addition to competing sectors, prolonged drought and interstate legal obligations are forcing water users to conserve this vital, limited resource. The good news is, some Colorado growers and agricultural producers are taking a proactive approach to water scarcity by adopting farming practices that use less water. In Routt County, ag producers are conserving water by implementing innovative irrigation techniques that increase their water use efficiency, keeping better records of water use by installing measuring devices and installing closed pipelines to convey water through leaking or eroding irrigation ditches. Routt County is also home to landowners who are ...
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Steamboat briefs: YVSC scheduled to host weatherization clinic 15.11.2016 Steamboat Pilot
Yampa Valley Sustainability Council is offering a free home weatherization clinic from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 15 at Strawberry Park Elementary School, 39620 Amethyst St. Participants will learn affordable steps to make homes more energy efficient and comfortable this winter. The event will include information sessions about a variety of weatherization measures, including installing quick-fix items, such as hot water heater wraps and programmable thermostats; converting to air-tight canned lights and LED tubes; and air sealing around windows, doors, crawlspaces and attics. Free LED lightbulbs, free Energy Saver booklets, energy efficiency giveaways and affordable radon kits will also be available for participants. For more information, visit yvsc.org . Photographer to hold community conversation Bud Werner Memorial Library and Yampa Valley Photographers Club present a conversation about craft, entrepreneurship and adventure with National Geographic photographer Jim Richardson at 6:30 p.m. ...
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As climate heats up, Arizona confident in water-conservation efforts 9.11.2016 azcentral.com | news
WASHINGTON – Some parts of southwest Arizona could experience more than 140 days of temperatures above 100 degrees within 20 years, according to a climate change model from the Environmental Protection ...
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A roundup of the high-stakes climate races 8.11.2016 High Country News Most Recent
For the climate-interested voter, these are the Western races to watch on Tuesday.
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Drought not seriously hurting Christmas tree growers 3.11.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Hartford, Conn. • New England Christmas tree growers say the region’s drought is having only minor effects on their crop. The losses were confined mostly to seedlings planted in the spring, said Jim Horst, executive director of the New Hampshire-Vermont Christmas Tree Association. Unlike mature trees, those planted this year do not have established root systems, experts said. Horst, who farms in Bennington, Vermont, says he plants 6,000-7,000 trees a year and normally loses 1 or 2 percent of the...
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In California, a $350M experiment over lawns 31.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Santa Rosa, Calif. • California water agencies that spent more than $350 million in the last two years of drought to pay property owners to rip out water-slurping lawns are now trying to answer whether the nation’s biggest lawn removal experiment was all worth the cost. Around the state, water experts and water-district employees are employing satellite images, infrared aerial photos, neighborhood drive-bys and complex algorithms to gauge just how much grassy turf was removed. They also want to ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Drought kills crops, dries lakes in deep South 29.10.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Atlanta • Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South. The very worst conditions — what forecasters call “exceptional drought” — are in the mountains of northeast Alabama and northwest Georgia, a region known for its thick green forests, waterfalls and red clay soil. “Here at my farm, April 15 was when the rain cut off,” said David Bailey, who had to sell half his cattle, more tha... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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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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