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April 23, 2014--Climate change the Earth Day target for Obama, U.S. officials (Environmental News Network)

An Earth Day Proclamation from President Barack Obama today contains a “dire” warning of the potent consequences of climate change and a pledge to protect Americans and all humankind from this looming problem  “that threatens us all.” “The first Earth Day was a call to action for every citizen, every family, and every public official.


April 22, 2014--Earth Day 2014: USDA supports rural water quality projects in 40 states, Puerto Rico (Water World)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) celebrated Earth Day 2014 by announcing record support for numerous projects across the United States that will improve water and wastewater services for rural Americans and benefit the environment. Today's announcement is USDA's largest Earth Day investment in rural water and wastewater systems.


April 3, 2014--Big snowpack suspends Wyoming cloud seeding (Casper Star & Tribune)

Above-average snowfall in the mountains of southern Wyoming has forced an early end to part of the state's cloud-seeding research project as a precaution against exacerbating potential spring flooding. Barry Lawrence, project manager with the Wyoming Water Development Office, said the cloud seeding was stopped Wednesday morning in the Medicine Bow and Sierra Madre ranges in southern Wyoming.


March 29, 2014--UN panel: 8 reasons to worry about global warming (Washington Post)

A United Nations panel of scientists is joining the list craze with what they call eight “key risks” that are part of broader “reasons for concern” about climate change. It’s part of a massive report on how global warming is affecting humans and the planet and how the future will be worse unless something is done about it.


March 23, 2014--U.N. climate change report details 'abrupt or drastic changes' worldwide (Science Monitor)

Global warming will disrupt food supplies, slow world economic growth and may already be causing irreversible damage to nature, according to a U.N. report due this week that will put pressure on governments to act.


March 17, 2014--Western streamflow forecasts a mixed bag (Summit Voice)

Snowpack across the West is still somewhat of mixed bag in this no-Niño winter, but February storms did help bolster water supplies across the northern tier of states, according to the monthly update from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service.


February 28, 2014--Drought watchers see mostly good news, bad here and there (Rocky Mountain PBS)

With the winter of 2013-14 winding its way toward the first day of spring on March 20, Colorado’s climatologists and wat


February 19, 2014--Los Angeles' vulnerability to future sea level rise projected (Science Daily)

In anticipation, a team from USC partnered with the City of Los Angeles to gauge the impact of the rising tides on local communities and infrastructure. The results, according to a report that was released today, are a mixed bag -- but at-risk assets can be protected by proactive planning and early identification of adaptation measures, according to the report's authors.


January 29, 2014--Uncertainty a big hurdle in Colorado climate planning (Climate Central)

The scope of the natural disasters has been devastating. In 2012, during one of the heights of a dry spell that has ravaged the state since 2002, the High Park Fire scorched more than 87,000 acres of foothills near Fort Collins, the state's fourth-largest city. The 18,200-acre Waldo Canyon Fire soon followed, turning Colorado Springs, the state's second-largest city, into a disaster zone.


January 19, 2014--Federal disaster aid for Colorado flooding tops $245 million (North Forty News)

In the few months since heavy rains brought flooding to the area, Color