In The News

March 8, 2015--Changing the price of water may be the way to beat drought (Deseret News)

Drought across the West and Midwest is driving renewed concerns over water scarcity and the availability to meet demand in the future.


March 7, 2015--A murky bill for national park waterways (High Country News)

Earlier this month, U.S. Rep. Cynthia Lummis, R-Wyo., introduced a bill to nudge Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks in the direction of allowing recreational paddlers in their rivers. The Yellowstone and Grand Teton Paddling Act mainly calls for a study of the impacts of paddling on certain waterways within the parks.


March 7, 2015--Rep. River agreement increases supplies for irrigation (Grand Island Independent)

Some surface water irrigators in Nebraska’s part of the Republican Basin will get more water for their 2015 crops than originally expected as a result of an agreement signed Friday through the Republican River Compact Administration. The 1943 compact allocates a percentage of the water available annually to Nebraska, Colorado and Kansas. The agreement includes the U.S.


March 6, 2015--Colorado bill would ban microbeads in personal care products (7 News)

A bill to ban tiny plastic particles that are often included in soaps and cosmetic products passed another hurdle in the state legislature this week. The bill to ban the microbeads by 2020 won preliminary approval in the House and faces a final vote before heading to the Senate. In May 2014, the CALL7 Investigators were first to expose concerns over microbeads in Colorado wa