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June 24, 2015--Water Lines: Colorado water leaders set ambitious conservation goals (grand Junction Press)

Discussions and disputes over how to meet the water needs of Colorado’s growing population typically revolve around the proper balance between taking additional water from agriculture, taking additional water from the West Slope to the Front Range, and conservation. Conservation would seem to be the low-hanging fruit, but the nuts and bolts of how to conserve enough to avoid more tra

June 23, 2015--Bennet-backed rural water bill passes Senate (High Plains Journal)

Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet recently praised passage of the Grassroots Rural and Small Community Water Systems Act by the Senate. The bill—which passed unanimously—would help small and rural communities comply with safe drinking water regulations. Bennet helped introduce the bill earlier this year with Sens.

June 22, 2015--Society will collapse by 2040 due to catastrophic food shortages, says Foreign Office-funded study (Independent)

A scientific model supported by the Foreign Office has suggested that society will collapse in less than three decades due to catastrophic food shortages if policies do not change. The model, developed by a team at Anglia Ruskin University’s Global Sustainability Institute, does not account for society reacting to escalating crises by changing global behaviour and poli

June 21, 2015--Limerick: John Wesley Powell, the original credible heretic (Denver Post)

The time has come for a visionary entrepreneur to launch a start-up: "Credible Heretics, Inc." By common definition, a heretic is a person who holds "an opinion at odds with what is generally conventionally accepted." In 2015, we have an over-supply of not-so-credible heretics, flooding the world with ill-informed, wacky dissent.

June 20, 2015--Dolores corridor (Cortez Journal)

A diverse advisory committee of stakeholders in the Dolores River landscape has, since 2010, been crafting proposed legislation to ensconce the lower Dolores from below McPhee Dam to Bedrock as a national conservation area – a management tool that allows for significant local input on how the resources are used.