In The News

February 14, 2015--Source Water Collaborative issues 'call to action' to better protect drinking water resources (Water World)

In its recent call to action, the Source Water Collaborative (SWC), an organization comprised of federal, state and local partners aiming to protect drinking water sources, stated that ongoing changes to water quality and quantity are challenging the nation to redouble its efforts to protect its water resources.


February 13, 2015--Return of the Dust Bowl? Climate change study highlights how West must adapt (Christian Science Monitor)

A prolonged period of Dust Bowl-like conditions in the second half of this century could severely test strides made toward conserving scarce water supplies in the Western United States and central Plains, according to a new study.


February 13, 2015--Which countries create the most ocean trash? (Wall Street Journal)

China and Indonesia are likely the top sources of plastic reaching the oceans, accounting for more than a third of the plastic bottles, bags and other detritus washed out to sea, an international research team of environmental scientists reported Thursday.


February 13, 2015--Proposal for Lower Dolores criticized (Cortez Journal)

The Montezuma County commission and San Juan Basin Farm Bureau have publicly come out against a fledgling proposal to create a National Conservation Area on the Lower Dolores River. Citing concerns that the designation could result in additional water being released downstream from McPhee Reservoir, the commissioners voted 3-0 to oppose any such plan.


February 12, 2015--Study: Flooding on the rise in Midwest (USA Today)

The frequency – but not the intensity – of floods in the Upper Midwest has been increasing in recent decades, says a study out this week.