Archive - Jun 21, 2013


June 21, 2013--Climate: Another grim year for Lake Powell (Summit Voice)

With May inflow into Lake Powell less than half the long-term average, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation is projecting that total reservoir storage in the Colorado River Basin will dip to about 29.3 million acre feet.

June 21, 2013--Wildfire threatens Colorado mountain town of 400 residents; chances of saving Southfork slim (Fox News)

A massive wildfire is headed toward a Colorado mountain town, and fire managers say the chances of saving it are slim. The tourist town of South Fork was evacuated Friday morning as the 47-square-mile acre West Fork Fire moved closer.

June 20, 2013--The House farm bill unexpectedly failed. So what happens next? (Washington Post)

The House just voted down the five-year, $940 billion farm bill on the floor. The final tally: 195 yeas and 234 nays. This was unexpected, to say the least. Farm bills have historically sailed through Congress without too much trouble. Yet the House farm bill, supported by the GOP leadership, has faced a particular dilemma.