Archive - 2014

December 15th

December 13, 2014--Hermosa Creek area protection included in military spending bill (Grand Junction Sentinel)

It required pairing two unlikely bedfellows of national defense and public lands, but western Colorado apparently will see new wilderness designated under a military spending bill passed by the U.S. Senate on Friday, which is headed to President Barack Obama’s desk.

December 12th

December 12, 2014--State water plan: New Colorado River diversion possible (Sky-Hi News)

Western Slope water interests still reeling from the Gross Expansion Project may barely have enough time to catch their breath before they’re again summoned to the bargaining table. The Colorado Water Conservation Board presented the first full draft of its 2014 Colorado Water Plan to Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday, Dec.

December 11, 2014--EPA official’s speech cites water crisis (The Blade)

Toledo’s algae-induced water crisis of early August shows how ordinary pollution canwreak havoc on a community, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy told a large gathering of water experts at the National Press Club in Washington Tuesday. Ms.

December 11, 2014--Watershed conservation: A solution to global water challenge, reduces pollution in cities (Science)

A recent study shows that practices such as watershed conservation and river bank restoration will help reducing the pollution in many of the cities in the country like Mumbai and Gurgaon, which have the potential to bring down pollution at the source by 10 per cent. It is also considered to be a solution to meet the water demand in future.

December 11, 2014--Study: Cloud seeding increased snowfall (Arizona Central)

A six-year study, partly funded by the Central Arizona Project, on the effects of cloud seeding over mountain ranges in Wyoming has concluded that spraying silver particles into the clouds increases snowfall and eventual water runoff.

December 11, 2014--Colorado River delta 25 percent greener (Fronteras Desk)

A report released Wednesday shows an experimental release of water into the dry Colorado River Delta shows potential for how more regular flows could restore the environment. Last spring’s pulse flow was the result of an unprecedented agreement among the seven Colorado River basin states, the United States and Mexico called Minute 319.

December 10, 2014--Colorado water plan draft goes to Hickenlooper to address shortfall (Denver Post)

Gov. John Hickenlooper on Wednesday received a draft water plan that he requested to help Colorado confront challenges including a 163 billion-gallon projected shortfall. The Colorado Water Plan, written by the Colorado Water Conservation Board, reflects efforts to sustain a growing economy and population expected to double to 10 million by 2050.

December 10, 2014--What to do when climate change poses a risk to your water supply (Guardian)

As evidence of climate change mounts, businesses across all sectors of the economy are developing strategies for identifying and avoiding the risks it poses.

December 10, 2014--Full scale of plastic in the world's oceans revealed for first time (Guardian)

More than five trillion pieces of plastic, collectively weighing nearly 269,000 tonnes, are floating in the world’s oceans, causing damage throughout the food chain, new research has found.

December 10, 2014--Lake Powell’s low water level plays into water supply (Cortez Journal)

Colorado water managers are keeping a close eye on the historically low reservoir levels at Lake Powell. Under the Colorado River Compact, the major river is divided between upper basin states and lower basin states.