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December 18th

December 18, 2014--MillerCoors, Pepsi, Wells Fargo donate $1M to Colorado forests (Denver Business Journal)

The money will help pay for the nonprofit to spend three years designing, implementing, and measuring the progress of forest restoration projects intended to "improve water security" for the Denver metro area and also reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires.


December 17, 2014--States in parched Southwest take steps to bolster a crucial reservoir (New York Times)

With a 14-year drought in the Colorado River basin showing few signs of breaking, states along the river’s path are taking new steps this month to ensure that Lake Mead — the Colorado River reservoir that is the water source for much of the Southwest — does not fail them. Of


December 17, 2014--USGS: High Plains Aquifer groundwater declining (Associated Press)

Groundwater levels are declining in an aquifer that serves parts of Oklahoma and seven other states, according to a new report by the U.S. Geological Survey.


December 16, 2014--Central America drought becoming humanitarian crisis (Circle of Blue)

A severe drought is threatening food security in Central America. Los Angeles’ water supply is at risk from earthquakes, the newest section of China’s South-North project is now delivering water, and Jordan’s water sector desperately needs investment.


December 16, 2014--11 trillion gallons of water needed to end Calif. drought (USA Today)

About 11 trillion gallons of water is needed to end the drought in California, NASA announced Tuesday. That's about 130,000 Rose Bowls full of water. Even with the recent storms that have hit the state, they aren't nearly enough to end the multiyear drought, scientists say.


December 16, 2014--Desalination out of desperation (MIT Technology Review)

Even in drought-stricken California, San Diego stands out. It gets less rain than parched Los Angeles or Fresno. The region has less groundwater than many other parts of the state. And more than 80 percent of water for homes and businesses is imported from sources that are increasingly stressed.


December 15th

December 15, 2014--Greenland ice melt underestimated, study says (Guardian)

Melting ice from the coast of Greenland could make a much bigger contribution to rising sea levels than has previously been thought, a new study suggests. Scientists believe a previously overlooked side-effect of global warming could greatly increase the rate of melting of the vast Greenland ice sheet.


December 15, 2014--Climate deal would commit every nation to limiting emissions (New York Times)

 Negotiators from around the globe reached a climate change agreement early Sunday that would, for the first time in history, commit every nation to reducing its rate of greenhouse gas emissions — yet would still fall far short of what is needed to stave off the dangerous and costly early impact of global warming.


December 15, 2014--Eight unbelievable solutions to future water shortages (Guradian)

It’s estimated that we use 9tn cubic metres of water every year. As the global population grows, it is becoming an increasingly precious resource, with millions forced to walk for more than a mile to collect their daily supply. We investigate the innovative technologies that will help tackle our water crisis in future.


December 15, 2014--Healthy Animas, healthy animals (Durango Herald)

Potentially, harmfully high levels of nutrients are flowing from the Florida River into the Animas River, and one project is hoping to make a dent in the problem. The Animas Watershed Partnership and rancher Keith Fassbender recently finished fencing almost a mile of the Florida River west of the Durango-La Plata County Airport as part of the effort.