December 2, 2013--Calif. water woes hit hard (Ag Week)

To nurture his acres of pistachio trees, Tom Coleman has long relied on water from California’s mountain-ringed reservoirs, fed by Sierra streams and water pumped from the massive Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.

November 30, 2013--After the kill, Part 1: Beetle epidemic changed the face of High Country forests (High Country News)

If mountain residents hope to keep building their homes and towns along the wildland-urban interface, they must understand that sudden, drastic change is inevitable and prepare their own properties as best they can.

November 21, 2013--How do we balance needs of energy, water, and climate? (Water Online)

In deciding how best to meet the world’s growing needs for energy, the answers depend crucially on how the question is framed. Looking for the most cost-effective path provides one set of answers; including the need to curtail greenhouse-gas emissions gives a different picture.

November 20, 2013--Will the farm bill leave private lands conservation behind? (High Country News)

Right now, following the farm bill’s progress seems a lot like watching corn grow. The bill is due for reauthorization and the senators and representatives charged with finding a compromise are under pressure to make progress before Thanksgiving.

November 19, 2013--Will efforts to manage our water issues today prepare us for the future? (Grand Junction Free Press)

Is the Central Arizona Project, a 336-mile long system of canals, pipes and pumping stations that carries water from the Colorado River to farms and cities all the way to the southeastern corner of the state, destined to be the world’s longest skateboard park?

November 18, 2013--Can planners stop drought harming the tourist dollar? (Environmental Research Web)

In many regions tourism and recreation contribute massively to the economy, but there’s been little study of how drought can affect them. Now a team from the US has developed a new framework for minimizing the vulnerability of these sectors to drought.

November 18, 2013--NM's water picture is grim (Albuquerque Journal)

Has New Mexico passed it's peak water? Water for household use peaked in 1995 and has been declining ever since, according to state data. Farm irrigation, which makes up the bulk of the state's water use, has been declining since the 1970s.

November 14, 2013--New study: Dust, warming portend dry future for the Colorado River (University of Colorado Boulder)

Reducing the amount of desert dust swept onto snowy Rocky Mountain peaks could help Western water managers deal with the challenges of a warmer future, according to a new study led by researchers at NOAA’s Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES) at the University of Colorado Boulder

November 13, 2013--Americans back greenhouse gas cuts from power plants - and what's up with Utah? (USA Today)

The vast majority of Americans in each of 40-plus states surveyed say global warming is real, serious and man-made, and the concerns tend to be slightly higher in coastal or drought-stricken areas, says an analysis out today. 

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