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December 4, 2014--Toledo mayor: US must focus on water quality (Washington Post)

The mayor of Toledo, Ohio, called Wednesday for the federal government to devote full attention to improving water quality in America’s lakes and rivers, describing the toxic algae blooms that tainted his city’s water supply this summer as a danger “doomed to be repeated.” Mayor Michael Collins appeared before the Senate Agriculture Comm


December 4, 2014--Defense act includes Hermosa bill (Durango Herald)

The Hermosa Creek wilderness bill has been included in the National Defense Authorization Act, again raising hopes among supporters that Congress will pass the bill before the session ends. The defense act is one of the few remaining bills Congress is expected to debate this year.


December 3, 2014--Proposed GOP overhaul of California water laws looks dead (San Francisco Gate)

A last-ditch effort by Central Valley Republicans to push an overhaul of federal water policy through Congress during this session met with opposition Wednesday from at least one California senator, all but ensuring that the bill will die until next year. Sen.


December 3, 2014--Mesa Verde ponders mysterious depression (CBS)

Was it a reservoir, a ceremonial plaza, a ball court? Mesa Verde National Park in Colorado is taking a new look at a ruin known as Mummy Lake in hopes of determining how ancient Puebloans used it, The Cortez Journal reported Monday. Archaeologists disagree about the large circular depression lined by sandstone walls.