In The News

April 13, 2014--Entire marine food chain at risk from rising CO2 levels in water (Guardian)

Escalating carbon dioxide emissions will cause fish to lose their fear of predators, potentially damaging the entire marine food chain, joint Australian and US research has found. A study by the Australian Institute of Marine Science, James Cook University and the Georgia Institute of Technology found the behavior of fish would be “seriously affected” by greater exposure to CO2.


April 13, 2014--New law demands higher efficiency from plumbing fixtures (Coloradoan)

Colorado will set higher efficiency standards for its plumbing fixtures starting in September 2016 — though the stricter standards might be a case of policy catching up with practice.


April 13, 2014--Drought conditions prompt calls for Lake Powell Pipeline (Spectrum)

Another year of drought shouldn’t be enough to force any water restrictions this year for Washington County residents, but state managers say it is enough to make a case for tapping into the Colorado River by building the 140-mile Lake Powell Pipeline.


April 13, 2014--Watered-down lawn bill signed into law (Pueblo Chieftain)

A bill that initially sought to tie water supplies for new developments to minimal landscaping irrigation was signed into law Friday by Gov. John Hickenlooper.


April 12, 2014--Groups work to protect West Slope water interests (Post Independent)

A new listing that ranks the entire c as the second-most-endangered river network in the United States brings important attention to the “hardest working river in America,” observes Jim Pokrandt, spokesman for the Colorado River District.