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April 14, 2014--Colorado wetlands to regain federal protection (Post Independent)

A proposed federal rule would restore protection to hundreds of Colorado streams and big swaths of wetlands, including beloved alpine creeks and the sandy washes of the Front Range that only hold water seasonally. The seasonal streams and disconnected wetlands long were covered under the Clean Water Act, but a pair of complex U.S.


April 14, 2014--Bailing out the world's fresh water bank (Phys.org)

An Australian-based water scientist is testing a new technology to help save imperilled underground water resources in Australia and around the world as climate change tightens its grip on the global food supply.


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.