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November 12, 2014--Resilience in the face of Colorado’s water stress (Grand Junction Free Press)

On Nov. 5-6, water experts from around the West gathered at Colorado Mesa University for the fourth annual Upper Colorado River Basin Water Forum. The theme was “Seeking a resilient future,” and the speakers offered rich food for thought on that topic.


November 11, 2014--Drought is taking California back to the wild, wild west (National Journal)

Last fall Madden noticed something suspicious. The water filling the tanks outside her veterinary clinic in Los Gatos, Calif., was disappearing at an alarming rate. Madden checked for leaks but found none. Then she realized: Someone was stealing her water. "I just couldn't believe it," she said.


November 11, 2014--Landmark 20-year study finds pesticides linked to depression in farmers (Modern Farmer)

A landmark study indicates that seven pesticides, some widely used, may be causing clinical depression in farmers. Will the government step in and start regulating these chemical tools?


November 11, 2014--Factory and irrigation technologies have significantly cut US water use (Popular Science)

In 2010, the U.S. used less water than it has in a generation, according to a new announcement from the U.S. Geological Survey. American power plants, factories, farms, and homes used a total of 355 billion gallons of fresh and salt water a day in 2010. If you divide that amount by the U.S. population in 2010, it comes out to 1,150 gallons per person, per day.


November 11, 2014--Water plan meetings on tap (Durango Herald)

Four meetings on the Southwest Basin Implementation Plan, part of a statewide effort to resolve water shortages, to be unveiled next month, start next week.  Members of the public can learn about draft plans and offer opinions to water authorities.