Press Clippings

October 18, 2016--UN: Farming needs to harvest chance to cut emissions (BBC)

The global farming sector has a big role to play in the effort to curb greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to future climate change, the UN says. A report by the Food and Agriculture Organization said agriculture accounted for about a fifth of emissions, which it said needed to be reduced. The 

October 17, 2016--New EPA web portal helps communities prepare for climate change (EPA)

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today launched a new online portal that will provide local leaders in the nation’s 40,000 communities with information and tools to increase resilience to climate change.

October 16, 2016--Hawaii water utility finds $56 million in energy savings (Water Online)

As cash-strapped utilities look for ways to save money, some savvy water executives are hoping to streamline the inefficiencies in their energy bills as a way to rein in costs. That’s the strategy underway at the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, which supplies water to about 1 million people.

October 15, 2016--Is using less water the secret to cutting our greenhouse gas emissions? (Guardian)

When most of us think of slowing global warming, we think of reducing car exhaust and power plant emissions – limiting activities that involve combusting fossil fuels.

October 14, 2016--New study suggests water conservation remains the cheapest alternative (Ink Stain)

A new study published last week by Heather Cooley and colleagues at the Pacific Institute concludes that water conservation remains the cheapest water supply alternative as compared to the big new sources widely discussed, things like storm water capture, desalination, and recycling/reuse.

October 13, 2016--Planning for drought; pilot program pays users for water conservation (St. George News)

Water managers are testing the effectiveness of temporary, voluntary measures that could be used to keep the water level in Lake Powell above what is needed to maintain power production at the Glen Canyon Dam. The Utah Division of Water Resources and the Upper Colorado River Commission are overseeing the “Pilot System Water Conservation Program,” which has been extend

October 12, 2016--Protecting our Colorado River (Morning Consult)

Water makes the West as we know it. Congressman Wayne Aspinall put it best: In the West, when you touch water, you touch everything.

October 11, 2016--Single clothes wash may release 700,000 microplastic fibres, study finds (Guardian)

Each cycle of a washing machine could release more than 700,000 microscopic plastic fibres into the environment, according to a study. A team at Plymouth University in the UK spent 12 months analysing what happened when a number of synthetic materials were washed at different temperatures in domestic washing machines, using different combinations of detergents, to quantify the microfibres

October 10, 2016--Nevada caves illuminate past climate, future challenges in the Southwest (Las Vegas Sun)

On a trip to Great Basin National Park, UNLV geoscience professor Matt Lachniet says that rainfall many millennia ago formed lakes in the desolate basins lining this strip of rural highway.

October 9, 2016--Environmentalists dismayed by Glen Canyon Dam management plan (AZ Daily Sun)

Environmental groups are criticizing the final draft of a plan released by the Bureau of Reclamation Friday to manage the operations of Glen Canyon Dam for the next 20 years. The plan&

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