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The guidelines Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, California, Utah, Wyoming and Nevada use and a drought contingency plan will expire in 2026. By Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press, from The Denver Post eEdition, June 28th, 2020 FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.» Arizona is getting a jump start on what will be ...
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Shared from the 3/22/2020 The Denver Post eEdition By Nina Burleigh © The New York Times Co. For years, whenever I found myself in Miami with an afternoon to spare, I sneaked off west to where a road abruptly separates the urban grid from the Everglades. Depending on time, I drove as deep int...
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Shared from the 1/24/2020 The Denver Post eEdition EPA, ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS By Ellen Knickmeyer The Associated Press WASHINGTON» The Trump administration on Thursday ended federal protection for many of the nation’s millions of miles of streams, arroyos and wetlands, a sweep...
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Shared from the 12/4/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Allen G. Breed
The Associated Press FLAMINGO, FLA.» Grabbing a clump of vegetation to steady herself, Tiffany Troxler gingerly slides her feet along the makeshift boardwalk as she ventures out into the marsh. The boards sag, dipping her up...
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Shared from the 11/6/2019 The Denver Post eEdition “YOU CAN’T REALLY BEAT A POND”By Matthew Brown and James Brooks The Associated Press HINDOLVESTON, ENGLAND» The ghosts are all around the gently rolling farmlands of eastern England. But you have to know where to look. These are not the kind of pha...
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  Shared from the 8/16/2019 The Denver Post eEdition By Felicia FonsecaThe Associated Press FLAGSTAFF, ARIZ.» Snow piled up in the mountains across the West last winter, leaving enough to thrill skiers into the summer, swelling rivers and streams when it melted, and largely making wildfire r...
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Shared from the 4/29/2019 The Denver Post eEdition “Elevated threat risk” Drones, supercomputers and sonar deployed against floods   By Adrian Sainz and Jeff Martin 
The Associated Press Adrian Sainz, Associated Press file MEMPHIS, TENN.»An arsenal of new technology is being put to the t...
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By Jack Lessenberry Few people know Lake Erie as well as Jeffery Reutter, the recently retired director of the Ohio Sea Grant and Stone Laboratory on the lake. He’s shown me a picture of his hand covered with toxic algae when he was a graduate student in 1971 — and that same hand covered again n...
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The Environmental Protection Agency took responsibility Friday for inadvertently polluting a Colorado river with 1 million gallons of toxic orange wastewater while trying to clean up an abandoned gold mine. The spill occurred Wednesday morning at a long-closed Gold King Mine near Silverton, Colo., ...
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A team of US regulators investigating contamination at a Colorado goldmine accidentally released a million gallons (3.8 million liters) of orange-hued waste water containing sediment and metals into a local river system, the Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday. The waste wate...
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As water shortages grip California and the seven state Colorado River basin, many users feel no pain, while some face a complete curtailment. That’s because the water management system is not designed to be either efficient or equitable but consistent and predictable. And it is. As is typ...
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EPA and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers finalized the Clean Water Rule to clearly protect the streams and wetlands that form the foundation of the nation’s water resources. Protection for many of the nation’s streams and wetlands has been confusing, complex, and time-consuming as the result of Supr...
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By Chen Liwei For World Wetlands Day on February 2, I traveled from Beijing down to Hangzhou to attend a seminar held by the Wetland Management Office of the State Forestry Administration, a partner of the Paulson Institute. We are working together to analyze the importance of coastal wetlands in C...
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WASHINGTON - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is awarding $1 million in grants to strengthen the capacity of states and tribes to protect and restore wetlands. The National Wetland Program Development Grants provide interstate agencies, intertribal consortia, and non-profit organizatio...
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ON THE WESTERN side of the San Fernando Valley, behind the bleachers of Canoga Park High School, two concrete drainage ditches merge. Here in parched Southern California, barely a trickle runs through these channels. Most days it’s more like a sheen of greenish moisture, a puddle filtering across cl...
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A recent article on The National Geographic website titled Los Angeles River: Concrete Ditch to Urban Oasis tells us that a restoration plan has been made for the practically empty 51 miles that was once a river. Success for the city of angels, indeed! Make sure to read up on the plans, it is really...
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What did the L.A. Basin look like before there was a Los Angeles? A common misconception—one that resonates with genuine concerns about the city's aridity and reliance on imported water—is that the city's natural state is desert. But early accounts of the landscape painted a different picture, ...
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From the shoreline at North Avenue Beach in Chicago, the blue water of Lake Michigan stretches as far as the eye can see. But beneath that pristine image, there's a barely visible threat, says Jennifer Caddick of the Alliance for the Great Lakes: microbeads. These tiny bits of plastic, small scrubb...
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Although recent declines in nitrate in the Illinois River are promising, increasing nitrate levels at other sites throughout the basin are a continuing cause for concern. Nitrate levels in the Illinois River decreased by 21 percent between 2000 and 2010, marking the first time substantial, multi-ye...
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Hundreds of tundra swans suddenly rose off of a marsh, the strokes of their powerful wings making a whistling sound as they flew. They landed a short distance away at another marsh, where other tundra swans were gliding over the water like a flotilla of toy sailboats. Mike Schlepp doesn't know wha...
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