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By Felicia Fonseca The Associated Press LEUPP, Ariz.>> A proposed water rights settlement for three Native American tribes that carries a price tag larger than any such agreement enacted by Congress has taken a major step forward with its introduction to the Navajo Nation Council. The Navaj...
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  Southeastern Colorado leaders say deal violates earlier Arkansas River agreement By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. The legality of Aurora’s $80 million purchase of a farm and its water rights is disputed by leaders in southeastern Colorado, who say the deal violates a two-decad...
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By Jack Healy The New York Times LA PAZ COUNTY, Ariz.>> In Arizona’s deeply conservative La Paz County, the most urgent issue facing many voters is not inflation or illegal immigration. It is the water being pumped from under their feet. Giant farms have turned Arizona’s remote deserts abou...
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  Your front lawn can stay, but many property owners will have to change practices By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Swaths of Kentucky bluegrass will become a less common sight across Colorado after lawmakers passed a bill to ban new nonfunctional turf in hopes of conserving wat...
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By Dionne Searcey and Delger Erdenesanaa The New York Times America’s stewardship of one of its most precious resources, groundwater, relies on a patchwork of state and local rules so lax and outdated that in many places, oversight is all but nonexistent, a New York Times analysis has found. The ...
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           Backyard lawns safe, but draft bill proposes prohibition on new ornamental grasses By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Coloradans might have to say goodbye to verdant green medians full of grass if state lawmakers succeed in a plan to save water b...
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By Matt O’Brien and Hannah Fingerhut The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa>> The cost of building an artificial intelligence product like ChatGPT can be hard to measure. But one thing Microsoft-backed OpenAI needed for its technology was plenty of water, pulled from the watershed of the Rac...
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By Mira Rojanasakul, Christopher Flavelle, Blacki Migliozzi and Eli Murray The New York Times Global warming has focused concern on land and sky as soaring temperatures intensify hurricanes, droughts and wildfires. But another climate crisis is unfolding, underfoot and out of view. Many of the aq...
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By Mira Rojanasakul, Christopher Flavelle, Blacki Migliozzi and Eli Murray The New York Times Global warming has focused concern on land and sky as soaring temperatures intensify hurricanes, droughts and wildfires. But another climate crisis is unfolding, underfoot and out of view. Many of the aq...
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By Michael Phillis, Matthew Daly and John Flesher The Associated Press WASHINGTON>> The Biden administration weakened regulations protecting millions of acres of wetlands Tuesday, saying it had no choice after the Supreme Court sharply limited the federal government’s jurisdiction over them....
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By Michael Roberts and Andres Jimenez Guest Commentary The Supreme Court’s recent 5-4 decision in Arizona vs. Navajo Nation continues a legacy of restricted water access for Indigenous peoples and limits their access to abundant drinking water, clean drinking water, and adequately treated resident...
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By Julie McCluskie Guest Commentary We’ve reached the crisis point for the Colorado River and the future of the American Southwest. We need creative solutions for living with a river that contains less water yet has more demands for its limited supplies. As a resident of the high country, I know w...
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Increased moisture this year does not fix state’s water woes By Elise Schmelzer This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Colorado is drought-free for the first time since 2019 — a stark change from a year ago, when 98% of the state was under drought conditions. A winter filled with heavy snow and a cooler, wet...
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By Michael Phillis and Sam Metz The Associated Press SALT LAKE CITY>> On some parts of the Navajo Nation, where about one-third of the people lack reliable access to clean water, people have to drive for miles on red dirt roads to lug water home. Others rely on unregulated wells or water del...
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By Scott Sonner The Associated Press RENO, Nev.>> Water conflicts are nothing new to the arid West, where myriad users long have vied for their share of the precious resource from California’s Central Valley to the Colorado and Missouri rivers. But few have waded into the legal question pla...
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  Developers look for more incentives to aid bottom line; cities, towns employ variety of strategies in face of constrained supplies By Judith Kohler This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. When Greg King starts watering outdoors at his Douglas County home, the meter starts spinning to show him how much wat...
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Federal officials praise proposal, though will it save enough water? By Conrad Swanson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. All seven states in the Colorado River Basin now agree on an apparent short-term breakthrough in negotiations to save water from their drying region and it’s enough of a consensus for fe...
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Here are comparisons to put metric in context By Conrad Swanson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. While state and federal officials, farmers and the heads of Native American tribes work intensely to conserve water from the drying Colorado River, one term appears more often than probably any other: the acre...
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    Robert Brears Published May 9, 2023 + Follow Welcome to Our Future Water's newsletter on "Adapting to a Future of Extremes: Green, Grey, and Hybrid Solutions for Urban Water Management," which focuses on the opportunities in urban water management in the face of climate change...
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  By Ken Ritter and Terry Tang The Associated Press PHOENIX>> A Native American tribe in Arizona reached a deal Thursday with the U.S. government not to use some of its Colorado River water rights in return for $150 million and funding for a pipeline project. The $233 million pact wit...
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