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Posted by on in Water Conservation
  REUTERS/Danny Moloshok A broken water main spilled 20 million gallons of water onto the streets near the University of California, Los Angeles, Tuesday. To put that into perspective, here are some other things the water could have been used for:   20 million gallo...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Data from NASA satellites can greatly improve predictions of how likely a river basin is to overflow months before it does, according to new findings by UC Irvine. The use of such data, which capture a much fuller picture of how water is accumulating, could result in earlier flood warnings, potentia...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
As most of you know already, England’s dramatic sequence of winter storms since December has resulted in its worst winter on record.  England’s records go back 248 years.  (Al Jazeera is reporting 300 years).  Who knows if such a series of storms has ever occurred since the climate st...
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Posted by on in General Environment
Now that the U.S government has officially shut down, Colorado will be providing the funding the National Guard members who continue to aid in flood relief efforts across the state, Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) announced Tuesday. "The state is going to pay the costs," Hickenlooper said in a Tues...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
The Boulder, Colo. area is reeling after being inundated by record rainfall, with more than half a year’s worth of rain falling over the past three days. During those three days, 24-hour rainfall totals of between 8 and 10 inches across much of the Boulder area were enough to qualify this storm...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
I live in Denver, Colorado, and for the past few days, we've had nothing but rain. Three months of rain in 48 hours, to be exact. The surge of water has caused rivers and streams to overflow their banks, drowning Boulder, Loveland, Longmont, Estes Park and many other towns along the Front Range unde...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
Massive flooding has made the streets of Boulder impassable and destroyed multiple homes in Boulder County, according to Officer of Emergency Management officials. One person was killed in Jamestown when a structure collapsed because of the flooding, the OEM said. The National Weather Service has ...
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Posted by on in Wildlife Conservation
Magsaysay awardee Chandi Prasad Bhatt is a noted environmentalist and a pioneer of the tree-saving Chipko Andolan in Uttarakhand. Speaking with Swati Mathur, Bhatt discussed the build-up to the region's devastating floods, aerial surveys versus ground reality - and how sustainable dev...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  In the past year, the world has seen a large number of extreme weather events, from the Russian heat wave last summer, to the severe flooding in Pakistan, to the recent tornadoes in the U.S. In a Yale Environment 360forum, a panel of experts weighs in on whether the wild weather may be ...
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