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Water Wars? Here in the US?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.01.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Water is serious business. As populations and economies grow, and as we increasingly reach "peak water" limits to local water resources, I believe that the risks of conflicts will increase, even here in the United States.

Colorado Environmental Film Festival Features Local Heroes Opens Thursday Feb. 21

Joshua Berman | Posted 04.21.2013 | Denver
Joshua Berman

More than 100 films were screened from around the state and the globe; 50 will be shown, with awards given in the following categories: Spirit of Activism, Best Feature, Best of Fest, Best Short, and Best Youth Film.

Building a Resilient Los Angeles

Lisa Novick | Posted 03.30.2013 | Los Angeles
Lisa Novick

For a resilient food supply, we need to keep our specialty farmers farming and we need to make it monetarily worth their while not to sell out. We need to replace abandoned acres of asphalt with small allotments and grow crops.

Tell Denver Water: Don't Kill the Fraser River

David Nickum | Posted 03.26.2013 | Denver
David Nickum

If Denver Water is to move forward with the Moffat expansion, they must take steps to ensure it is done in a way that won't destroy the Fraser River.

Still No Sign Of Colorado Woman Who Went Missing On River Trip

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.18.2013 | Denver

BY FELICIA FONSECA, ASSOCIATED PRESS FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- The mother of a Colorado woman reporting missing while on a private river trip at the Gran...

60-Year-Old Hunter Falls Through Ice On Colorado River

AP | Posted 01.16.2013 | Denver

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. -- A hunter who broke through ice on the Colorado River has been rescued after spending more than 30 ...

Grand Canyon Controversy Spotlighted By New Study

Posted 12.18.2012 | Science

By: Becky Oskin, OurAmazingPlanet Staff Writer Published: 12/18/2012 03:20 PM EST on OurAmazingPlanet Could the origins of the Grand Canyon lie in ...

Government Says Major U.S. River Basin In 'Troubling Trajectory'

AP | KEN RITTER | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green

LAS VEGAS — The federal government isn't going to tap the Missouri River to slake the thirst of a drought-parched Southwest, the government's to...

Diverting the Missouri River to the West: 'Can' Does Not Mean 'Should'

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Terraforming is not science fiction but reality: humans are remaking the surface of our planet. We are altering the composition of the planet's atmosphere and fundamentally changing the entire global climate.

New York City Meets the Colorado River at Qatar Climate Talks?

Gary Wockner | Posted 02.06.2013 | Green
Gary Wockner

America is known as a disparate country -- wide-ranging and divided. But climate change is connecting us, east and west, and through Hurricane Sandy's deluge and the Colorado River's drought.

Skeptics Pounce On New Grand Canyon Study

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 11.30.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES -- The awe-inspiring Grand Canyon was probably carved about 70 million years ago, much earlier than thought, a provocative new study sugge...

U.S. And Mexico Sign A Pact To Share The Colorado River

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 11.21.2012 | Green

CORONADO, Calif. -- The United States and Mexico on Tuesday signed a pact for new rules on sharing water from the Colorado River, capping a five-year ...

An Historic Step Toward Saving the Colorado River and Delta

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 01.20.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

The Colorado River basin supplies drinking water to more than 35 million people in the United States and Mexico and irrigates more than 3.3 million acres in the two countries.

Fracking Along the Colorado River: A Report From a Kayak

Zachary Podmore | Posted 01.06.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

Fracking, like any truly controversial topic, has developed the tendency to repel stable facts with magnetic force. Finding reputable information is not easy. There is one thing that's agreed upon, however: Fracking is a 100 percent consumptive use.

Do Healthy Rivers Make a Stronger Economy? River Recreation, Part II

Zachary Podmore | Posted 12.12.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

Recreation is one of the few uses of water that doesn't require pumping water out of our rivers. Instead, it encourages making our rivers as accessible, clean, and as naturally beautiful as possible.

Big Gore Canyon: Colorado River Recreation, Part I

Zachary Podmore | Posted 12.04.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

In the morning, we slide our kayaks into the Colorado River and paddle towards the rapids of Gore Canyon. The surface of river, slowly meandering its way through flat ranch lands near the town of Kremmling, is alive in the early light.

The Hole in the Colorado River

Zachary Podmore | Posted 10.15.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

It's about one week into our kayak journey down the Colorado River, and we're walking along a highway. Record heat, record drought, and the river we're supposed to be following is nowhere in sight.

LOOK: Obama To Be Greeted In Colo. By BIG Message

Posted 08.08.2012 | Denver

When President Barack Obama flies to Grand Junction, Colo. on Thursday a regional conservation group is hoping to deliver a big message to the preside...

Why You Should Question Your Continental Divide

Zachary Podmore | Posted 09.09.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

On our kayak expedition, we had trouble identifying the source. In theory, it should be easy. To kayak source to sea, you find the river's start and follow it until it ends. On the upper Colorado, however, matters quickly become more complicated.

Lake Powell to Lake Powell: The Journey Down the Colorado Begins

Zachary Podmore | Posted 08.26.2012 | Denver
Zachary Podmore

As we take our first steps towards the sea in a landscape almost as wild as it was in J.W. Powell's day, the thrill of the journey ahead, the thin mountain air and the landscape all leave me exhilarated.

US Reviews Ideas For Boosting West's Dwindling Water Supply

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 04.11.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Demand for water in a river basin that serves more than 36 million people in the West and Mexico is expected to overwhelm supply in the next...

Tales Of Hardship From California's Final Frontier

AP | ELLIOT SPAGAT | Posted 04.02.2012 | Los Angeles

CALEXICO, Calif. -- The day begins at 1:40 a.m. for Maria Guadalupe Pimentel when her husband knocks on their bedroom door, less than four hours after...

Robert Redford Documentary Raises Awareness For 'A New Water Ethic'

Reuters | Posted 05.26.2012 | Green

* "Watershed" documentary aims to stoke social awareness * Colorado River exemplifies water issues worldwide * Redford, ...

Will Fracking Destroy Colorado's Rivers?

Gary Wockner | Posted 05.19.2012 | Denver
Gary Wockner

Some people say that fracking may be a small drop in the bucket of Colorado's overall water supplies, but if these water projects go forward, fracking would certainly contribute to being the last drop in the bucket of Colorado's rivers.

The End of a River? A Source-to-Sea Journey Down the Colorado River

Zachary Podmore | Posted 04.29.2012 | Green
Zachary Podmore

From ranches in Wyoming, to supermarkets in New York, to showers in Los Angeles, the Colorado River enriches the lives of millions of people -- but at the expense of the living river.