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Report: Colorado Water Supply Doomed By 2050

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

By 2050, fast-growing Colorado will need as much as 1 million acre-feet more water than it uses now, and it will have difficulty meeting the new deman...

Green News Report: January 20, 2011 (Audio)

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

TWITTER: @GreenNewsReport. The 'GNR' is also now available on your cell phone via Stitcher Radio's mobile app!. IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Fox "News...

Lake Mead Water Level Reaches Alarming Threshold

The New York Times | Felicity Barringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. -- A once-unthinkable day is looming on the Colorado River...

Taking on Karl Rove

Mark Ruffalo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Ruffalo

2010-11-01-frackingflame.jpg Congressman Maurice Hinchey is right to ask questions of gas companies that want to begin using hydraulic fracturing to extract natural gas from deep underground.

Global Warming, Drought and the Grim Reaper

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Welcome to a drier world. And it's not just the southern half of the U.S. that's feeling the bite.

Soaring Hoover Dam Bypass Bridge Finally Complete

AP | OSKAR GARCIA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

BOULDER CITY, Nev. (Associated Press) — A soaring bridge that will let drivers bypass Hoover Dam – and steer clear of its security checkpo...

The Business of Water, the Business of Trash

Jennifer Schwab | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Jennifer Schwab

CNBC has created two environmentally relevant docu-reports covering the worldwide water shortage and trash/landfill problems that are so good you won't mind missing everything else.

Global Warming: Bees and Flowers

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

When complex biological systems begin to unravel, as in the case of the dying honeybees, there is rarely one cause or smoking gun. Rather, it's usually a combination of factors acting in concert. In the bees' world, there are many problems.

Has the U.S. Passed the Point of Peak Water?

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

There is strong evidence that the United States may have already passed the points of peak water, including peak renewable, nonrenewable, and ecological water, in many watersheds, especially (but not exclusively) in the more arid West.

Colorado River Water Consumption Now Exceeds Annual Supply

The Denver Post | Bruce Finley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado River water consumed yearly for agriculture and by the 30 million Westerners who rely on it now exceeds the total annual flow. A growing a...

Western Slope Furious Over Water Study That Shows Front Range With Greater Economic Value

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | Gary Harmon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

An economic study that said the Front Range generates 18 times the economic value that the Western Slope does from an acre-foot of water was called "i...

Study: Tamarisk, Saltcedar, Russian Olive Removal May Not Save River Water

The Durango Telegraph | Will Sands | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The "vampire of Western watersheds" may be more bark than bite. New findings indicate tamarisk -- the poster child for weeds in the West -- is not as ...

Colorado Snowpack Runoff Will Be Low Despite Recent Storms: Hydrologists

Glenwood Springs Post Independent | John Gardner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colorado -- The spring runoff season is an exciting time for hydrologists. "This is our favorite time of year," said Bryon Lawren...

Water: The Circle Game or Up the Down Staircase

Bill Chameides | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Bill Chameides

Crossposted with've all heard about peak oil, but is there such a thing as peak water? The concept of peak production in a res...

Global Warming: Study Says Hotter, Drier Summers In Colorado

The Watch Newspapers | Allen Best | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

WESTERN SAN JUANS -- A new $1 million study suggests snowier and rainier winters in the northern mountains and drier ones in the southern mountains by...

Colorado River Water Will Vary With Climate Scenarios; Water For Development Could Run Out By 2040: Study

Grand Junction Daily Sentinel | GARY HARMON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

The Colorado River probably still has water that could be used for development in Colorado, but how much remains unknown, according to a new study of ...

Colorado River May Supply Front Range With Water From Wyoming

AP | BEN NEARY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Representatives of some of the Colorado municipalities and irrigation districts interested in drawing water from a proposed pip...

'Water' by Steven Solomon: Southwest Water Fashions for a New Decade

William J. Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William J. Kelly

From the increasing use of Astroturf on high school fields to no flush urinals in restaurants and stores, Southwesterners are grappling with how to meet the water challenge.

Colorado Snowpack Deficiencies Could Lead To Severe Droughts In Summer

Aspen Times | John Colson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

GLENWOOD SPRINGS - A Colorado River expert is warning that there may be serious water shortages here and further west next summer, if the Colorado hig...

Colorado River Rules Being Reconsidered By CU Lawyers

Big Green Boulder | Laura Snider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

How do you solve a problem that nearly everyone knows exists, but no one will talk about? Or at least no one with any political power will talk about?...

Ken Salazar To Release Water Into Grand Canyon

Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Interior secretary Ken Salazar is calling for the Colorado River to be flooded in order protect habitats and archeological sites in the grand canyon. ...

Colorado River Deal Overturned By California Judge, Unraveling Water Arrangement Between Western States

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — A judge invalidated a landmark pact Thursday intended to curtail Southern California's overuse of water from the Colorado R...

Colorado River Water Act Tentatively Invalidated By California Judge

7 News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

SAN DIEGO -- A California judge on Thursday tentatively invalidated a landmark pact to curtail the state's overuse of water and allow other Western st...

Colorado Water Use Explodes On The Western Slope

The Denver Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Colorado Front Range residents are using less water, but some parts of the Western Slope have seen per capita water use explode in the past decade, ac...

Nuclear Power In Colorado: Does The State Have Enough Water To Support Nuclear Plants?

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Some water experts warn the upper Colorado River is an endangered species if current residential growth patterns and water consumption patterns contin...