From The Los Angeles Times (Sammy Roth): If, like me, you live in Los Angeles — or Denver, Las Vegas, Phoenix or Salt Lake City — you drink water from the Colorado River. You probably eat vegetables grown with Colorado River water, and maybe you eat beef fed on alfalfa grown with Colorado River water. […]

via A long-simmering water battle comes to a boil in Southern California — The Los Angeles Times #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification — Coyote Gulch

When we think of pollution, we often think of it as a visible problem. The term usually conjures up images of rubbish dumps and oil slicks. Most forms of pollution are invisible to the human eye and come in a variety of different forms. This week, we thought we’d look at the seven major forms […]

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From The Mountain Mail (Cody Olivas): The Southeastern Colorado Water Conservancy District and U.S. Bureau of Reclamation recently adopted a project management plan that will guide construction of the Arkansas Valley Conduit… Terry Scanga, general manager of the Upper Arkansas Water Conservancy District, said he didn’t see the AVC having much impact on Salidans and […]

via Arkansas Valley Conduit will provide fresh water to towns of Southeastern #Colorado — The Mountain Mail — Coyote Gulch

From Westword (Chase Woodruff): Environmental activists got an unwelcome gift from the federal government on the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of Earth Day, when officials with the Environmental Protection Agency revoked clean-water protections for thousands of streams across Colorado. Now advocates and state officials are taking President Donald Trump’s administration to court. One of […]

via #Colorado Activists Cry Foul Over @POTUS’s #CleanWaterAct Rollback — Westword #WOTUS #DirtyWaterRule — Coyote Gulch

New report uses flood mapping to identify areas in urgent need of protection from climate change and sinking land as population and development grow By 2030, coastal and river flooding is forecasted to affect 15 million people worldwide, according to a report by World Resources Institute. Photo: Wade Austin Ellis Without major investments in flood […]

via There will be floods: risk could double for world’s coastal and river communities by 2030 — County Sustainability Group

Here’s the release from Colorado State University (Mary Guiden): For decades, scientists have thought that changes in snowmelt due to climate change could negatively impact agriculture. Now, a new study reveals the risks to agriculture around the world from changes in snowmelt, finding that farmers in parts of the western United States who rely on […]

via Changes in snowmelt threaten farmers in western U.S. — @ColoradoStateU #snowpack #runoff #ColoradoRiver #COriver #aridification #ActOnClimate — Coyote Gulch

The Washington Post reports The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected the Trump administration’s reading of a key part of the Clean Water Act as creating an “obvious loophole” in its enforcement, and gave a partial win to environmentalists in a case from Hawaii. The court ruled 6 to 3 that a wastewater treatment plant in Hawaii could […]

via Supreme Court rejects Trump administration’s view on key aspect of Clean Water Act  — Natural History Wanderings