Tag: colorado river

Overcoming the Water Wars

Written by | April 25th, 2014

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A model for cooperation in the Colorado River Basin has the potential to transform the nature of the water problem in the Western U.S. — while also transforming nature itself.

Colorado River: Hope for the Hopeless?

Written by | March 27th, 2014

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When Taylor Hawes first became director of the Conservancy’s Colorado River Program, people told her she was crazy. But is the Colorado River really a lost cause? As water flows today, Hawes sees hope for the hopeless.

The Green Buzz: Wednesday, April 17

Written by | April 17th, 2013

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Endangered is the key word in today’s Green Buzz.

  1. Three years after the worst oil spill in American history, where are BP’s oiled animals? (MNN)
  2. Endangered clean meat? More than half of supermarket meat tested positive for superbugs. (New York Times)
  3. Lionfish are gobbling up native fish and corals in the Gulf, like a “living oil spill.” (NPR)
  4. No surprise here: America’s most controlled and plumbed river is also its most endangered. (Huffington Post)
  5. Lead poisoning: The rare California Condors are ingesting lead bullets and dying. (BBC News)

Drought Calls for Watering Restrictions in the Western U.S.

Written by | April 10th, 2013

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New watering restrictions in Fort Collins, Colorado are a stark reminder that it’s up to us to chart a smarter course toward meeting the future needs of our thirsty cities.

Nature Photo of the Week: Horseshoe Bend

Written by | February 28th, 2013

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Isn’t Mother Nature spectacular? Our Nature Photo of the Week was photographed at Horseshoe Bend, Arizona.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, December 17

Written by | December 17th, 2012

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Already in a Holidays Daze? We’ve got you covered in a green way.

  1. Just in time for the holidays, “Trashed” delves into the less festive side of consumerism and waste. (Green)
  2. So…here are some tips for creating less waste during the holidays. (MNN)
  3. And tips to save energy during the holidays! (Huffington Post)
  4. Add another item on the list of things in peril because of climate change: The entire American West. (Grist)
  5. NASA’s newly published photos of the Earth at night are eye-opening – check ‘em out! (Treehugger)

New Urgency and Hope for the Colorado River

Written by | December 12th, 2012

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A new study on the Colorado River Basin — the West’s most iconic river — could be a roadmap for how we can protect this freshwater ecosystem and still use its precious water.

An Energy Diet: Cut Back on Water, Pay More Attention to Fish

Written by | November 22nd, 2012

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Do you know how much water it takes to turn on your lights? Or how many fish are imperiled when you power up your computer? A new study takes stock of how our energy choices impact water and fish.

The River: Chasing a Drop Down the Colorado

Written by | July 31st, 2012

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From a bird’s eye vantage point, photographer Peter McBride explores every nook of the Colorado River in the hope of offering some human perspective and awareness to a complicated issue.

Cool Green Morning: Monday, June 20

Written by | June 20th, 2011

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Comeback stories are a great way to start your Monday!

  1. Yum, cicada ice cream! Could bugs be a tasty new food source? (Treehugger)
  2. Texas drought sparks more than just thirst in the battle over water use on the Colorado River. (Green)
  3. The Arabian oryx gets an upgrade and makes history in the process. (Extinction Countdown)
  4. The Hawaiian moorhen, coot and stilt are making comebacks, too. (Conservation Journal Watch)
  5. Here’s a great question: if marine protected areas can help our oceans recover, why are there so few of them? (YaleE360)
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