Monthly Archives: November 2015

Using aquifers for water storage

Will aquifers be used more frequently for water storage as temperatures rise, accelerating evaporative loss from above-ground reservoirs? Continue reading

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Ski town newspaper scoffs at Clean Power Plan

Steamboat Springs is an island in a sea of coal mining in northwest Colorado, and it is singing the coal industry tune when it comes to the EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Continue reading

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Rising temperatures, receding Colorado River reservoirs

Declining reservoir levels in the Colorado River Basin have been blamed on drought since 2000, but water researcher Doug Kenney argues that it’s only third in the list of suspects, behind rising temperatures and growing populations. Continue reading

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Rural Nebraska, Keystone, and the Paris climate talks

How conservative grassroots Nebraska towns combined with big-green groups to block the Keystone XL pipeline, giving the U.S. street credibility at the Paris climate talks. Continue reading

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