Tags Archives: Drought

Court Sends Massive Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Project Back to Feds

Via Center for Biological Diversity For Immediate Release, August 24, 2017 Contact: Marc Fink, (218) 464-0539, mfink@biologicaldiversity.org Court Sends Massive Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Project Back to Feds Federal Judge Requires Additional Environmental Analysis From BLM LAS VEGAS— A federal court judge today found that the Bureau of Land Management failed to show how it would compensate … Continue reading Court Sends Massive Nevada Groundwater Pipeline Project Back to Feds

Climate Change is Shrinking the Colorado River

Featured image: Lake Powell, photographed April 12, 2017. The white ‘bathtub ring’ at the cliff base indicates how much higher the lake reached at its peak, nearly 100 feet above the current level. Patti Weeks by Brad Udall, Colorado State University and Jonathan Overpeck, University of Arizona / The Conversation The nation’s two largest reservoirs, Lake Mead … Continue reading Climate Change is Shrinking the Colorado River

DEAD SEAS: Great Salt Lake faces ruin

Jeremy P. Jacobs, E&E reporter Greenwire: Monday, July 11, 2016 America’s iconic Great Salt Lake is rapidly shrinking due to drought, climate change and misguided water management schemes. Utah is considering another major water diversion project that would further deplete the lake’s inflows. Photo by Jeremy P. Jacobs. Article updated at 5:18 p.m. EDT. SALT … Continue reading DEAD SEAS: Great Salt Lake faces ruin

New Map shows US West Rangeland Health

Searchable BLM reports and satellite images for 20,000 grazing allotments By Tay Wiles / High Country News Featured image: The map includes blue-tinted areas that represent Greater sage grouse habitat, underneath the tens of thousands of tinted grazing allotments.  Image by High Country News. When the Bureau of Land Management ordered the removal of cattle from public rangeland … Continue reading New Map shows US West Rangeland Health

Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

By Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition             Whiskey’s for drinking, water’s for fighting over. —Mark Twain More than any other area of North America, the Southwest faces water shortages just as demands for water increase. These colliding forces are inevitable products of industrial civilization. Deep Green Resistance chapters across the Southwest recognize the imminent catastrophe. … Continue reading Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

By Deep Green Resistance Southwest Coalition             Whiskey’s for drinking, water’s for fighting over. —Mark Twain More than any other area of North America, the Southwest faces water shortages just as demands for water increase. These colliding forces are inevitable products of industrial civilization. Deep Green Resistance chapters across the Southwest recognize the imminent catastrophe. … Continue reading Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

            Whiskey’s for drinking, water’s for fighting over. —Mark Twain More than any other area of North America, the Southwest faces water shortages just as demands for water increase. These colliding forces are inevitable products of industrial civilization. Deep Green Resistance chapters across the Southwest recognize the imminent catastrophe. We view the protection of ground … Continue reading Water: Southwest Coalition Statement of Commitment and Call for Allies

Aspen trees in La Sals stricken with leaf blight

Editor’s note: Ongoing climate change and drought due to industrial civilization are having a cumulative negative effect on aspen trees of the intermountain west.  The world we live in is changing right before our eyes.   by Eric Trenbeath, Moab Sun News September 19, 2015 Golden quaking aspen leaves won’t be making an especially grand appearance … Continue reading Aspen trees in La Sals stricken with leaf blight

Cliff Mass, Scientific Lies, and the New Climate Deniers

Cliff Mass is a Professor in the Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Washington, and something of a regional weather celebrity. His popular blog is widely read for its accessible explanations of complex local weather events in the southern Salish Sea, and he has been an on-again off-again commentator on local Public Radio stations. … Continue reading Cliff Mass, Scientific Lies, and the New Climate Deniers

Colorado’s water plan: an end to mega projects?

Apparently, Colorado has a new water plan. Plans are good. This is cold comfort, though, given that the plan only addresses new ‘supply projects’.  We know the Colorado River is already 100% allocated (a tiny bit of industrial civilization insanity in and of itself); this article, from High Country News, projects an additional 5 million residents … Continue reading Colorado’s water plan: an end to mega projects?