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Posts Tagged ‘water supply’

BillMoyers.com | Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War

BillMoyers.com | Drought Helped Spark Syria’s Civil War

Thousands of Syrian Muslims pray for rain at the Grand Umayyad Mosque in central Damascus in 2006. (AP Photo Bassem Tellawi). Climate change is already hurting the world’s most vulnerable populations. Those who live in areas hit hard by [...]

Water, Fracking, and a Dry State Quenching Its Thirst

Water, Fracking, and a Dry State Quenching Its Thirst

If you listen closely, you can hear a collective sigh of relief come across Colorado, as spring rain and snow continue their welcomed deluge on a parched, water-scarce state. Brush-clearers are taking a break from trimming, their fear of summer [...]

NYTimes.com | Struggle for Water in Colorado With Rise in Fracking

NYTimes.com | Struggle for Water in Colorado With Rise in Fracking

Bob Bellis filled his tanker at a hydrant in Greeley, Colo., in August to supply a drilling site. (Matthew Staver for The New York Times) "A new race for water is rippling through the drought-scorched heartland, pitting farmers against oil and [...]

No Explosions at Fracking Forum

No Explosions at Fracking Forum

photo and graphic courtesy Mike Chiropolos At a PLAN-Boulder County forum on the evening of November 19, a panel discussion of hydraulic fracturing of oil shale to produce natural gas (and sometimes oil), commonly known as “fracking,” [...]

The Colorado Independent | Snow drought forces Colorado to face frightening new climate-change reality

The Colorado Independent | Snow drought forces Colorado to face frightening new climate-change reality

Just a year after record snowfall throughout much of the Rocky Mountain West, the region is locked in a snow drought not seen since Jimmy Carter surrendered the White House to Ronald Reagan in the early 1980s. “We have had some very unusual [...]

eenews.net | Colo. utility seeks mega-reservoir to meet growing demand on Rockies’ eastern slope

eenews.net | Colo. utility seeks mega-reservoir to meet growing demand on Rockies’ eastern slope

A hotly contested Colorado water project is one step closer to construction after the Bureau of Reclamation released its final environmental impact statement on the project last week. But proposed environmental remediation measures "fall short," [...]

The Colorado Independent | New city of Boulder, NOAA study ties climate science to drought, water shortages

The Colorado Independent | New city of Boulder, NOAA study ties climate science to drought, water shortages

Colorado’s future looks extremely hot and dry if current climate trends continue, and the city of Boulder is being proactive in planning for more drought conditions, less water and a relatively crispy climate outlook all along the state’s Front [...]

Rethink Colorado’s Water Strategy: Speak Out Tonight

Rethink Colorado’s Water Strategy: Speak Out Tonight

On Thursday, July 21, 2011 at 7:00pm, Colorado State Senator Jeanne Nicholson and State Representative Claire Levy will host a Public Town Hall meeting to discuss the expansion of Gross Dam, located just off of Flagstaff Road in Boulder County, [...]

Boulder’s Water Supply under Climate Change

Boulder’s Water Supply under Climate Change

Climate change may not significantly affect total precipitation in the City of Boulder’s watershed, but it will cause warmer temperatures in our area, earlier spring run-off, increased variability of supply, and drier summers two local experts [...]