June 10, 2013
by MoreRecycling
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Whitebark pine trees: Is their future at risk?

There’s trouble ahead for the whitebark pine, a mountain tree that’s integral to wildlife and water resources in the western United States and Canada. Over the last decade, some populations of whitebark pines have declined by more than 90 percent. But … Continue reading

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May 21, 2013
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Going green: U.S. equipped to grow serious amounts of pond scum for fuel

A new analysis shows that the nation’s land and water resources could likely support the growth of enough algae to produce up to 25 billion gallons of algae-based fuel a year in the United States, one-twelfth of the country’s yearly needs. For the best… Continue reading

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March 5, 2013
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Iowa meteorite crater confirmed: USGS airborne surveys back up previous Decorah research

Recent airborne geophysical surveys near Decorah, Iowa are providing an unprecedented look at a 470-million-year-old meteorite crater concealed beneath bedrock and sediments. The aerial surveys, a collaboration of the U.S. Geological Survey with the Io… Continue reading

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January 29, 2013
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New insights into managing our water resources

Understanding how our water catchments react to natural disturbances, may offer hydrologists greater insight into how to manage our water supplies. Key to this, is an understanding of the steady state and why water responds differently in different cir… Continue reading

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January 14, 2013
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Environmental impact of insecticides on water resources: Current methods of measurement and evaluation show shortcomings

Common practice for the monitoring of insecticides in water resources reveals shortcomings. Until now water samples have mostly been taken on fixed dates, for example once per month. However, insecticides enter water resources very irregularly and, eve… Continue reading

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April 18, 2012
by Steve Fleischli
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Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee To Hold Hearing on Sea Level Rise

Steve Fleischli, Senior Attorney, Washington, DC
Tomorrow’s Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee hearing on sea level rise provides a good opportunity for elected officials to hear firsthand about the risks to U.S. infr… Continue reading

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March 30, 2011
by Steve Fleischli
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Message to EPA: Time to Modernize America’s Power Plants — Cooling Systems Included

Steve Fleischli, Senior Attorney, Washington, DC Last night, EPA announced a 413-page proposed rule for cooling water intake structures at U.S. power plants.  However, instead of moving toward modernizing America’s power plants and protectin… Continue reading

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October 6, 2010
by Barry Nelson
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ESA Protections Increase Dry Year Water Supplies – No, Really!

Last week, the Department of Water Resources released its new State Water Project Delivery Reliability Report for 2009.  The report opens with the dire claims about Delta water supplies that we have heard so frequently from DWR and some water… Continue reading

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October 4, 2010
by Kate Poole
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Recipe For A Solid Bay Delta Conservation Plan

Where men build on false grounds, the more they build, the greater is the ruin.   -Hobbes, Leviathan
The Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) has received much attention lately.  This is a good thing.  We need a comprehensive, long-te… Continue reading

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