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WaterSMART News

September 25, 2014: WASHINGTON -- A new report released today by the Department of the Interior's Deputy Secretary Michael L. Connor finds that projected changes in temperature and precipitation, combined with a growing population, will have significant impacts on...
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September 23, 2014: MADISON, Wis. -- On the heels of recent interest and concern about climate change issues, University of Wisconsin-Extension specialist David S. Liebl reminds people that they can learn more through a variety of Wisconsin-based educational...
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September 19, 2014: TEMPE, Ariz.-- Arizona State University President Michael M. Crow and Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) President Luis Alberto Moreno met in Washington, D.C., to solidify, in a memorandum of understanding, a water resources-focused...
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September 19, 2014: OAKLAND, Calif. -- On islands, imported plants and animals can spell ecological disaster. The Aleutians, the Galapagos, the Falklands, Hawaii, and countless other archipelagoes have seen species such as goats and brown tree snakes, exotic...
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September 16, 2014: WASHINGTON -- Fish and Wildlife Service issues Grants Notice to provide financial support for community education relevant to increasing climate change resiliency in the Great Lakes. . Estimated total program funding is $60,000. The funding...
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September 15, 2014: MENOMONIE, Wis. -- Students from around the country who participated in the summer LAKES research project at UW-Stout have returned home, but their voices on the topic of improving water quality in the Red Cedar River watershed still are being...
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September 13, 2014: WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Reclamation, in partnership with University Corporation for Atmospheric Research's COMET Program, has released three video interviews with Frank Leitz, Senior Chemical Engineer at the Bureau of Reclamation. Leitz...
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September 12, 2014: NAPA, Calif. -- The current statewide drought emergency has spurred local water savings. Despite significant earthquake-related leaks, Napa still experienced its lowest July and August water consumption in twenty years. To help continue this...
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September 11, 2014: STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Long Island Sound Study, a partnership of federal, state, and local government agencies, as well as nonprofit and community groups and businesses, today released a new updated Comprehensive Conservation and Management...
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September 9, 2014: LINCOLN, Neb. -- Climate change and increasing food production demands both influence groundwater quality. To better understand the links between climate, agriculture and groundwater, University of Nebraska-Lincoln researchers will investigate...
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September 9, 2014: JOURDANTON, -- A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related to the Atascosa and Frio rivers will be held from 1-5 p.m. Oct.14 at the Jourdanton Public Library, 1101 Campbell Ave. in Jourdanton. The training is free...
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September 8, 2014: MERCED, Calif., Sept. 8 -- As the climate warms, sources of the water so critical to life everywhere on Earth are drying up. By the end of this century, communities dependent on freshwater from mountain-fed rivers could see significantly...
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September 8, 2014: RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- California is enduring the worst drought in its history, a crisis that is having a devastating impact on the state's water resources and on its economy. Celeste Cantu, general manager of Santa Ana Watershed Project...
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September 8, 2014: HANKAMER, Texas -- The Texas Water Resources Institute's Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Sept. 24 in Anahuac/Hankamer for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in...
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September 8, 2014: RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Students, staff and faculty at the University of California, Riverside are invited to join members of the community in helping to beautify our environment by participating in the annual Santa Ana River Cleanup Day on...
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September 6, 2014: TEMPE, Ariz.-- Home to more than 300 members and bridging nearly every discipline, the Sustainability Scientists and Scholars program at ASU's Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability is focused on finding solutions to the most...
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September 3, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation will host three public meetings to present information and receive comments on the proposed revision to the Standard Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans. Reclamation developed the...
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September 3, 2014: MERCED, Calif. -- Freshwater runoff from the Sierra Nevada may decrease by as much as one-quarter by 2100 due to climate warming on the high slopes, according to scientists at UC Irvine and UC Merced. Accelerated plant growth at higher...
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August 29, 2014: BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Science, Education, and Outreach Roadmap for Natural Resources, written by university scientists, including several from Virginia Tech, calls for an integrated approach to natural resources education, research, and...
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August 21, 2014: LIVERMORE, Calif. -- High performance computing (HPC) will be used to develop and apply the most complete climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues. Eight national laboratories,...
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August 21, 2014: WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that $496,337 in WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program funding will be made available for six groups to establish or expand a watershed group. Those...
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August 21, 2014: ...Colorado. The member parties of the compact all rely on Landsat data to offer consistency and transparency in measurements taken across the multi-state area and to provide cost savings compared to other measurement and monitoring approaches....
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August 20, 2014: BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Two Virginia Tech researchers have received a $1.4 million grant to investigate the genetic regulatory networks that will allow an important bioenergy crop to be bred so it will grow in less than ideal soils and climate. ...
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August 19, 2014: ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Water Center has been awarded a five-year, $20 million cooperative-agreement contract to join the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration in overseeing research at a nationwide network of...
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August 18, 2014: BOULDER, Colo. -- The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) has awarded $907,280 for 10 watershed restoration projects in Boulder County. The funds will be used to begin long-term creek recovery projects identified after the 2013 Flood. ...
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August 16, 2014: RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund recently awarded nearly $2.3 million to help communities across the state protect farmland and promote agricultural enterprises. These grant...
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August 15, 2014: PALATKA, Fla. -- Seven farms in northeast Florida's Tri-County Agricultural Area (TCAA) will share $639,220 in state funds to implement projects that will contribute to improving the health of the St. Johns River. The St. Johns River Water...
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August 13, 2014: KINGSTON, R.I. -- A long shower in Jordan is a luxury. The arid country's water shortage means that water flows to most homes just once a week, twice in a good week. For residents without stored water or money to buy bottled water, baths,...
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August 12, 2014: ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Climate change is having a direct negative effect on the Great Lakes, including impacts to recreational value, drinking water potential, and becoming more suited to invasive species and infectious pathogens, according to a...
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August 11, 2014: WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that nine research projects and pilot studies will receive $1.4 million to address desalination and water purification needs. Reclamation's Desalination and Water...
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August 11, 2014: COLLEGE STATION -- A Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service official has announced the release of "Riparian Restoration on Farms and Ranches in Texas," which is now available. The new publication, which has been given the identification...
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August 11, 2014: MODESTO, Calif. On July 16, 2014 the State Water Resource Control Board approved an emergency regulation to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or other...
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August 11, 2014: WESLACO, Texas -- South Texas farmers, crop consultants, technicians and anybody involved in crop irrigation are invited to a workshop to help brainstorm ideas on how to generate incentives for water conservation, according to experts at the...
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August 9, 2014: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S. Forest Service will award more than $14 million in funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to seven Forest Legacy Program projects aimed at...
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August 1, 2014: BOULDER, Colo. -- Boulder County has updated the online floodplain map to include the interim floodplain map created by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) after the 2013 Flood. To view a specific property's location in relation to the...
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July 31, 2014: WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that six applied science projects will receive $448,400 to deliver new capabilities for the Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. These...
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July 30, 2014: AMHERST, Mass. -- The National Science Foundation (NSF) recently announced three-year, $162,770 collaborative research awards each to polymer chemist Todd Emrick at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and chemical engineer Benny Freeman at...
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July 28, 2014: ...with a watershed that includes mountainous to prairie topography in all or parts of 10 states and small parts of Alberta and Saskatchewan in Canada. “The Missouri River and its tributaries are valuable for agriculture, energy,...
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July 26, 2014: REFUGIO -- Anyone interested in private water well management in the Copano Bay watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 20 in Refugio. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:30...
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July 25, 2014: WASHINGTON -- As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan to reduce carbon pollution while better preparing the nation for the impacts of climate, like longer, hotter and drier wildfire seasons, Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael...
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July 25, 2014: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Responding to the impact that a growing population and changing land use have had on the Chesapeake and Delaware Bays over the past 60 years is the focus of a research project led by Penn State and supported by a $1.4...
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July 24, 2014: ROBSTOWN, Texas -- Anyone interested in private water well management in the Nueces River watershed is invited to a Texas Well Owner Network training Aug. 19 in Robstown. The training, which is free and open to the public, will be from 8:30...
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July 21, 2014: SEGUIN, Texas -- The "Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners" program will be held from 10 a.m.-noon Aug. 12 at the Guadalupe-Blanco River Authority's River Annex, 905 Nolan St. in Seguin, said program coordinators. The training is free and...
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July 17, 2014: The U.S. Geological Survey joins its many partners in other federal agencies, at universities, and in state and local governments in recognizing the importance of the Water Resources Research Act (WRRA) of 1964.
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July 9, 2014: LOS ANGELES -- With Californians looking for ways to adapt to what experts predict will be a years-long - perhaps decades-long - drought, water researchers from UCLA and elsewhere are helping the region understand the issues, history and...
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July 4, 2014: HONOLULU -- The Geography Department in the College of Social Sciences at the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa) has launched a new, interactive water resource management website on evapotranspiration that, when added to the existing...
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July 3, 2014: WASHINGTON -- A new report authored by the National Park Service confirms that climate change is happening in America's national parks, and in some cases in rapid and concerning ways. These changes will have implications for what visitors see...
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July 3, 2014: SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas Water Resources Institute's Texas Watershed Planning Program is hosting two training programs for water and natural resources professionals July 21-22 in San Antonio. Both training programs will be held at the San...
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July 2, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation will host an all-day workshop with the Truckee Basin Study Technical Advisory Group on Monday, July 14. This is the third technical workshop for the study. It will focus on characterizing a range...
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June 27, 2014: TEMPE, Ariz. -- Soil moisture measurements are needed to improve our understanding of water availability in rural and urban areas. Adam Schreiner-McGraw, an Arizona State University graduate student studying hydrology, has installed a new type...
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June 26, 2014: WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Acting Commissioner Lowell Pimley announced that Reclamation will provide $1.29 million to nine projects for Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies. These nine projects are located in...
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June 26, 2014: ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Intense rainstorms, floods and heat waves will become more common in the Great Lakes region due to climate change in the coming decades, and ice-cover declines will lengthen the commercial navigation season on the lakes,...
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June 24, 2014: LA JOLLA, Calif. -- The passageway that links the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean is acting differently because of climate change and now its new behavior could in turn affect climate in both ocean basins in new ways. Researchers led by...
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June 20, 2014: WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) released a new report that frames an integrated challenge and opportunity space around the water-energy nexus for DOE and its partners and lays the foundation for future efforts. Present day...
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June 19, 2014: NARRAGANSETT, R.I. -- Researchers at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate School of Oceanography are among several Rhode Island groups awarded federal funds for projects to make the state more resilient to flooding and erosion caused by...
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June 19, 2014: SUGAR LAND, Texas, June 19 -- Meeting the Challenge of Regional and State Water Issues is the theme for the Irrigators Symposium July 25 at Constellation Field in Sugar Land. The event will be from 8 a.m.-3 p.m. and include a light...
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June 18, 2014: BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Anglers in North Carolina and Virginia who are looking for privacy at good fishing spots should head for the mountains, according to a Virginia Tech study of the capacity, quality, and demand of freshwater recreational...
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June 12, 2014: BEND, Ore.-- The Department of the Interior announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation will make $1.8 million available for comprehensive water studies addressing climate change options to three western river basins, including the Upper...
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June 9, 2014: Interior Announces Nearly $20 Million in WaterSMART Funding for Water and Energy Efficiency Projects and River Basin Studies at Western Governors’ Annual Meeting Funding will help communities in West define options for meeting future water...
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June 9, 2014: COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Addressing the Western Governors' Association today, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced that the Bureau of Reclamation will make $17.8 million in water and energy efficiency grants available to 36...
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June 3, 2014: COLLEGE STATION -- After a long dry period, many parts of the state have finally received some badly needed rain, and those with rainwater harvesting systems have been reaping the rewards of this belated gift from Mother Nature, said Texas...
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June 1, 2014: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The hardwood forests of the central Appalachians are a bastion of biodiversity, providing protective habitat for some 6,000 species of plants and animals. They support a $5 billion forest products industry in...
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May 31, 2014: Released: 5/25/2014 12:00:00 PM U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Office of Communications and Publishing 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119 Reston, VA 20192 Suzanna Soileau BOZEMAN, Mont. – Scientists have discovere
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May 26, 2014: RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. -- Community members are invited to take a survey to determine what the City of Rancho Cordova's role should be in promoting water conservation. The surveys are available at www.engagedranchocordova.org or at City...
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May 26, 2014: Broward County, Fla. -- County and city officials from Southeast Florida welcomed the release of the Third National Climate Assessment (NCA) by the federal government earlier this month, noting the report's comprehensive assessment of the...
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May 25, 2014: Released: 5/25/2014 12:00:00 PM U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Office of Communications and Publishing 12201 Sunrise Valley Dr, MS 119 Reston, VA 20192 Suzanna Soileau BOZEMAN, Mont. – Scientists have discovere
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May 25, 2014: Categories: Biology and Ecosystems, Featured A Cascades frog perched on moss. Frogs and salamanders in the mountains of the American West are in a bind — predatory trout, introduced for fishing, eat their young in many larger lakes and...
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May 18, 2014: PALATKA, Fla. -- The St. Johns River Water Management District today launched a new page on its website (floridaswater.com/lbwqnews) that will provide regular updates on water quality in the Lower St. Johns River Basin in northeast Florida,...
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May 17, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The first update to the Scoping Plan, the state's comprehensive climate action plan, affirms that California is on track to meet the goals of AB 32, the pioneering climate change legislation designed to reduce greenhouse...
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May 16, 2014: MOSCOW, Idaho -- Drones, satellite mapping and other high technology will be featured during the Precision Agriculture Technology Demonstration Day at the University of Idaho's Parker Farm a mile east of Moscow June 5. Sponsored by the...
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May 15, 2014: WASHINGTON – As part of the Obama Administration's continued effort to bring relief to California communities suffering from the historic drought, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation will...
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May 15, 2014: A Cascades frog perched on moss. Frogs and salamanders in the mountains of the American West are in a bind — predatory trout, introduced for fishing, eat their young in many larger lakes and ponds while climate change threatens to dry up the...
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May 12, 2014: SEGUIN -- A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop is planned for June 5 at the Texas Agricultural Education and Heritage Center, also known as the Big Red Barn, 390 Cordova Road, Seguin. The Lone Star Healthy Streams program aims to educate...
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May 11, 2014: DALLAS -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas has received statewide recognition for developing the first WaterSense labeled demonstration home in Texas. The home is located on the grounds of the center, 17360...
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May 10, 2014: SANTA FE, N.M. -- The City of Santa Fe proudly announces that water customers in Santa Fe are water-wise and doing a great job preserving our most precious resource, our water. The City reported to the Office of the State Engineer that water...
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May 9, 2014: WASHINGTON -- "Science, accumulated and reviewed over decades, tells us that our planet is changing in ways that will have profound impacts on all of humankind...those who are already feeling the effects of climate change don't have time to...
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May 8, 2014: DURHAM, N.C., May 6 -- Mayor William V. "Bill" Bell and the Durham City Council recognized 11 student-artists from six local schools at the May 5th City Council meeting for their winning interpretations in the City's 2014 Water Conservation...
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May 8, 2014: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack made the following statement today on the National Climate Assessment and Obama Administration efforts on climate change: "The National Climate Assessment confirms that climate change is...
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May 8, 2014: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A team of Purdue University researchers is studying how cover crops and controlled drainage of water might help agriculture become more resilient to the stresses of variable weather and climate as farmers adapt to...
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May 7, 2014: WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation's Cooperative Watershed Management Program is accepting applications from entities seeking to establish or expand watershed management groups. The funding opportunity announcement is available at...
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May 7, 2014: TEMPE, Ariz. -- How will global changes increase the need for better water management in the coming years? Ben Warner, who will receive his doctorate in sustainability from the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University, investigated...
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May 6, 2014: SAN ANGELO, Texas -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct the Texas Water Star Conference from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. June 6 at the Tom Green County 4-H Building, 3168 N. U.S. Highway 67, San Angelo. The conference is being...
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May 4, 2014: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Fort Collins Utilities announces the 2014 Water Catchers Award Program to recognize the efforts of customers who conserve water. Awards are available to businesses and homeowners, including individual, youth and family...
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May 2, 2014: BERKELEY, Calif. -- University of California, Berkeley, geologist William Dietrich pioneered the application of airborne LIDAR - light detection and ranging - to map mountainous terrain, stripping away the vegetation to see the underlying...
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May 1, 2014: WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation is releasing a series of videos summarizing collaborative research addressing climate change and variability impacts, estimating flood and drought hazards, and improving streamflow prediction. This...
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April 29, 2014: LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- A team of researchers in New Mexico State University's Department of Civil Engineering, led by Assistant Professor Pei Xu, is working to develop solutions to the problems related to produced water. Fracking flow-back water...
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April 25, 2014: ALBANY, N.Y. -Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today applauded the first six municipalities to achieve certification as part of the state Climate Smart Communities (CSC) Program, which is designed to support municipal efforts to meet economic, social...
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April 25, 2014: WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today met with representatives of Pacific Northwest tribes to discuss federal efforts to address the economic, social and climate change challenges facing American Indian and Alaska Native...
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April 25, 2014: WASHINGTON -- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their colleagues have conducted research showing the potential response of rangeland plants in arid regions of the United States to the conditions that will occur with climate...
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April 23, 2014: Categories: Biology and Ecosystems, Climate Change, Environmental Health, Featured, Water Photograph looking downstream from the bridge at the gaging station on the Hackensack River at Rivervale, New jersey (USGS downstream order number...
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April 23, 2014: BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Wetter spring soils, drier summers, and pests that move north are just some of the realities Vermont gardeners face with climate change, says writer and gardener Ellen Michaud from Jerusalem, Vt. "Fortunately, however, UVM...
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April 22, 2014: Wetlands offer many significant benefits for fish and wildlife as well as society. They provide habitat for thousands of species of aquatic and terrestrial plants and animals. Wetlands are valuable to humans for flood protection, water quality...
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April 22, 2014: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- What might a snapshot of the earth look like in 2050? How much land will be occupied by forest? How much will produce food? And how much area will be used to supply biofuels for alternative energy? How hot will it be,...
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April 18, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The public is invited to attend a presentation on the effects of the ongoing drought on salmon and steelhead trout in the American River. The event will be held at the Nimbus Hatchery Visitor Center in Rancho Cordova on...
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April 18, 2014: BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander. As they move over the land they scrape off everything - vegetation, soil, and even the top layer of bedrock. So scientists were greatly surprised to discover an...
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April 14, 2014: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Climate change and its implications for regional agriculture is the topic of a free web-based seminar being offered at 2 p.m. on Friday, April 25. The webinar is sponsored by the Northeast Regional Center for Rural...
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April 13, 2014: SAN FRANCISCO, Calif -- A new study released today finds investing in proactive forest management activities can save up to three times the cost of future fires, reduce high-severity fire by up to 75 percent, and bring added benefits for...
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April 12, 2014: MOSCOW, Idaho -- The University of Idaho and area high schools are working together to prepare the next generation to make important decisions about Idaho's water resources. On April 14-15, over 100 students from north-central Idaho high...
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April 11, 2014: WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applicants for applied science projects for the Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives. Proposed projects are expected to deliver new capabilities that address priority...
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April 10, 2014: WASHINGTON -- Bureau of Reclamation has issued a notice called: Yakima River Basin Conservation Advisory Group Charter Renewal. The notice, published in the Federal Register on April 9 by Sally Jewell, Secretary of the Interior, states:...
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April 9, 2014: SANTA FE, N.M. -- Mayor Javier M. Gonzales is joining mayors across the country in asking residents to make a commitment to conserve water by taking part in a friendly national community service contest to see who can be the most water-wise...
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April 9, 2014: YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Bureau of Reclamation's April 2014 Total Water Supply Available forecast for the Yakima Basin indicates that there will be an adequate water supply for both senior and junior water rights this coming irrigation season. ...
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April 8, 2014: HELENA, Mont. -- Recognizing the urgent need to address the failing health of our National Forests, today Governor Steve Bullock nominated landscapes in Montana for priority forest restoration work. The Agriculture Act of 2014, commonly...
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April 8, 2014: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- Mayor Madeline Rogero welcomed two White House senior advisers to Knoxville today: David Agnew, Director of the White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, and Michael Boots, Acting Chair of the White House Council on...
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April 6, 2014: FORT JONES, Calif., April 3 -- The U.S. Forest Service personnel have completed the April 1st Snow Surveys on the Salmon Scott Ranger District of the Klamath National Forest. These measurements are a part of the statewide California Cooperative...
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April 5, 2014: OKLAHOMA CITY -- Metro Oklahoma City residents can learn out how to have low-maintenance, water-efficient landscapes from some experts from the OSU Extension, Horticulture and Landscaping Architecture Department. Join them at these great...
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April 4, 2014: WESLACO, Texas -- The Texas Water Resources Institute's Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 24 in Weslaco for area residents interested in land and water stewardship in the...
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April 4, 2014: LIVE OAK, Fla. -- The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) Governing Board has joined with other agencies and local governments throughout Florida in designating April 2014 as Water Conservation Month. The proclamation requests...
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April 3, 2014: FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Applied Sustainability Center in the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas is conducting four energy workshops for state legislators and legislative candidates in July and August. The...
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April 3, 2014: HONOLULU -- There's a breeze of fresh air! A formal partnership was recently recognized as a collaboration on forestry related technical assistance and program delivery in American Samoa. The United States Department of Agriculture's...
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April 3, 2014: LAKE CITY, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the Suwannee River Water Management District joined representatives of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services at Allison Farms in Lake City today for...
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April 2, 2014: PHOENIX -- With summer quickly approaching and outdoor temperatures on the rise, Arizona's official Water Awareness Month serves as both a reminder and a call to action for residents to use water more efficiently and to make the most of every...
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March 31, 2014: FORT WORTH, Texas -- During recent years, Fort Worth has seen tremendous growth. We've brought thousands of jobs to our city and helped businesses grow. We've built a city our children and their children can be proud of. Make no mistake about...
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March 28, 2014: FORT COLLINS, Colo., March 27 -- The City of Fort Collins has joined the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a friendly competition from April 1-30 between cities across the U. S. to see who can be the most "water-wise."...
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March 28, 2014: BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO AND YUMA, AZ – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael L. Connor and Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science Anne Castle today joined other senior officials of the United States and Mexico to...
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March 27, 2014: VALLEJO, Calif -- Water yield and Sierra forest management has emerged as a critical issue. Severe drought, increasingly massive fire incidents, fuel loaded forests, and climate change trends combined have forced re-evaluation of watershed...
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March 23, 2014: COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Brushy ditch banks and weedy field borders may not be attractive to some people, but many of South Carolina's favored farm wildlife and game species depend on these areas for their very survival. "Bobwhite quail and...
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March 22, 2014: WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Reclamation has released a WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Study Funding Opportunity Announcement for non-federal government entities, Indian tribes, water districts, wastewater districts...
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March 20, 2014: WASHINGTON -- "Climate change is a fact. And when our children's children look us in the eye and ask if we did all we could to leave them a safer, more stable world, with new sources of energy, I want us to be able to say yes, we did."-...
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March 18, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation today released the final report on the Central Valley Project Integrated Resource Plan. Reclamation investigated climate change impacts on water supplies and demands in the CVP service area and...
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March 14, 2014: OAKLAND, Calif. -- Clarity levels within the iconic blue waters of Lake Tahoe continued a decadelong trend of stabilization in 2013, according to University of California, Davis, scientists who study the lake. Data released today by the UC...
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March 13, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- During a visit to California this week, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell examined the on-the-ground conditions of the historic drought and related water issues and reiterated the full support of the Obama...
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March 13, 2014: ENNIS, Texas -- A Texas Watershed Steward Workshop on water quality issues related to the Trinity River will be held from 2-6 p.m. April 15 at the Cowboy Church, 429 S. E. Interstate 45 Frontage Road in Ennis. The no-cost training is...
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March 11, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS), and the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) have agreed on a temporary contingency plan for the release of hatchery...
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March 9, 2014: LARAMIE, Wyo., March 6 -- Anicka Kratina-Hathaway follows the frogs. The University of Wyoming master's degree student in zoology and physiology spent last summer studying the Columbia spotted frog in and near Sibley Lake, located in the...
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March 8, 2014: Fundamental knowledge of the land and its resources is a basic need for effective government and a productive economy in any nation.  The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), celebrating its 135th birthday on March 3rd, serves our Nation by...
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March 7, 2014: Sacramento, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation announces the availability of up to $100,000 for Water Conservation Program Education Grants. This Funding Opportunity Announcement invites non-profit institutions within the Central Valley Project...
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March 6, 2014: WASHINGTON, March 3 -- Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Salton Sea Authority to improve collaboration between federal, tribal and local entities on...
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March 6, 2014: LAWRENCE, Kan. -- The future of agriculture in Kansas could be daunting as global climate change and resource depletion stemming from industrial farming take hold over coming decades. Now, researchers for the interdisciplinary, National...
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March 4, 2014: Before there was the glamour of South Beach, South Florida was better known for its River of Grass. There is no other place quite like the Everglades on this Earth. Its unique, interdependent ecosystems stretch from the headwaters of the...
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March 4, 2014: WASHINGTON - President Obama's fiscal year 2015 budget request released today identifies a total of $1 billion for the Bureau of Reclamation, continuing the President's commitment to be prudent with taxpayer dollars while setting consistent...
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March 4, 2014: Denver - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation Service (NRCS) is accepting applications for competitive grants to develop and accelerate conservation approaches and technologies on private agricultural and forest...
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March 1, 2014: SACRAMENTO - As California grapples with the driest period in its history, Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today signed legislation to assist drought-affected communities and provide funding to better use local water supplies. "Legislators...
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March 1, 2014: FORT WORTH, Texas -- March is Texas SmartScape month, a regionally coordinated effort to promote the water conservation, pollution prevention, recycling, composting, and waste reduction principles of plants that are native and adapted to the...
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February 26, 2014: The setting sun casts an orange hue over Taylor Slough in the Everglades. Photo credit to Alan Cressler, USGS. Before there was the glamour of South Beach, South Florida was better known for its River of Grass. There is no other place quite...
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February 26, 2014: LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Researchers from Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego, and NOAA are taking part in research flights to observe a distinctive type of storm system that has historically provided significant precipitation to...
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February 18, 2014: WASHINGTON – A limited water supply is predicted in many areas west of the Continental Divide, according to data from this year’s second forecast by the National Water and Climate Center of the U.S. department of Agriculture’s Natural...
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February 10, 2014: BOISE, Idaho - The Bureau of Reclamation has issued the Draft Henrys Fork Basin Study for a 30-day public comment period. The Study includes 12 alternatives that describe strategies to improve water supply conditions in the Upper Snake River...
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February 6, 2014: TEMPE, Ariz., Feb. 6 -- In an attempt to inform policy conversations around wastewater use in Arizona, Arizona State University's Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) this week released a new technical report. The report, "Water Reuse in...
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February 5, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation and the Natural Resources Conservation Service are collaborating in providing federal funds to California water districts, irrigation districts, tribes, and other organizations with water or...
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February 3, 2014: DENVER - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking new technologies to study through the Desalination and Water Purification and Development Program. Pre-proposal applications are being accepted for research and laboratory studies as well as pilot...
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January 27, 2014: FOLSOM, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation has released an Environmental Assessment for the North San Joaquin Water Conservation District Tracy Lake Groundwater Recharge Project as part of the WaterSMART Grant Program. Reclamation proposes to...
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January 22, 2014: USGS monitors streamflow at more than 530 sites on Tribal lands, and more than 1,160 and 1,720 sites within 5 and 10 miles of Tribal lands. respectively. USGS and Tribes Work Together to Gain Water Knowledge USGS scientists work closely with...
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January 22, 2014: FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Cache la Poudre River is life-blood for Northern Colorado. Poudre River Forum 10 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 8 The Ranch Events Complex In recognition of its importance to the area, the community is invited to t
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January 15, 2014: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Drought is the big topic on the minds of agricultural producers, and it will be the hot topic at this year’s New Mexico Organic Farming Conference, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 14-15, at the Marriott Albuquerque Pyramid...
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January 14, 2014: TUCSON, Ariz. - The University of Arizona's Institute of the Environment is launching a new center that will connect and build on climate change adaptation projects, resources and expertise across campus. The center will work to provide...
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December 23, 2013: AMHERST, Mass. -- Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced that the Northeast Climate Science Center (NECSC) at the University of Massachusetts Amherst will award over $800,000 to universities and other partners for research to...
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December 22, 2013: GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Using the largest dated evolutionary tree of flowering plants ever assembled, a new study suggests how plants developed traits to withstand low temperatures, with implications that human-induced climate change may pose a...
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December 20, 2013: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced this week that the Interior's North Central Climate Science Center, hosted at Colorado State University's Warner College of Natural Resources, is awarding more than $1...
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December 19, 2013: WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced today that Interior's North Central Climate Science Center is awarding slightly more than one million dollars to universities and other partners for research to guide managers of...
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December 19, 2013: AUSTIN, Texas -- A Texas Watershed Steward Workshop on water quality issues related to the Angelina River will be held from 8 a.m.to noon Feb.18 at the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office for Nacogdoches County, located in the...
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December 18, 2013: BOSSIER CITY, La. -- A team of water resource experts will be based at the LSU AgCenter Red River Research Station to help farmers manage irrigation and maintain the quality of water associated with agricultural activities. "We're refocusing...
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December 17, 2013: WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor released the Lower Rio Grande Basin Study that evaluated the impacts of climate change on water demand and supply imbalances along the Rio Grande along the United States/Mexico...
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December 15, 2013: WASHINGTON -- SECRETARY KERRY: I want to thank Dr.Dang Kieu Nhan for - from Can Tho, from the Can Tho University, who just gave me, over the course of our boat ride, a briefing, and before the boat ride, a really eye-opening briefing about...
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December 12, 2013: WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor released the Santa Ana River Watershed Basin Study, which addresses water supply and demand projections for the next 50 years and identifies potential climate change impacts to...
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December 12, 2013: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- A diverse team of judges has recognized an interdisciplinary team of graduate students as the grand prize winner of $10,000 in the Dow Sustainability Innovation Student Challenge Award (SISCA) at Penn State.Abhishek Kar...
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December 11, 2013: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. – Increasing temperatures and changes in the timing of snowmelt runoff could impact the amount of water available on the upper Rio Grande in the future. These are some of the results of the Upper Rio Grande Impact Assessment...
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December 10, 2013: TEMPE, Ariz. -- In anticipation of its 10-year anniversary, Arizona State University's Decision Center for a Desert City (DCDC) has released a major new report, "Advancing Science in Support of Water Policy and Urban Climate Change Adaptation...
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December 6, 2013: WASHINGTON -- Scientists from the Department of Energy's Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will present a variety of their research at the 2013 American Geophysical Union Fall Meeting, which runs Monday, Dec.9 through Friday, Dec.13 at the...
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November 25, 2013: MERCED, Calif. -- Research in the Sierra Nevada central to addressing challenges to California's water security and its link to the health of Sierra Nevada ecosystems will continue into 2018. The National Science Foundation awarded the...
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November 20, 2013: WASHINGTON, -- The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applications from entities interested in participating in the Basin Studies program for 2014.Basin studies are conducted throughout the West as part of Reclamation's role in the Department of...
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November 15, 2013: WASHINGTON -- As part of President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the Obama Administration today announced an interagency National Drought Resilience Partnership to help communities better prepare for future droughts and reduce the impact of...
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November 15, 2013: LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Despite the return of monsoon rainfall this summer, New Mexico continues to be immersed in a prolonged drought, and the state's limited water resources will continue to be squeezed. Following last year's New Mexico...
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November 14, 2013: WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation is making funding available through its WaterSMART program to support new Water and Energy Efficiency Grant projects. Proposals are being sought from states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water...
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November 13, 2013: WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation is inviting sponsors of congressionally authorized Title XVI projects to request cost-shared funding for planning, design or construction through the Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program funding...
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November 8, 2013: PORTLAND, Ore. -- The Latah Soil and Water Conservation District recently completed the removal of a defunct dam near Troy, Idaho, on a tributary to the Snake River.The dam, designed to create a reservoir and water supply for the town, silted...
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November 7, 2013: LINCOLN, Neb. -- Don't panic.According to world-renowned insect ecologist Leon Higley, climate change probably won't make the skies of Nebraska "darken with the flight of millions of ravenous grasshoppers." But, being such a fan of local...
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November 6, 2013: YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Bureau of Reclamation and Washington State Department of Ecology's Office of Columbia River will conduct joint public scoping meetings this month for two environmental impact statements (EISs) - one for the proposed Cle...
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October 31, 2013: WASHINGTON -- The third edition of the Literature Synthesis on Climate Change Implications for Water and Environmental Resources from the Bureau of Reclamation is now available.The report offers a summary of recent literature on the current and...
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October 31, 2013: WASHINGTON -- In remarks today at the National Press Club, Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell laid out a strong agenda to strengthen our economy and ensure that we pass along our nation's rich conservation legacy to the next generation - a...
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October 30, 2013: LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Land use by past generations of humans imprints a legacy on the landscape, even decades after an ecosystem may appear to have recovered. Now, Sharon Billings, associate professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at the...
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October 28, 2013: RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Mention of natural disasters usually brings to mind vivid images of shattered concrete and piles of rubbish strewn across the landscape - the result of violent hurricanes, massive earthquakes, or rampaging tornadoes.From an...
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October 28, 2013: PULLMAN, Wash. -- Washington State University's Global Campus is opening many of its online learning events to the public. Topics range from beekeeping to sign language for babies, from wine-tasting to water conservation.Each free webinar is...
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October 25, 2013: WASHINGTON -- The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced $400,000 to help six communities expand their use of green infrastructure to reduce water pollution and boost resilience to the impacts of climate change.The funding is...
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October 22, 2013: LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Leading scholars and thinkers on water law and environmental law will address the critical issues facing water quantity and quality at the 2013 Kansas Law Review Symposium, "Waters of the United States: Adapting Law for...
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October 10, 2013: HOUSTON, Texas -- Two free Texas Watershed Stewards workshops on water quality and availability issues in the Greater Houston Area will be held from 8 a.m.to 4 p.m on Nov.5-6. The workshops are sponsored by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
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October 9, 2013: HONOLULU -- The seesaw variability of global temperatures often engenders debate over how seriously we should take climate change.But within 35 years, even the lowest monthly dips in temperatures will be hotter than we've experienced in the...
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October 8, 2013: FORT DAVIS, Texas -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct a multi-county Nature Appreciation Workshop from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Oct 24 at the Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center, 43869 State Highway 118, Fort Davis. The counties...
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October 1, 2013: SAN ANGELO, Texas -- Anyone interested in private water-well management in the Middle and South Concho River watershed area is invited to the free Texas Well Owner Network training Oct.23 in San Angelo. The training will be from 8:30 a.m.-3:30...
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September 30, 2013: LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Standing outside on a hot New Mexico day, you're likely to be unable to escape the sun, and unlikely to find water.Two New Mexico State University researchers are working on a sustainable, cost effective and environmentally...
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September 30, 2013: FORT STOCKTON, Texas -- Anyone interested in private water well management in the Pecos River watershed is invited to the free Texas Well Owner Network training Oct.22 in Fort Stockton. The training will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.at the...
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September 26, 2013: BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The National Institute of Food and Agriculture-Specialty Crop Research Initiative will launch a 14-session webinar series on Oct.8, to promote safe water recycling in the horticulture industry. Water recycling is essential...
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September 23, 2013: COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho -- The U.S.Department of Agriculture's U.S.Forest Service's Idaho Panhandle National Forests unit issued the following press release: The Idaho Panhandle National Forests have completed and are releasing the revised Forest...
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September 20, 2013: COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news from its agriculture program: Dr.Georgianne Moore, associate professor in the Texas A&M University department of...
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September 18, 2013: ALBUQUERQUE – U.S. Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle announced today a collaborative agreement for the Bureau of Reclamation to work with the Colorado River Basin Tribes Partnership (Ten Tribes...
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September 18, 2013: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Note to Reporters: As the high waters recede from Colorado's historic flood, experts at Colorado State University in Fort Collins are available to address some of the issues facing residents as they move forward and...
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September 18, 2013: VALLEJO, Calif -- The U.S.Forest Service, along with the Coca-Cola Company, National Forest Foundation and other partners, have two watershed-focused restoration projects planned for this fall in California.The Eldorado National Forest will...
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September 18, 2013: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A one-day symposium on the conditions of mountain streams in the Appalachian region will bring a diverse group of speakers from academia, state and federal agencies, and nonprofit groups to James Madison University on...
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September 17, 2013: WASHINGTON -- NASA and the U.S.Geological Survey (USGS) will kick off a quest for an innovative and affordable space-based system to extend the Landsat satellite data record for decades to come with a public forum and call for ideas Wednesday,...
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September 16, 2013: WEATHERFORD, Texas -- Anyone interested in private water well management in Parker and surrounding counties is invited to the free Texas Well Owner Network training Oct.2 in Weatherford. The training will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.at the...
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September 13, 2013: RESTON, Va. -- Today the U.S.Geological Survey led a congressional briefing featuring state and regional water stakeholders who spoke about vital uses of comprehensive water information that would be met by the National Water Census called for...
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September 12, 2013: AUSTIN -- A free Texas Watershed Steward Workshop on water quality issues related to the Austin area will be held from 8 a.m.-4 p.m.Oct.11 at the LCRA Redbud Center, 3601 Lake Austin Blvd., Austin. The training is open to anyone interested in...
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September 11, 2013: ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- The University of Michigan Water Center has awarded eight research grants, totaling nearly $2.9 million, to support Great Lakes restoration and protection efforts. Along with 12 smaller grants awarded in May, the Water...
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August 29, 2013: SAN ANTONIO -- The Backyard Basics Expo to be held Sept.14 at the Madison High School Agriscience Magnet Program facility will provide a sampling of information, educational opportunities, hands-on demonstrations and items related to the...
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August 26, 2013: WASHINGTON -- The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released a new series of short public service videos on climate change.The videos cover a range of topics related to climate change, including its causes and impacts, actions...
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August 22, 2013: WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced 12 projects will receive a total of $1.4 million to develop applied science tools in support of the Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives....
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August 21, 2013: WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced today that five entities in Colorado, Idaho and Oregon will receive a total of $485,423 to establish or expand watershed groups. The selected entities will use the...
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August 20, 2013: CRANE, Texas -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Crane County will conduct a Community Water Seminar from 6:30-8:30 p.m.Sept.17 in the Crane County Exhibition Building Buffalo Room in Crane. Individual registration is $12,...
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August 20, 2013: SANTO DOMINGO PUEBLO, N.M. -- Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L.Connor today toured irrigation projects funded by Reclamation at Santo Domingo and Cochiti Pueblos and announced additional drought funding for three Pueblos in the...
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August 16, 2013: WIMBERLEY, Texas -- Anyone interested in private water-well management in the Cypress Creek watershed is invited to the no-cost Texas Well Owner Network training from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.Sept.12 at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch...
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August 15, 2013: SPRINGDALE, Utah -- Eric Balken, Program Coordinator, Glen Canyon Institute will be presenting "Glen Canyon and the Colorado River: An Evolving Cultural Resource in the American West" on Thursday, August 29 at the Canyon Community Center in...
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August 13, 2013: USAF ACADEMY, Colo.-- In past years, Academy landscapers replace grass along the medians of Academy Drive, Stadium Boulevard and South Gate Boulevard a few weeks before graduation. Retired Chief Master Sgt.Jim Smith wants to see that practice...
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August 13, 2013: LAMPASAS, Texas -- A Lone Star Healthy Streams workshop will be held Sept.18 at the Farm Bureau building at 1793 N.U.S.Highway 281 in Lampasas. The Lone Star Healthy Streams program aims to educate Texas livestock producers and land managers...
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August 13, 2013: COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- While parts of the state have seen some rollback of the worst drought conditions, Lower Rio Grande Valley farmers continue to endure another year of extreme and severe drought, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
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August 12, 2013: MOODY, Texas -- The Texas Riparian and Stream Ecosystem Education Program will host a workshop on the Leon River watershed Sept.12 near Moody. The no-cost educational program on how streams function and the role of riparian vegetation in...
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August 12, 2013: HARLINGEN, Texas -- A two-day workshop for small acreage owners in the Lower Rio Grande Valley interested in wildlife management will be held Aug.17-18 at the Bass Pro Shop, 101 Bass Pro Drive in Harlingen. The no-cost "Wildlife and Ranch...
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August 9, 2013: WASHINGTON -- Researchers at the U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) may have their feet on the ground, but they're also the go-to experts when it comes to interpreting data from space. In 2002, Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists...
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August 7, 2013: WASHINGTON -- The nation's 28 National Estuarine Research Reserves (NERR) are experiencing the negative effects of human and climate-related stressors according to a new NOAA research report from the National Ocean Service. The national study,...
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August 7, 2013: MADISON, Wis. -- A new study of the nation's coastal areas and surrounding communities examines the potential risks that these areas would face from a changing climate. Researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Extension, the University of...
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August 5, 2013: SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Oceans cover 71 percent of the Earth's surface, yet our knowledge of the impact of climate change on marine habitats is a mere drop in the proverbial ocean compared to terrestrial systems.An international team of...
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August 2, 2013: SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its "Grounds Maintenance Workshop," from 8:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m.Sept.6 at the San Antonio Livestock Exposition dairy parlor, 3201 East Houston St., San Antonio. Registration...
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August 1, 2013: COLLEGE STATION -- A new pilot project by the North Texas Municipal Water District has the potential to save millions of gallons of water every summer on over-watered landscapes, according to Dr.Guy Fipps, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service...
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July 29, 2013: OKLAHOMA CITY -- Dr.Justin Moss and staff from the OSU Extension Service and the Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture will hold a workshop that will prepare residents to maintain yards and gardens while conserving water. 9...
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July 26, 2013: TEMPLE, Texas -- Dr.Raghavan Srinivasan, a Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientist and director of the Texas A&M University Spatial Science Laboratory, College Station, recently was given an honorary doctoral degree by Paul Sabatier University in...
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July 26, 2013: COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Trinity Waters are continuing their land and management series with the webinar "Turning Your Land Into a Sponge." The webinar is set from noon-1 p.m.Aug.8.To view the...
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July 22, 2013: ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- In events that could exacerbate sea level rise over the coming decades, stretches of ice on the coasts of Antarctica and Greenland are at risk of rapidly cracking apart and falling into the ocean, according to new iceberg...
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July 19, 2013: CORONA, N.M. -- Programs that are available for natural resource management and drought assistance will be discussed during the Tuesday, July 23, Rancher's Roundtable at New Mexico State University's Southwest Center for Rangeland...
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July 16, 2013: DULUTH, Minn. -- In June 2012, torrential rains began falling in Duluth, Minn., in a way that closed industries, ripped through streets, and drowned zoo animals.The record-breaking rainfall also forced a retooling of stormwater management...
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July 16, 2013: JUNCTION, Texas, July 16 -- Thirty-nine participants brought well-water samples to be screened at the recent Texas Well Owner Network "Well Educated" training at the Texas Tech Llano River Field Station in Junction. The event was conducted by...
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July 11, 2013: WASHINGTON, July 11 -- The U.S.Department of Energy released a new report which assesses how America's critical energy and electricity infrastructure is vulnerable to the impacts of climate change.Historically high temperatures in recent years...
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July 11, 2013: WASHINGTON -- Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell today announced the award of $44.2 million in grants to permanently protect 16 working forests in 15 states. "Since 1990, the Forest Legacy Program has prevented the loss of more than 2.3 million...
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July 11, 2013: OKLAHOMA CITY, July 11 -- Dr.Justin Moss and staff from the OSU Extension Service, Horticulture and Landscape Architecture Department will hold a workshop that will prepare residents to maintain yards and gardens while conserving water. 9...
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July 10, 2013: HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- A University of Southern Mississippi geography professor's research on an underwater Gulf Coast forest that may date back around 80,000 years could yield important clues about the region's climate and habitat. Dr.Grant...
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July 9, 2013: ARLINGTON, Va. -- What will Earth's climate be like in a decade- or sooner? And what will it be like where you live, and around the globe? To help find answers, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and other federal agencies have awarded new...
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July 9, 2013: PLATTEVILLE, Wis. -- Do you live in southwest Wisconsin and have an old oak tree? If so, University of Wisconsin-Platteville's Sara Allen wants to know. Allen, a post-baccalaureate research fellow in the Tree-Ring, Earth, and Environmental...
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July 8, 2013: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- What do American citizens who live along the Texas/Mexico border, survivors of natural disasters, and residents of impoverished communities around the globe have in common? They all suffer from inadequate access to...
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July 8, 2013: BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Eastern Shore of Virginia is a critical pit stop for migratory shorebirds making the long trek from South America and Central America to the Arctic.Birds stop to refuel for two-to-three weeks on small mussels and clams...
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July 3, 2013: LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- As New Mexico continues to struggle through extreme drought conditions that show no sign of abating, ranchers, farmers, and even homeowners will increasingly have to make do with less precipitation and available irrigation...
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July 2, 2013: AUSTIN, Texas -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Travis County Master Gardeners association will present a program on how to build a rainwater harvesting system from 9:30 a.m.to 12:30 p.m.on Aug.17. The program will be held in...
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July 1, 2013: RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Farmers in the United States witnessed record-breaking extremes in temperature and drought during the last two summers, causing worldwide increases in the costs of food, feed and fiber.Indeed, many climate scientists...
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July 1, 2013: LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- New Mexico's drought has been devastating, especially for agriculture.For 10 years, the New Mexico State University Agricultural Science Center at Tucumcari has halted much of its research due to lack of a consistent supply...
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July 1, 2013: COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and Trinity Waters, a conservation organization based in the Trinity River basin, will conduct three webinars for landowners in the Trinity River basin. The webinars center on...
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June 27, 2013: ARLINGTON, Va. -- The following is part eleven in a series on the National Science Foundation's Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) investment.Visit parts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine and ten in...
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June 27, 2013: OAK GROVE, La. -- Louisiana and Arkansas farmers along with representatives from a variety of agencies met recently June 21) to discuss the Boeuf-Tensas Water Project, which would divert water from the Arkansas River into southeast Arkansas and...
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June 27, 2013: EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Global sustainability is like a high-stakes jigsaw puzzle - and an international group of scientists have created a new framework to assemble the big picture without losing pieces. Scientists led by Jianguo "Jack" Liu,...
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June 25, 2013: SEATTLE - The Colorado River provides water for more than 30 million people, including those in the fast-growing cities of Las Vegas, Phoenix and Los Angeles. Increasing demand for that water combined with reduced flow and the looming threat of...
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June 21, 2013: ARLINGTON, Va., -- The National Science Foundation issued the following press release: The following is part ten in a series on the National Science Foundation's Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) investment.Visit...
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June 18, 2013: PULLMAN, Wash. -- Late in the last century scientists published reams of data about Earth's climate derived from ice cores taken from Greenland and Antarctic glaciers.By drilling down into the ice with hollow bits (think of using a spinning...
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June 18, 2013: RADFORD, Va. -- The Radford University Environmental Center (RUEC) hosted the New River Symposium May 30-31. The goal was to celebrate the ecological and social values of the river, bring together a diverse group of constituents and provide a...
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June 12, 2013: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation today released environmental documents for the Tulare Irrigation District Canal Modernization Project, which is being partially funded through the Reclamation's California Bay-Delta Restoration...
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June 11, 2013: HOUSTON -- As you consider stories for your coverage of this year's hurricanes and tropical storms, be prepared with these resources from the University of Houston (UH).Representing experts across various fields, these sources have expertise in...
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June 10, 2013: HOUSTON -- Beautiful coastlines are always a sight to behold.These areas are no doubt relaxing and attractive, but they often carry a variety of risks attributed to severe weather, climate change and commercial development. Several researchers...
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June 7, 2013: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue Extension will co-host a June 21 field day to teach forage growers and livestock producers about multiple uses of forage. Indiana Forage Day, also co-hosted by the Miami County Soil and Water Conservation...
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June 5, 2013: WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comments on the draft directive and standard for WaterSMART Grants.This directive and standard outlines the internal process used by Reclamation to review applications for funding under...
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June 5, 2013: TEMPE, Ariz. -- Chemical engineer Mary Laura Lind is set to begin research this summer aimed at driving advances in water purification, wastewater recovery, biofuel production and energy sustainability. The project is supported by a National...
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June 4, 2013: WASHINGTON -- The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today released results of a survey showing that $384 billion in improvements are needed for the nation's drinking water infrastructure through 2030 for systems to continue providing...
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June 3, 2013: EAST LANSING, Mich. -- Half of the nitrogen-based fertilizer used on U.S.crops seeps into the environment, prompting an interdisciplinary team of Michigan State University scientists to investigate ways to curb pollution. Armed with a $1.46...
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May 30, 2013: WASHINGTON -- South American rainforests thrived during three extreme global warming events in the past, say paleontologists at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in a new report published in the Annual Review of Earth and Planetary...
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May 29, 2013: BOISE, Idaho -- The Bureau of Reclamation's Pacific Northwest Region will distribute WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants to fund nine water conservation projects in Idaho, Oregon, and Washington. Reclamation will fund $5.8 million of...
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May 29, 2013: WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Reclamation's Pacific Northwest Region will partner with the Oregon Water Resources Department (OWRD) to develop a Plan of Study for the Willamette River Basin Study aimed at finding collaborative solutions to future...
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May 28, 2013: SAN DIEGO -- U.S.Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L.Connor joined dozens of stakeholders outlining a path of next steps to address projected water...
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May 24, 2013: KILLEEN -- Anyone interested in private water-well management in the Lampasas River watershed area is invited to the Texas Well Owner Network training June 20 in Killeen. The no-cost training will be held from 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.at Texas A&M...
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May 22, 2013: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation will hold a WebEx meeting to promote public input on the Sacramento and San Joaquin Basins Study Plans.The public is invited to participate in the WebEx meeting which will be held: Thursday, May...
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May 21, 2013: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Hundreds of scientists, environmentalists, economists and government representatives from around the world will gather at Purdue University to review the most current research on the Great Lakes ecosystem and other large...
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May 20, 2013: WESLACO, Texas -- It's not enough to shut off the faucet while brushing your teeth; it's time homeowners make plans to conserve water in the long term, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service water expert in Weslaco. To help...
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May 20, 2013: PECOS, Texas -- Landowners in the Pecos River watershed are invited to participate in discussions on Pecos River water quality and updates to the Pecos River Watershed Protection Plan during a series of upcoming meetings. Four separate June...
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May 14, 2013: SAN ANTONIO -- "Okay, what's the difference between a butterfly and a moth?" asked Natalie Cervantes, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service youth gardens coordinator for Bexar County, during her recent "Butterflies of the World" presentation to...
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May 13, 2013: JUNCTION, Texas -- Anyone interested in private water-well management in the Upper Llano River watershed or surrounding area is invited to attend the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service's Texas Well Owner Network training June 1 in...
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May 8, 2013: WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today announced the members of a newly created federal advisory committee who will provide guidance about the Interior Department's climate change adaptation science initiatives. The...
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May 2, 2013: NEW YORK -- The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it will provide grants of $340 million to the state of New York and $229 million to the state of New Jersey for improvements to wastewater and drinking water...
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May 2, 2013: WASHINGTON -- A new NASA airborne mission has created the first maps of the entire snowpack of two major mountain watersheds in California and Colorado, producing the most accurate measurements to date of how much water they hold. The data...
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May 1, 2013: LOGAN, Utah -- The Slow the Flow Water Check Program, now in its 14th year, offers free sprinkler system evaluations and educational materials to homeowners in Salt Lake, Utah, Wasatch, Duchesne, Uintah, Sanpete, Piute and portions of Summit,...
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April 30, 2013: PORTER, Ind. -- Meet with researchers conducting scientific investigations at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore on May 3 and 4 for "Indiana Dunes, Science, and YOU!" These interactive programs are designed to be fun for all ages and are...
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April 23, 2013: HONOLULU -- Almost imperceptibly, rainfall over the Hawaiian Islands has been declining since 1978, and this trend is likely to continue with global warming through the end of this century, according to a team of scientists at the University of...
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April 22, 2013: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- With only 14 percent of their original habitat remaining, native Colorado River cutthroat trout have been forced into isolation by habitat loss and invading non-native trout in relatively short reaches of high-altitude...
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April 22, 2013: TYNDALL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Every April 22, the Air Force recognizes Earth Day, a time to show support for the environment. This year, the Air Force is focusing on water reduction and reuse.Water projects may not attract many news...
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April 18, 2013: STARKVILLE, Miss. -- A recent Mississippi Soybean Promotion Board investment in the Edgar E.and Winifred B.Hartwig Endowed Chair in Soybean Agronomy will enhance soybean research, teaching and service at Mississippi State. University,...
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April 16, 2013: ARLINGTON, Va. -- The following is Part Twelve in a series on the National Science Foundation's Long-Term Ecological Research (LTER) Network.Visit Parts one, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, and eleven. The following is...
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April 15, 2013: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The driest January through March on record is causing water supply challenges for much of California, particularly for the Central Valley Project agricultural water service contractors in the western San Joaquin Valley.The...
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April 12, 2013: PULLMAN, Wash. -- The first EARThS conference will be 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.Saturday, April 20, in Washington State University's CUE 518 and is open to all students, faculty and staff. This is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on research...
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April 11, 2013: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A team of Colorado State University agricultural and environmental scientists hopes to pinpoint best management practices in crop production to help conserve water in times of drought, and their project will provide...
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April 9, 2013: CINCINNATI -- University of Cincinnati research at the ancient Maya site of Medicinal Trail in northwestern Belize is revealing how populations in more remote areas - the hinterland societies - built reservoirs to conserve water and turned to...
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April 9, 2013: CINCINNATI -- Combining parallel data from separate satellites can be like trying to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. For the sandwich, you want rich and sweet flavors, blended into a smooth, creamy texture - and you want it all in one...
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April 4, 2013: WASHINGTON -- Studies at the U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) that examined the long-term sustainability of degraded water reuse have demonstrated that irrigation wastewater can be used to revive non-productive saline and sodic soils in...
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April 4, 2013: WASHINGTON -- According to a newly-published NOAA-led study in Geophysical Research Letters, as the globe warms from rising atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, more moisture in a warmer atmosphere will make the most extreme...
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April 3, 2013: WASHINGTON, DC - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today released a report to Congress on the progress of the National Water Census, which is being developed at the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) to help the nation address its critical water...
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April 3, 2013: ARLINGTON, Va. -- Temperature patterns during Earth's last prolonged global "hot spell"- the Pliocene, some 5.3 to 2.6 million years ago- differed dramatically from those of modern times, according to results reported in this week's issue of...
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April 3, 2013: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- A new study published today in Nature by researchers at the University of New Mexico indicates the immense amount of fresh water used by plants and its movement during their life cycle has significant implications for...
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April 3, 2013: MOSCOW, Idaho -- Clouds over the central Greenland Ice Sheet last July were "just right" for driving surface temperatures there above the melting point, according to a new study by University of Idaho geography professor Von P.Walden, doctoral...
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April 2, 2013: TEMPE, Ariz. -- A team of Arizona State University researchers and students recently returned from Hermosillo, Mexico where they taught a two-day watershed modeling workshop at the University of Sonora. The workshop, funded by the National...
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March 29, 2013: LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Wyoming's K-12 students and their teachers will soon have access to their own water world. The CI-Water Project (in which the University of Wyoming is involved) and the Natural History Museum of Utah have created water science...
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March 28, 2013: WASHINGTON -- U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their partners are providing guidance to growers in Montana and the Dakotas on how they can use some tried-and-true agricultural practices to reduce their climate change...
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March 28, 2013: ARLINGTON, Va. -- National Science Foundation- (NSF) funded Blue Waters, one of the most powerful supercomputers in the world, was formally declared available for use today at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications at the...
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March 27, 2013: OKLAHOMA CITY -- Dr.Justin Moss and staff from the OSU Extension, Horticulture and Landscaping Department will hold a free workshop at 10 a.m.Saturday, April 20 that will prepare residents to maintain yards and gardens while conserving...
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March 26, 2013: WASHINGTON -- In partnership with State and Tribal agencies, the Obama Administration today released the first nationwide strategy to help public and private decision makers address the impacts that climate change is having on natural resources...
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March 25, 2013: WASHINGTON -- If current population trends continue, the already crowded U.S.coast will see population grow from 123 million people to nearly 134 million people by 2020, putting more of the population at increased risk from extreme coastal...
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March 22, 2013: WASHINGTON -- Global growth and climate change are placing ever greater stress on our planet's most precious shared resource: Water.Over the next 10 years many countries will experience water problems - shortages, poor water quality, or floods...
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March 12, 2013: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The Colorado State University School of Global Environmental Sustainability will host a forum titled "Understanding Climate Change and its National and Regional Impacts: The 2013 National Climate Assessment" Wednesday,...
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March 12, 2013: Cape May Court House, N.J. -- The Cape May County Library will host a lecture on gardening for water conservation in April.The public is invited to attend the program, "Hydroponics and Xeriscape Gardening for Water Conservation" with Joe...
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March 11, 2013: BOCA RATON, Fla. -- Florida Atlantic University researchers Brian Benscoter, Ph.D., and Xavier Comas, Ph.D., have been awarded $570,000 from the U.S.Department of Energy to serve as collaborators for research related to carbon cycling and...
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March 11, 2013: BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- An international team of 21 authors from 17 institutions in seven countries, including Western Washington University's Andy Bunn, has just published a study in the journal "Nature Climate Change" showing that, as the cover...
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March 10, 2013: WASHINGTON -- Vegetation growth at Earth's northern latitudes increasingly resembles lusher latitudes to the south, according to a NASA-funded study based on a 30-year record of land surface and newly improved satellite data sets. An...
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March 6, 2013: LUBBOCK, Texas -- Imagine trying to swim through a pool of honey.Because of their small size, this is what swimming in water is like for tiny marine plankton.So, it was often assumed they would be easy prey, especially in the dense viscosity of...
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February 28, 2013: FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Energy scarcity, climate change and lost wetlands endanger the long-term sustainability of the Mississippi River delta and basin, according to a leading expert in oceanography and coastal science who believes this will have...
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February 28, 2013: INDIANAPOLIS -- Purdue University's Center for the Environment is joining the University of Notre Dame and Indiana State Department of Agriculture to lead a policy workshop on the challenges of nutrient management from 11:30 a.m.to 1:30...
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February 28, 2013: LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- The Engineering New Mexico Resource Network at New Mexico State University and the NMSU Civil Engineering Department will present a workshop on Wells, Pumps, Etc., on Saturday, March 9 to help improve water management during...
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February 27, 2013: COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Double-cropping soybeans after wheat provides the opportunity to harvest two crops in the same year from the same piece of land.But here are challenges and concerns with double-cropping, and a University of Missouri Extension...
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February 26, 2013: TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- Lea-Rachel Kosnik, a professor at the University of Missouri-St.Louis, will give two public lectures on small-scale hydropower and the regulatory environment in Indiana State University's Cunningham Memorial Library's...
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February 25, 2013: PULLMAN, Wash. -- Farm management practices can provide a real-though modest-contribution to carbon sequestration in the Pacific Northwest.This is the conclusion suggested by two recently published studies by Washington State University...
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February 21, 2013: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue University's Technical Assistance Program will offer a workshop and exam for those interested in earning the Green Manufacturing Specialist certificate accredited by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers. The...
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February 20, 2013: TAMPA, Fla. -- The Florida Climate Institute held the National Climate Assessment Southeast Regional Meeting at the University of South Florida's Patel Center for Global Solutions on Feb.19 for a daylong discussion on the state of climate...
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February 19, 2013: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Colorado State University's School of Global Environmental Sustainability or SoGES, which is the secretariat of the Global Soil Biodiversity Initiative, will team with the European Commission - Joint Research Centre to...
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February 19, 2013: RESTON, Va. -- For the first time, U.S.Geological Survey scientists have mapped long-term average evapotranspiration rates across the continental United States - a crucial tool for water managers and planners because of the huge role...
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February 18, 2013: CORVALLIS, Ore. -- A new analysis of river basins in the western United States suggests that climate change will have the greatest impact on summer stream flows in those waterways that might seem less vulnerable - the large, snow-fed rivers...
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February 15, 2013: LAWRENCE, Kan. -- Persistent Kansas droughts and their consequences are the subject of an upcoming symposium at the University of Kansas. Beyond the Long Hot Summer: The Future of Water in Kansas, will take place Friday, Feb.22.The event will...
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February 15, 2013: LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Many regions around the world, including Wyoming and much of the western United States, rely on cold-season precipitation and snowmelt for their water supplies.Using the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)-Wyoming...
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February 14, 2013: LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- The Engineering New Mexico Resource Network at New Mexico State University and the NMSU Civil Engineering Department will present a workshop on Wells, Pumps, Etc., on Saturday, March 9 to help improve water management during...
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February 11, 2013: VANDENBERG AFB, Calif. -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today joined NASA Administrator Charles F.Bolden, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science Anne Castle, United States Geological Survey (USGS) Director Dr.Marcia...
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February 11, 2013: NEW YORK -- The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $640,000 to the New Jersey Pinelands Commission and the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection to better protect wetlands throughout the state. "Wetlands provide...
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February 11, 2013: NEW YORK -- The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency has awarded nearly $750,000 to the City of New York and the Research Foundation of the State University of New York to help better protect wetlands in the city and throughout New York. "By...
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February 11, 2013: WASHINGTON -- NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) roared into space at 1:02 p.m.EST (10:02 a.m.PST) Monday aboard an Atlas V rocket from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. The LDCM spacecraft separated from the rocket 79...
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February 11, 2013: ARLINGTON, Va. -- Deserts and forests, grasslands, lakes and rivers.Over the past 33 years, long-term ecological research has been conducted at a network of National Science Foundation (NSF) Long Term Ecological Research (LTER) sites in these...
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February 8, 2013: LARAMIE, Wyo. -- Zhien Wang makes no bones about it.He believes meteorologists could do a better job of predicting the weather.To do so, he believes the clues are in the clouds. "With a weather forecast, we talk about tomorrow, the day after...
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February 7, 2013: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Anyone who drove through the Poudre Canyon after the devastating High Park Fire of summer 2012 saw alarming effects: 136 square miles of scorched landscape in the foothills northwest of Fort Collins, river banks lined...
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February 7, 2013: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Farmers and Certified Crop Advisers can explore topics related to soil health and management at a workshop Feb.21 in Delphi. The Bi-County Soil Health Conservation Workshop will be held from 8:30 a.m.to 12 p.m.EST at...
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February 6, 2013: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- The University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning presents, "Water and Energy in NM: Conversations on Our Common Future" Thursdays through April 18, from 5:15 to 6:30 p.m.in Pearl Hall auditorium. The...
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February 5, 2013: ARLINGTON, Va. -- A team of U.S.ice-coring scientists and engineers in Antarctica, funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), has recovered from the ice sheet a record of past climate and greenhouse gases in the atmosphere that extends...
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February 4, 2013: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Water management in the Florida Everglades is the focus of a National Science Foundation grant awarded to Jose Fuentes, professor of meteorology. The project will explore the hydrologic, ecologic and economic impacts of...
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February 4, 2013: PITTSBURG, Pa. -- Historic lake sediment dug up by University of Pittsburgh researchers reveals that oceanic influences on rainfall in Central America have varied over the last 2,000 years, highlighting the fluctuating influence the Atlantic...
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February 1, 2013: MCKEESPORT, Pa. -- Christopher Duffy is a Professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Penn State University.He was a Visiting Professor at the Ecole Polytechnique Federale in Lausanne, Switzerland and a Senior Fellow at...
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February 1, 2013: BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia No-Till Alliance in collaboration with Virginia Cooperative Extension will launch its fifth year of conferences on no-till farming practices and technologies with four events across Virginia in February.Each...
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January 30, 2013: GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Although reports of drought conditions, water wars and restrictions have often painted a bleak picture of the nation's water availability, a new University of Florida survey finds that conditions aren't quite so bad as...
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January 29, 2013: MINNEAPOLIS -- In recent years, scientists have been pointing to some distinct, if not alarming, trends in our nation's and world's climate.And while some still debate the legitimacy of "global warming," there can be little doubt that something...
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January 28, 2013: Irvine, Calif. – Agricultural irrigation in California’s Central Valley doubles the amount of water vapor pumped into the atmosphere, ratcheting up rainfall and powerful monsoons across the interior Southwest, according to a new study by UC...
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January 28, 2013: ROBERT LEE, Texas -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service office in Coke County will conduct a water well screening Feb.11-12 in Robert Lee. James Jackson, AgriLife Extension agent in Coke County, said samples should be brought to the...
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January 28, 2013: SANTA BARBARA -- A picture may be worth a thousand words, but what might it be communicating? That's the idea behind an upcoming symposium at UC Santa Barbara that examines new ways of showing the effects of climate change and sea level rise on...
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January 28, 2013: RESTON, Va. -- According to a new technical report, the effects of climate change will continue to threaten the health and vitality of U.S.coastal communities' social, economic and natural systems. The report, Coastal Impacts, Adaptation, and...
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January 22, 2013: TAMPA, Fla. -- An international team of researchers led by the University of South Florida will spend the next five years designing, implementing and teaching about a revolutionary attempt to turn wastewater into usable water, energy, and...
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January 22, 2013: HUNTSVILLE, Texas -- Trinity Waters and the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present a new round of in-depth workshops on water and land management for agriculture producers and wildlife managers in the Trinity River basin. The...
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January 18, 2013: ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Climate change will lead to more frequent and more intense Midwest heat waves while degrading air and water quality and threatening public health.Intense rainstorms and floods will become more common, and existing risks to...
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January 18, 2013: JONESBORO, Ark. -- The College of Agriculture and Technology at Arkansas State University will conduct the 2013 Arkansas Soil and Water Education Conference Thursday, Jan.31, at the Convocation Center, 217 Olympic Drive. Butch Calhoun,...
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January 17, 2013: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Conflict between groundwater and surface water users on the South Platte River has been a concern in Colorado.At issue currently is whether the strict augmentation of water supplies now required of those who use wells is...
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January 16, 2013: COLUMBIA, Mo., Jan.16 -- For farmers looking to boost yields, manage drainage and improve water quality, subsurface drainage systems might be a wise investment. A hands-on drainage workshop will be offered Feb.26-28 at the University of...
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January 16, 2013: WASHINGTON -- Arizona and New Mexico will receive $3.5 million in grants from NOAA over five years to help them prepare for and adapt to climate variability and change.Seven smaller grants for one- and two-year projects were also awarded this...
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January 9, 2013: WASHINGTON -- Starting this month, NASA will send a remotely piloted research aircraft as high as 65,000 feet over the tropical Pacific Ocean to probe unexplored regions of the upper atmosphere for answers to how a warming climate is changing...
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January 9, 2013: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today designated 597 counties in 14 states as primary natural disaster areas due to drought and heat, making all qualified farm operators in the areas eligible for low-interest emergency...
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January 3, 2013: LARAMIE, Wyo. -- During the past 13,000 years, Wyoming's Bighorn Basin has experienced significant increases in population growth - due primarily to periods of high effective moisture and moderate temperatures - according to three University of...
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December 20, 2012: FRESNO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review an Environmental Assessment of a proposed canal lining project that would be partially funded with a CALFED Water Use Efficiency Project grant. Under the proposed...
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December 18, 2012: TEMPE, Ariz., Dec.18 -- Plant and animal species are shifting their geographic ranges and the timing of their life events - such as flowering, laying eggs or migrating - at faster rates than researchers documented just a few years ago,...
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December 17, 2012: ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- A comprehensive map three years in the making is telling the story of humans' impact on the Great Lakes, identifying how "environmental stressors" stretching from Minnesota to Ontario are shaping the future of an ecosystem...
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December 14, 2012: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Agricultural economists at Colorado State University are surveying farmers and ranchers to better understand the impact of the 2012 drought on Colorado agriculture - and to design effective management tools for dry times...
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December 13, 2012: BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Virginia Association of Forest Health Professionals will host its 21st annual conference on Feb.4 and 5, 2013, at the Inn at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va.The conference is Virginia's largest forum on forest health...
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December 13, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that the U.S.Department of Agriculture's measures to open conservation land to emergency haying and grazing during the 2012 drought freed up a record 2.8 million acres and provided...
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December 12, 2012: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the release of a study – authorized by Congress and jointly funded and prepared by the Bureau of Reclamation and the seven Colorado River Basin states – that...
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December 12, 2012: FORT MYERS, Fla. -- New research by a Florida Gulf Coast University eminent scholar proves that natural and manmade wetlands have a potential to mitigate climate change that far outweighs the negative effects of a greenhouse gas they...
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December 12, 2012: AMHERST, Mass. -- A new high-resolution climate study by University of Massachusetts Amherst climate scientists, the first to apply regional climate models to examine likely near-term changes in temperature and precipitation across the...
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December 11, 2012: ATHENS, Ga. -- A consortium of universities headed by the University of Georgia will continue ecological field research on the marshes and estuaries of the Georgia coast following the renewal of a six-year, $5.8 million grant from the National...
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December 5, 2012: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The Colorado Rocky Mountains are undergoing rapid changes as the result of climate change.Through a new United States Department of Agriculture grant, Colorado State University scientists and the U.S.Forest Service are...
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December 4, 2012: LA JOLLA, Calif. -- The source of much of California's water is more likely to experience increased flooding as the 21st Century progresses and climate change trends continue, according to a study led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC...
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December 4, 2012: CARSON CITY, Nev. -- The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review a Draft Environmental Assessment on various water conservation projects along the Humboldt River in Pershing County, Nev.The EA will analyze effects of authorizing...
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December 3, 2012: LA JOLLA, Calif. -- Scientists at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego and colleagues from NOAA and the California Department of Water Resources are installing the first of four long-term "atmospheric river observatories" in...
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December 3, 2012: ARLINGTON, Va. -- If you're planning to skate on a frozen lake or river this winter, ski on a snowy slope, or, when spring arrives, depend on snowmelt to refill your water supply, you may need to think twice. Winter as a "species" may have...
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November 30, 2012: WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Reclamation is initiating the process for those entities interested in participating in the 2013 Basin Studies through the WaterSMART Program.To participate in the selection process, interested non-Federal entities...
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November 28, 2012: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue University's Energy Center will collaborate with electric utility Duke Energy Corp.to expand the Energy Academy at Purdue next summer, making it available to more students and teachers throughout...
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November 27, 2012: DURHAM, N.H. -- Why is the Great Bay, New Hampshire's largest estuary, so important to our way of life? The fourth event in the Seacoast Science Cafe series will discuss just that.Rachel Rouillard, director of the Piscataqua Region Estuaries...
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November 21, 2012: FRESNO, Calif. -- Reclamation has released for public review environmental documents regarding proposed water distribution improvements within Kern County that would be funded in part by a grant from WaterSMART's Bay-Delta Agricultural Water...
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November 20, 2012: SAN DIEGO, Calif. -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today joined U.S.and Mexico delegations in San Diego, California, at an official signing ceremony of Minute 319 to the 1944 Treaty with Mexico - an historic binational agreement to...
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November 14, 2012: WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review draft environmental documents for the Ivanhoe Irrigation District Control System Project, which would be funded under the WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant...
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November 14, 2012: HONOLULU, Nov.14 -- The Walker circulation determines much of the tropical Indo-Pacific climate and has global impact as seen in the floods and droughts spawned by the El Nino-Southern Oscillation.Meteorological observations over the last 60...
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November 13, 2012: HONOLULU -- Scientists from the University of Hawaii at Manoa published a study today in Nature Climate Change showing that besides marine inundation (flooding), low-lying coastal areas may also be vulnerable to "groundwater inundation," a...
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November 5, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Not every dominant plant today will be dominant under climate change-but some may because of an advantage.Plants better at altering their anatomy and physiology can come out ahead under a wide range of environmental changes,...
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November 1, 2012: MERCED, Calif. -- California isn't going to face a superstorm like Hurricane Sandy because the Pacific Ocean is too cold to feed that kind of weather system. But that doesn't mean California won't see extreme weather, say researchers from the...
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October 31, 2012: LARAMIE, Wyo. -- A symposium and reading on Wyoming water conservation and other water issues are scheduled Nov.9-10 at the University of Wyoming. An opening reception is Thursday, Nov.8, from 6-8 p.m.in the UW Art Museum.After the symposium,...
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October 30, 2012: WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking proposals for its WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant funding opportunity. Projects that are eligible must conserve water or result in other improvements that address water supply...
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October 30, 2012: SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- Predation by otters keeps urchin populations in check, allowing kelp -- a favorite food of urchins -- to flourish.But what if otters were harvested to near extinction for their fur? The resulting overabundance of...
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October 30, 2012: PITTSBURG, Pa. -- Though climate change is often perceived as a phenomenon affecting remote polar territories, urban hot pockets such as Pittsburgh, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C., are also experiencing environmental changes...
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October 29, 2012: HONOLULU -- With greenhouse warming, rainfall in the South Pacific islands will depend on two competing effects - an increase due to overall warming and a decrease due to changes in atmospheric water transport - according to a study by an...
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October 29, 2012: TUCSON, Ariz. -- Walking across the University of Arizona campus on a hot Tucson day, there may be no better respite than the shade of a welcoming tree.Yet, shelter from the desert sun isn't the only benefit provided by the nearly 8,000 trees...
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October 24, 2012: LARAMIE, Wyo. -- A significant global warming event that occurred 55 million years ago witnessed increased carbon dioxide levels, and altered precipitation, vegetation and sediment accumulation patterns - all of which contributed to rivers...
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October 24, 2012: AUSTIN, Texas -- Jay Famiglietti, expert in the global water cycle, will present "Last Call at the Oasis: Will There Be Enough Water for the 21st Century?"- part of the Hot Science-Cool Talks Outreach Series - from 7 to 8:15 p.m.on Friday,...
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October 23, 2012: WASHINGTON -- The U.S.Department of Agriculture's (USDA) efforts to help producers rebound from drought have touched more than one million acres of farmland across the country as nearly 2,000 producers took advantage of conservation funding...
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October 22, 2012: COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts recently released a report, Status and Trends of Irrigated Agriculture in Texas, highlighting the current status of irrigation in...
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October 19, 2012: WASHINGTON -- NOAA and the University of New Hampshire have announced more than $4.9 million to fund nine collaborative research projects aimed at making coastal communities and environments more resilient to rising sea levels, changing weather...
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October 19, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J.Hayes today announced the 2012 Partners in Conservation Awards at a ceremony at the Department of the Interior's national headquarters. "The Partners in Conservation Awards provide...
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October 19, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J.Hayes today presented the Department's 2012 "Partners in Conservation" Awards to 17 organizations that have achieved exemplary conservation results through public-private cooperation and...
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October 17, 2012: WASHINGTON - A Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program funding opportunity is now available through WaterSMART. The Bureau of Reclamation is inviting sponsors of congressionally authorized Title XVI projects to request cost-shared funding...
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October 15, 2012: LARAMIE, Wyo. -- This past summer, Nels Frazier taught computational science concepts to high school and middle school students around the state.This fall, the University of Wyoming fifth-year undergraduate from LaGrange will receive some...
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October 11, 2012: WASHINGTON - The Department of the Interior's WaterSMART program is saving water, finding better ways to stretch existing supplies and helping partners plan to meet future water demands, according to a three-year progress report on the program...
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October 10, 2012: RESTON, Va. -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar has announced funding of more than $10 million awarded by Interior's regional Climate Science Centers to universities or other partners for research to guide managers of parks, refuges and...
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October 10, 2012: WASHINGTON -- The number of dead trees on 750 million acres of public and private forests across America is on the decline for the second straight year, with most of the reductions seen in western states where bark beetles have infested...
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October 8, 2012: RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- The Water Science and Policy Center at the University of California, Riverside is hosting a public symposium on Oct.17 to examine the challenges that agriculture and other sectors are confronting in the face of increasing...
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October 3, 2012: LINCOLN, Neb. -- "Future farming and food systems in the Great Plains will be designed for resource-limited conditions where water, fossil fuels, phosphorus and arable land will all be more scarce than today," said Charles "Chuck" Francis,...
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October 3, 2012: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The University of Virginia and Philippe Cousteau's Azure Worldwide today announced a collaboration with The Nature Conservancy to develop a large-scale computer simulation game based on an as-yet-undetermined major Texas...
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October 1, 2012: LOS ALAMOS, N.M. -- Combine the tree-ring growth record with historical information, climate records, and computer-model projections of future climate trends, and you get a grim picture for the future of trees in the southwestern United...
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October 1, 2012: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Climate change has become one of the most important and contentiously debated global issues facing society today, and the North Central Climate Science Center (NC CSC) is hosting a ribbon-cutting event and reception to...
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September 29, 2012: HARTFORD, Conn. -- As part of President Obama's America's Great Outdoors Initiative, officials from the Department of the Interior (DOI), the Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Department of the Army (Civil Works) today announced that a...
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September 27, 2012: ATHENS, Ga. -- Researchers in the University of Georgia Odum School of Ecology will work with colleagues from universities across the U.S.Sun Belt on a study of water sustainability in the face of climate change and population growth.The...
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September 27, 2012: PORT HUENEME, Calif. -- Engineers at the Naval Facilities Engineering and Expeditionary Warfare Center (NAVFAC EXWC) are demonstrating a new water irrigation system, with the first installation at Naval Base Ventura County (NBVC) Sept.27. The...
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September 26, 2012: MINNEAPOLIS / ST.PAUL -- The University of Minnesota announced today that it has received a $4.3 million Water Sustainability and Climate grant over five years from the National Science Foundation to lead a study on the interactions between...
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September 25, 2012: ALCALDE, N.M. -- During a drought where water becomes scarce, agricultural producers wonder if there is a way to be more efficient with the natural resource, but not decrease the quality of their crop. "Deficit irrigation is a really good way...
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September 24, 2012: ARLINGTON, Va. -- How will climate change affect the connections between water sustainability and hydrologic processes? To better understand how planet Earth's water cycle works, the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the United States...
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September 21, 2012: BISHOP, Calif. -- The number of dead trees on 750 million acres of public and private forests across America is on the decline for the second straight year, with most of the reductions seen in western states where bark beetles have infested...
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September 20, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture John Salazar today announced that Colorado and USDA have agreed to the terms of a new Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP) to help conserve...
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September 20, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Recognizing that recovery from the drought that affected much of the farm belt will be a lengthy process, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the scheduling of four regional meetings which will outline available...
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September 19, 2012: ATLANTA -- The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it is providing a total of $2,238,053 to three universities across the Southeast for four research projects examining the impacts of extreme weather on air and water...
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September 19, 2012: TAOS, N.M. -- Today, The Trust for Public Land and the U.S.Forest Service announced that the first section of a historic 5,000-acre property near Taos will be protected by adding it to the Carson National Forest. The land, just south of Taos,...
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September 19, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $11.8 million in additional financial and technical assistance to help crop and livestock producers in 22 states apply conservation practices that reduce the impacts of drought and...
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September 18, 2012: WASHINGTON -- The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency has awarded Columbia University and Cornell University almost $750,000 each to study the relationship between air pollution, weather and climate change.The grants are two of 14 that the EPA...
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September 18, 2012: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- A field day focused on conservation drainage practices will be presented by Purdue Extension and the Indiana Land Improvement Contractors Association on Sept.27 near Lafayette. The Two-Stage Ditch and Bioreactor Field...
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September 12, 2012: TEMPE, Ariz. -- As population in the Sunbelt grows, water supplies are spread thin.How does this affect native species? And how does this affect the people who move here? Arizona State University has been awarded a four-year, $505,823 grant...
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September 12, 2012: SAN LEANDRO, Calif -- U.S.Forest Service Pacific Southwest Regional Forester Randy Moore accepted a check for $366,400 for restoration work from Coca-Cola and the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, two of the partners contributing to the...
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September 10, 2012: ARLINGTON, Va. -- Results of a new study tie forest "greenness" in the western United States to fluctuating year-to-year snowpack extent. The results show that mid-elevation mountain ecosystems are the most sensitive to rising temperatures and...
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September 5, 2012: WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced today the selection of eight entities to receive $333,500 in grants under the WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program. These grants will aid in the...
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September 5, 2012: MERCED, Calif. -- From the white, sugary sands of Hawaii to the white, powdery slopes of the Sierra Nevada, Natural Sciences Professor Stephen Hart has his eye on climate change. For the past two years, the professor, who's affiliated with the...
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August 30, 2012: WASHINGTON -- A smooth blanket of snow in the winter can help boost dryland crop productivity in the summer, and no-till management is one way to ensure that blanket coverage, according to U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA)...
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August 29, 2012: WASHINGTON -- As the Obama Administration continues to support farmers and businesses impacted by the drought, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a two-month extension for emergency grazing on Conservation Reserve Program (CRP)...
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August 28, 2012: EAST LANSING, Mich., Aug.28 -- Fueled by changing climate, harmful algal blooms can foul drinking water, kill large populations of fish and spoil recreational waterways. Using a $749,801 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, Michigan...
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August 28, 2012: MERCED, Calif., Aug.28 -- People talk about climate change all the time. But researchers at the University of California, Merced, are working to find out exactly how it will affect the millions of people who depend on the San Joaquin River for...
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August 28, 2012: KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Aug.28 -- More than 12 million Chinese rely on Lake Taihu for drinking water but about twenty years ago the once pristine lake turned pea green.It had become overrun with toxic blue-green algae which can damage the liver,...
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August 27, 2012: CHICAGO, Aug.27 -- The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency has announced a $748,902 grant for Ohio State University to study the connection between extreme weather and water quality. Ohio State researchers will study the relationship between...
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August 27, 2012: CHICAGO, Aug.27 -- The U.S.Environmental Protection Agency has announced more than $1 million for Michigan State University and Michigan Technological University to research the impact of extreme weather on water and air quality. Michigan...
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August 27, 2012: RESTON, Va. -- Dr.Stephen Jackson has been selected as the center director for the U.S.Department of the Interior Southwest Climate Science Center, headquartered at the University of Arizona in Tucson. The center is one of eight regional...
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August 23, 2012: WASHINGTON, Aug.23 -- Reducing tillage for some Central Great Plains crops could help conserve water and reduce losses caused by climate change, according to studies at the U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA). Research leader Laj Ahuja and...
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August 22, 2012: WASHINGTON, Aug.22 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made a series of announcements that continue to underscore the Obama Administration's ongoing work to help farmers, ranchers and businesses impacted by the most severe drought in 50...
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August 22, 2012: BOSTON, Aug.22 -- The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has been awarded $749,931 by the US Environmental Protection Agency to examine the ability of models to represent the presence of extreme air pollution and the weather conditions that...
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August 22, 2012: IRVINE, Calif. -- Increased capture of natural gas from oil fields probably accounts for up to 70 percent of the dramatic leveling off seen in atmospheric methane at the end of the 20th century, according to new UC Irvine research being...
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August 21, 2012: TEMPE, Ariz. -- A new analysis of complex interactions between humans and the environment preceding the 9th century collapse and abandonment of the Central Maya Lowlands in the Yucatan Peninsula points to a series of events - some natural, like...
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August 15, 2012: WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced today 12 applied science projects will receive $1.2 million, and Reclamation will partner with other federal agencies and contribute $451,835 to applied science...
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August 15, 2012: SAN DIEGO -- The University of California issued the following press release: A new study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego, and Emory University has uncovered fundamental details about the hexamer structures that make...
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August 15, 2012: WASHINGTON -- As part of continuing steps by the Obama Administration to get assistance to producers impacted by the drought, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today designated 172 additional counties in 15 states as primary natural disaster...
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August 13, 2012: MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- University of Minnesota issued the following news release: Early in August, Lake Superior gleamed a deep, indigo blue as viewed from the paths along its shore next to downtown Duluth.But in this case, what you can see...
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August 13, 2012: TEMPE, Ariz. -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: According to the United Nations' 2011 Revision of World Urbanization Prospects, global urban population is expected to gain more than 2.5 billion new inhabitants...
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August 10, 2012: DAVIS, Calif. -- The University of California issued the following press release: Despite an extreme weather year, overall clarity at Lake Tahoe improved in 2011.Yet underlying trends portray a more complex picture of the Lake Tahoe ecosystem,...
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August 8, 2012: WASHINGTON -- As part of continuing steps by the Obama Administration to assist livestock producers in response to the historic drought, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today highlighted that USDA will utilize nearly $16 million in financial...
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August 7, 2012: CHENEY, Wash. -- Competing users and interest groups have varying, and often contentious, opinions on how water resources should be managed in the Intermountain Province (IMP) of the Columbia River Basin.The divisive issue is examined in the...
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August 6, 2012: RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- California's hydropower is vulnerable to climate change, a University of California, Riverside scientist has advised policymakers in "Our Changing Climate," a report released July 31 by the California Natural Resources...
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August 6, 2012: RESTON, Va., Aug.6 -- About 4,000 people are expected to attend the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America in Portland, Ore., Aug.5-10.The theme of this year's conference is "Life on Earth: Preserving, Utilizing and Sustaining our...
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August 3, 2012: WASHINGTON, Aug.3 -- Global climate changes could help some shrub-dominated deserts revert to ecosystems that support the growth and establishment of grasslands, U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) studies suggest.These findings indicate that...
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July 31, 2012: LA JOLLA, Calif. -- At the end of a July that broke heat records across the country, a new report released today by two state agencies projects that summer months of extreme heat will be the norm by 2060. The assessment of rising July...
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July 31, 2012: DAVIS, Calif. -- As climate change threatens to reshape California's landscape, University of California, Davis, researchers are helping to inform policymakers about the state's vulnerability and provide strategies for adaptation. The UC Davis...
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July 30, 2012: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Communities should be mindful of the need to protect citizens from the consequences of extreme weather that include not only too little water but also too much of it, a Purdue Extension water resources specialist...
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July 27, 2012: LOS ANGELES -- UCLA life scientists, working with colleagues in China, have discovered a new method to quickly assess plants' drought tolerance.The method works for many diverse species growing around the world.The research, published in the...
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July 25, 2012: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- The Colorado State University Center for Agricultural Energy is now accepting applications to conduct 50 irrigation efficiency audits statewide through the Rural Energy for America Program. The center was formed jointly...
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July 23, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced new flexibility and assistance in the U.S.Department of Agriculture's major conservation programs to get much-needed help to livestock producers as the most wide-spread drought in...
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July 19, 2012: SANTA CRUZ, Calif. -- A new study by scientists at the University of Toronto and the University of California, Santa Cruz suggests that changes in world ocean chemistry is one potential cause of the cooling trend of the past 45 million...
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July 18, 2012: DULUTH, Minn. -- Invasive species.Goldenrod.Wild Rice.These are only a few projects underway at the UMD Research facilities on the 100 acres of university-owned land.Over the past several years, over $2 million in allocated funds from the...
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July 11, 2012: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today officially unveiled the results of a six-month study by local community stakeholders on conservation efforts and the future of the Rio Grande that will help achieve increased...
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July 10, 2012: LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Xeriscape landscaping means more than covering an area with gravel or rocks.Homeowners and landscapers have 750 plants to choose from when designing a low-water-use yard. To facilitate selection of plants New Mexico State...
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July 10, 2012: STORRS, Conn. -- UConn is issuing a Stage IA Water Conservation Alert because seasonally dry conditions have reduced area stream flows. The University's water supply remains adequate to meet current and forecasted system demands and any...
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July 9, 2012: GRAND JUNCTION, COLO. -- Colorado's unique situation as a headwaters state provides the backdrop for diverse issues and concerns related to a most precious resource: water. Colorado State University Extension, in partnership with the USDA...
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July 9, 2012: SANTA FE, N.M. -- Being more efficient with a limited natural resource such as water is on the minds of everyone during a drought. New Mexico State University is hosting "Water: The Foundation of Agricultural Sustainability Conference" to...
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July 9, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Visitors to Lake Huron this summer may have a unique opportunity to glimpse science in action.During July and September, scientists on board a half dozen research vessels will crisscross Thunder Bay, Saginaw Bay, and the open...
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July 6, 2012: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Whether you can see the forest for the trees, the big picture of woodlands in the eastern United States shows a besieged ecosystem, according to an expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences. Forests are...
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July 5, 2012: TINTON FALLS, N.J. -- The Monmouth County Office of Emergency Management, in consultation with New Jersey American Water (NJAW), lifted the outdoor watering ban today for all non-NJAW customers. However, the mandatory outdoor watering ban...
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July 5, 2012: GUNNISON, Colo. -- Western State College of Colorado/Western State Colorado University will host the 37th Annual Colorado Water Workshop July 18-20 with the theme, "Water Taboos: Addressing Our Most Challenging Issues." "We decided on this...
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July 2, 2012: LEXINGTON, Ky. -- "Global warming, climate change; it's all very controversial, and our students want to know more about it because they think it's going to affect their future," said Laura Lang, who teaches chemistry and earth science at North...
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June 28, 2012: WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor released the St. Mary River and Milk River Basins Study Summary Report outlining the findings of a two-year comprehensive study of the river basins. The report recommends using...
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June 28, 2012: CROWLEY, La. -- The Louisiana Master Farmer Program is being fine-tuned with changes to enable more agricultural producers to achieve certification with completion of the program's three phases. "Over the past several years, many farmers had...
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June 27, 2012: CORVALLIS, Ore. -- New research concludes that a one-two punch of drought and mountain pine beetle attacks are the primary forces that have killed more than 2.5 million acres of pinyon pine and juniper trees in the American Southwest during the...
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June 27, 2012: MINNEAPOLIS / ST.PAUL -- Trees and other plants in the wild play an important role in counteracting climate change by trapping carbon dioxide released from burning fossil fuels.New research from the University of Minnesota and UC Santa Barbara...
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June 26, 2012: KINGSTON, R.I. -- Ryann Rossi always knew she wanted to be a marine biologist, ever since she proclaimed that sharks were her favorite animal at age 3.Now that the University of Rhode Island senior is getting her hands wet in the mangroves of...
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June 22, 2012: YAKIMA, Wash. - The American Water Resources Association (AWRA) recognized the Yakima River Basin Water Enhancement Project (YRBWEP) Workgroup with its Integrated Water Resources Management Award for 2012. The Bureau of Reclamation and the...
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June 19, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that $8.4 million in financial assistance is available to support 23 new partnership projects in several Mississippi River Basin states under USDA's Mississippi River Basin Healthy...
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June 6, 2012: BERKELEY, Calif. -- A prestigious group of scientists from around the world is warning that population growth, widespread destruction of natural ecosystems, and climate change may be driving Earth toward an irreversible change in the biosphere,...
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June 5, 2012: SAN ANTONIO -- The University of Texas at San Antonio has launched the Water Institute of Texas to promote collaboration between nearly three dozen UTSA researchers who are studying water-related issues.Scholars in the institute will provide...
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May 31, 2012: FARGO, N.D. -- O.A.Stevens traveled through North Dakota every summer, gathering plants and recording data from 1907 to 1961.In one summer alone, the noted botanist, recognized as a leading authority on North Dakota plants, collected 1,000...
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May 30, 2012: MILFORD, Del. -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Delaware Governor Jack Markell, Senator Tom Carper and other state and local leaders to launch the Delaware Bay Initiative, a partnership with the state, tribes, local communities...
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May 24, 2012: WASHINGTON - Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced that Reclamation is seeking applications for its Cooperative Watershed Management Program to establish or expand a local watershed management group. "This...
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May 24, 2012: YAKIMA, Wash. - A special event set for June 6 will bring federal, state, and private partners together to celebrate the completion of a nine-year, $45 million water conservation construction effort aimed at improving irrigation deliveries and...
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May 23, 2012: VALLEJO, Calif -- The Central California Consortium (CCC) and the Sierra National Forest will host the "Make-A-Splash: Raising Water Awareness in the Central Valley" event on May 26 in Reedley.This event will serve to bring awareness to water...
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May 23, 2012: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- A new international study, published this week in the journal Nature Geoscience, shows that seagrasses are a vital part of the solution to climate change and that, per unit area, seagrass meadows can store up to twice as...
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May 22, 2012: MINNEAPOLIS -- The next frontier in the search for renewable energy lies less than two miles from where you are now. Unless you're reading this on the International Space Station. Geothermal heat a mile or two deep in Earth's crust is a...
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May 22, 2012: WASHINGTON, May 22 -- U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are ensuring that farmers in the Pacific Northwest are benefiting from every drop of crop irrigation water. Agricultural Research Service (ARS) soil scientist Gary Lehrsch...
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May 18, 2012: WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applicants for Applied Science Grants for the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative.Proposed projects are expected to meet the science needs identified by the Desert LCC Steering Committee...
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May 18, 2012: WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applicants for Applied Science Grants for the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative.Proposed projects are expected to meet the science needs identified by the Southern Rockies LCC...
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May 17, 2012: BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- The Bureau of Reclamation today released a technical memorandum titled "Technical Memorandum C - Quantification of Water Demand Scenarios".The memorandum updates information published in Interim Report No.1 - Technical...
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May 16, 2012: WASHINGTON - Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced a new online tool for western water managers and the public to help increase accessibility of science-based information and understanding of how climate variations will impact...
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May 16, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Visitors to national wildlife refuges are concerned about the impact of climate change on America's fish, wildlife and plants - as well as the habitat that supports them, a new survey just released by the U.S.Fish and Wildlife...
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May 16, 2012: BOSTON, Mass. -- Two and a half years after its founding, the University of Massachusetts Boston's Collaborative Institute for Oceans, Climate, and Security (CIOCS) is hosting the world's first global conference on oceans, climate, and...
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May 16, 2012: RESTON, Va. -- Climate change projections indicate a steady increase in temperature progressing through the 21st century, generally resulting in snowpack reductions, changes to the timing of snowmelt, altered streamflows, and reductions in soil...
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May 9, 2012: SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- A recent study published by an international research team working at UC Santa Barbara's National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis (NCEAS) has found that loss of biodiversity impacts the environment as...
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May 9, 2012: LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Treva Henio said she was inspired to pursue a degree in range science after working for nearly 10 years as the manager of a veterinary hospital and witnessing cases of livestock diagnosed with plant toxicity and poor...
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May 7, 2012: BOISE, Idaho, May 7 -- Water is the lifeblood of Idaho's economic and environmental wellbeing and finding solutions to sustaining this valuable resource for future generations is at the cornerstone of the Henrys Fork Basin Study which is built...
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May 4, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan and Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes today announced that collaboration between the agencies is again providing funds to improve the efficiency of agricultural water use...
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May 3, 2012: WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Reclamation and the U.S.Fish and Wildlife Service are pleased to announce that Genevieve Johnson has been selected as Coordinator for the Desert Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC).Johnson will provide ongoing...
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May 3, 2012: BERKELEY, Calif. -- University of California, Berkeley, scientists are drilling into ancient sediments at the bottom of Northern California's Clear Lake for clues that could help them better predict how today's plants and animals will adapt to...
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May 2, 2012: WASHINGTON − Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation has selected $32.2 million in WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants and Title XVI Projects and Feasibility Studies to stretch water...
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May 2, 2012: ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to a new study from an international research team. The study is the first...
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May 2, 2012: BELLINGHAM, Wash. -- Loss of biodiversity appears to impact ecosystems as much as climate change, pollution and other major forms of environmental stress, according to a new study from an international research team headed by Western Washington...
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May 2, 2012: BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Over the last two decades, there has been growing concern that very high rates of modern extinction - loss of plant and animal species due to habitat destruction, overharvesting and other human-caused environmental changes -...
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April 26, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack and Interior Secretary Ken Salazar today outlined the federal government's readiness for the wildland fire season to ensure protection for communities and restoration of forests and public lands...
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April 23, 2012: MANHATTAN, Kan. -- In a world of changing weather and rainfall patterns, engineers face challenges when designing stormwater management systems. A Kansas State University team is researching how climate change is affecting rainfall and weather...
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April 20, 2012: CROWLEY, La. -- Officials with the LSU AgCenter and the Louisiana Department of Agriculture and Forestry met on April 18 with representatives of the Kellogg Co.to work on details for a Master Rice Grower program that will encourage sustainable...
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April 17, 2012: PULLMAN, Wash. -- The Ice Age is my favorite bit of Earth history, a time when mammoths, giant beavers and saber tooth tigers roamed the world.I was so impressed by the Ice Age when I was a child reading about it in the school library that I...
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April 17, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a cooperative partnership with the U.S.Department of Agriculture and Canada's Department of Agriculture and Agri-Food that will promote agroforestry to help landowners improve...
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April 16, 2012: WASHINGTON -- As part of President Obama's all-of-the-above strategy to develop American energy, the Department of the Interior, the Department of the Army, and the Department of Energy have significantly advanced potential development of...
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April 9, 2012: LUBBOCK, Texas -- Researchers at Texas Tech University's Llano River Field Station in Junction recently received a $1.1 million grant from the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to develop a watershed protection plan for the Upper Llano...
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April 6, 2012: TEMPE, Ariz. -- Long-term ecological findings reported today in a special section of the journal BioScience show as temperatures increase in snowy ecosystems, more water is lost to the atmosphere than first predicted.Also, in drier ecosystems,...
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April 5, 2012: RESTON, Va. -- Almost all the sediment-associated chemical concentrations found in 131 of the nation's rivers that drain to the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf Coasts are lower than worldwide averages, according to a new study by the USGS.These...
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April 2, 2012: ARLINGTON, Va. -- The National Science Foundation issued the following press release: That's one of the results geoscientists report today in a paper published in the journal Earth and Planetary Science Letters. The researchers arrived at...
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March 30, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Revenue from leases for offshore oil and gas development in federal waters helped states build or improve 198 parks across the country in 2011, ranging from establishing a new park on Texas' most pristine river, to protecting and...
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March 27, 2012: RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Each of us needs to drink two to four liters of water each day.To produce one kilogram of wheat, about 1500 liters of water are needed.But ten times this amount of water are required to produce just one kilogram of...
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March 23, 2012: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- A Colorado State University researcher is leading an international team of scientists in examining the likely effects of climate change on vulnerable and ecologically important cloud forests in the world's tropical...
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March 22, 2012: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Chenjie Wu, an engineering student, had the data.Jonathan Pitchford, a wildlife scientist, had the question. Together, with help from biologists, hydrologists and other experts from across West Virginia University, they...
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March 21, 2012: WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that Interior’s Bureau of Reclamation is providing $2.4 million in funding for comprehensive water studies in California, Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, New Mexico and...
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March 21, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will announce a new U.S.Water Partnership (USWP) in Washington D.C.on Thursday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m.The USWP is a public-private partnership formed to share U.S.knowledge, leverage and...
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March 19, 2012: LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- Eddy County and New Mexico have one of the most variable rainfall climates in the world.In the last 10 years, the area has seen three years of good rainfall and three years of drought conditions. New Mexico State...
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March 15, 2012: WASHINGTON -- For the first time in four years, no area of the country faces a high risk of major to record spring flooding, largely due to the limited winter snowfall, according to NOAA's annual Spring Outlook, which forecasts the potential...
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March 14, 2012: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Human beings have had a complex, ever-changing relationship with water for the past 10,000 years.Long before water became an anonymous commodity at the end of a faucet, people revered water and treasured it to an extent...
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March 13, 2012: ATLANTA -- American households waste more than 1 trillion gallons of water each year due to leaky pipes, toilets, showerheads and other fixtures, but fixing leaks can be easy and inexpensive.During the 4th annual Fix a Leak Week, March 12-18,...
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March 9, 2012: ARLINGTON, Va. -- The following is part six in a series on the National Science Foundation's Science, Engineering and Education for Sustainability (SEES) investment.Visit parts one, two, three, four, and five in this series. Cherokee Marsh,...
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March 9, 2012: LOS LUNAS, N.M. - It takes a community to fight an infestation of noxious weeds.Only through a coordinated effort can these villains that threaten agricultural production be managed. The first step in controlling noxious weeds is to gain an...
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March 6, 2012: GAINESVILLE, Fla. - Florida homeowners can now test different water-saving lawn irrigation systems by using a free web application recently released by the University of Florida. The interactive lawn irrigation tool creates a virtual lawn so...
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March 5, 2012: PUYALLUP, Wash. - In organic agriculture, nutritional building blocks like nitrogen, carbon and phosphorous are introduced via organic matter to improve soil over time.But when these nutrients are released as gases into the air or in stormwater...
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March 2, 2012: FARGO, N.D. -- The North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute announced its Graduate Research Fellowship recipients for the year 2012-13.Fellowships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 were awarded to 13 graduate students, including 10 doctoral...
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February 28, 2012: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation announces the availability of an additional $2.5 million for award under the CALFED Bay-Delta Program: CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grants.Under the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), a...
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February 27, 2012: MERCED, Calif. -- UC Merced Professor Lara Kueppers is studying how trees in the mountains of Colorado will adapt to climate change Climate change is leading to higher temperatures around the world, forcing plants, trees and animals to adapt...
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February 27, 2012: COLUMBIA, Mo. -- For nearly a year, the Midwest and southwest United States have experienced drought and warmer than normal conditions.A University of Missouri expert is predicting no relief, as he expects drought and hot conditions to continue...
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February 23, 2012: LOS ANGELES -- U.S.Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District and Los Angeles County officials broke ground Feb.22 on a project designed to restore degraded habitat in the San Fernando Valley. Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky, Public Works Deputy...
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February 22, 2012: SACRAMENTO -- The Bureau of Reclamation announces an additional $2.5 million is available to award under this program.Up to $7.5 million is now available under this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), and the federal funding cap has been...
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February 17, 2012: TEMPE, Ariz. -- Phoenix, the sixth largest U.S.city, is vulnerable to water shortages even without climate change because of heavy outdoor water use and fragmented governance, according to research conducted at the Decision Center for a Desert...
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February 16, 2012: PULLMAN, Wash., Feb.16 -- Since the dawn of science, scientists have been using models to visualize and explain the workings of the world.But where the earliest ideas might have been conveyed in something as simple as a cave painting,...
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February 15, 2012: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Agronomists, farmers and landowners can receive information on hot topics in soil health and conservation at the Bi-County Soil Conservation Workshop. The Feb.23 event, presented by Purdue Extension and the Soil and...
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February 14, 2012: FARGO, N.D. -- The North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute announced its Graduate Research Fellowship recipients for the year 2012-13.Fellowships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 were awarded to 13 graduate students, including 10 doctoral...
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February 13, 2012: MORRIS, Minn. -- Water management and conservation efforts are getting a boost at the University of Minnesota, Morris because of the efforts of student Jodie Roy '12, Brooks.Roy took on a new role with the Morris GreenCorps program, in which...
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February 13, 2012: WASHINGTON -- President Obama's fiscal year 2013 budget request of $11.5 billion for the Department of the Interior reflects fiscal discipline, identifying offsetting program reductions to maintain funding for core missions and strategic...
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February 9, 2012: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- Purdue Extension is offering workshops in northern Indiana Feb.14-15 to provide advice and updates on irrigation practices for the spring growing season. The "Irrigation Management and the Great Lakes Compact Update"...
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February 8, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced $50 million in funding for water infrastructure projects in the West including $30 million in funding for rural water construction projects.The funding will support a variety...
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February 2, 2012: Boise, Idaho -- The Bureau of Reclamation's Pacific Northwest Region and Washington State Department of Ecology reached a significant year-end milestone with the completion of the Yakima River Basin Study in 2011. It was one of three such...
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February 2, 2012: WASHINGTON, Calif -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new report, Increasing the Pace of Restoration and Job Creation on our National Forests, that outlines a strategy and series of actions for management on 193 million acres...
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January 31, 2012: PULLMAN, Wash. -- Nothing about Earth history is static or unchanging.That's particularly true of climate, and thereon hangs more than one interesting tale including recent news of a scientific advance in understanding how past climate has...
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January 27, 2012: LAS CRUCES, N.M. -- New Mexico State University's "Engineering New Mexico!" program will present a seminar on "Wells, Pumps, Etc.," on Feb.11 to help improve water management during the ongoing drought in Southern New Mexico. The seminar,...
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January 20, 2012: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan announced today that the U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) is awarding 26 grants for research, education and extension efforts that will help to inform science-based...
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January 19, 2012: WASHINGTON -- In partnership with state, tribal, and federal agency partners, the Obama Administration today released the first draft national strategy to help decision makers and resource managers prepare for and help reduce the impacts of...
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January 18, 2012: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The U.S.Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation issued the following press release: The Bureau of Reclamation, in cooperation with the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), announces the availability...
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January 9, 2012: GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Unprecedented levels of greenhouse gases in the Earth's atmosphere are disrupting normal patterns of glaciation, according to a study co-authored by a University of Florida researcher and published online Jan.8 in Nature...
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December 22, 2011: ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- More than 3,000 gallons of Huron River water were trucked to the University of Michigan campus recently to create 150 mini-Hurons that are used to study how environmental changes affect freshwater habitats like rivers and...
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December 20, 2011: REDDING, Calif. -- California's landscapes are under siege from a host of threats.Catastrophic wildfires, climate change, invasive species and increasing human population put our ecosystems at risk.The U.S.Forest Service has recognized and...
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December 19, 2011: RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- When climatic patterns shift, the spatial distribution of croplands, habitats and fish populations soon follows, significantly impacting agriculture and food production.For example, droughts, floods and storms frequently...
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December 16, 2011: LAS VEGAS -- During the annual Colorado River Water Users Association Conference today, Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Water and Science Anne Castle announced the release of a report on the effectiveness of the Department of the...
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December 13, 2011: DAVIS, Calif. -- Grapevines and native plants are a fine blend for the environment, suggests a team of researchers led by a plant ecologist at the University of California, Davis. According to their research, reported in the online journal...
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December 13, 2011: WASHINGTON -- Master Gardeners, agriculture and water usage researchers, gathered in the frosty morning air Dec.6 at Texas A & M AgriLife Research Center in El Paso, Texas.They to discussed gardening plans for 2012 and water usage within the...
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December 8, 2011: A WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Feasibility Studies funding opportunity is now available for non-federal government entities, Indian tribes, water districts, wastewater districts or rural water districts in the 17 western...
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December 5, 2011: WASHINGTON -- The Gulf Coast Ecosystem Restoration Task Force today released its final strategy for long term ecosystem restoration for the Gulf Coast, following extensive feedback from citizens throughout the region.EPA Administrator and Task...
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December 1, 2011: SACRAMENTO -- The California Department of Water Resources, U.S.Environmental Protection Agency, Resources Legacy Fund, and U.S.Army Corps of Engineers today released a publication to assist water resource managers.The Climate Change Handbook...
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November 30, 2011: MERCED, Calif. -- Less water used by trees would result in more runoff, which could benefit farmers and water managers statewide; Project will examine impacts on forest health and other ecosystem services Runoff from the Sierra Nevada, a...
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November 30, 2011: GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As global temperatures continue to rise at an accelerated rate due to deforestation and the burning of fossil fuels, natural stores of carbon in the Arctic are cause for serious concern, researchers say. In an article...
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November 29, 2011: BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- The Bureau of Reclamation is announcing the initiation of Phase 4 of the Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study: Development and Evaluation of Opportunities for Balancing Water Supply and Demand.The Colorado...
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November 29, 2011: PULLMAN, Wash. -- Earth's biological and physical processes are interrelated and react to each other.Spew some carbon dioxide from your car and the ocean warms, which causes a little more evaporation, a few more clouds - and a bit more snow in...
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November 29, 2011: DURHAM, N.H. -- Scientists at the University of New Hampshire's Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) have been funded by NASA to improve estimates of how melting mountain glaciers around the globe will contribute to sea...
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November 21, 2011: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Colorado State University archaeology Professor Christopher Fisher and geography Professor Stephen Leisz have used LiDAR (Light Detection and Radar) technology to document thousands of architectural features from an...
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November 16, 2011: BOISE, Idaho -- The Bureau of Reclamation and Washington State Department of Ecology today released a Draft Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PEIS) for the Yakima River Basin Integrated Water Resource Management Plan (Integrated...
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November 16, 2011: FRESNO, Calif. -- Claims that California farmers are wasteful and inefficient in managing their water supplies are inaccurate, according to a new report released by the Center for Irrigation Technology (CIT) at California State University,...
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November 16, 2011: WASHINGTON -- U.S.Forest Service scientists contributed to a far-reaching report that will help land managers make decisions about how forests are best managed to help offset carbon emissions, including the use of forest biomass for energy.The...
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November 14, 2011: VALLEJO, Calif. -- California's landscapes are under siege from a host of threats.Catastrophic wildfire, climate change, invasive species and increasing human population put these delicate ecosystems at risk.The U.S.Forest Service has...
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November 13, 2011: COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Increases in air pollution and other particulate matter in the atmosphere can strongly affect cloud development in ways that reduce precipitation in dry regions or seasons, while increasing rain, snowfall and the intensity...
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November 10, 2011: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. -- It is not an uncommon sight.Lakes and streams that were once safe to swim or fish in are now off limits to human contact.The threat is most likely a toxin-called microcystin-produced by blue-green algae. Steven Wilhelm,...
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November 8, 2011: WASHINGTON -- Scientists at the U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) are leading the way in learning more about "biochar," the charred biomass created from wood, other plant material, and manure. The studies by Agricultural Research Service...
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November 7, 2011: WASHINGTON -- A Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program grant funding opportunity is now available through WaterSMART. The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking sponsors of congressionally authorized Title XVI projects to request cost-shared...
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November 7, 2011: WASHINGTON -- WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant funding opportunity is now available. The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking proposals from states, Indian tribes, irrigation districts, water districts and other organizations with water...
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November 7, 2011: ATHENS, Ga. -- A technology developed on the University of Georgia campus in Tifton that helps farmers improve yields and conserve water just got easier for farmers to use, says a UGA irrigation specialist. Crops need water from rain or...
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November 4, 2011: WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking comments on the draft WaterSMART Cooperative Watershed Management Program Funding Opportunity Announcement.The draft Funding Opportunity Announcement was published in the Federal Register and...
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November 3, 2011: FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Tom Brown of the USDA Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station and his team, Colorado State University Professor Jorge Ramirez and recent CSU graduate Romano Foti, received recognition by Colorado Gov.John...
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November 3, 2011: WASHINGTON -- The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking eligible non-federal entities interested in participating in the 2012 Basin Studies under the WaterSMART Program.Eligible partners include states, tribes, water districts, cities and other...
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November 2, 2011: WASHINGTON -- USGS scientists and academic colleagues investigated how California's interconnected San Francisco Bay and Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta (the Bay-Delta system) is expected to change from 2010 to 2099 in response to both fast and...
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November 2, 2011: LEXINGTON, Ky. -- When was the last time you really paid attention to your tap water or studied the label of a commercial bottle of water? Fortunately for all of us, there are researchers, advocates and environmentalists who do just that every...
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November 1, 2011: SEATTLE -- Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG) is the recipient of a Community Action for a Renewed Environment grant (CARE) for $100,000 from the U.S.Environmental Protection Agency.DRCC/TAG will use the grant...
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October 31, 2011: WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor has announced that $1,509,000 has been awarded for seven new projects under the Desalination and Water Purification Research Program. The awards include five research and...
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October 31, 2011: FORT HOOD, Texas -- With Texas facing constraints on its water supplies and a statewide drought, Fort Hood's Directorate of Public Works and Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare Recreation are working together on an alternative for the...
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October 27, 2011: WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Senior policy officials from the Department of the Army, the U.S.Army Corps of Engineers, the Department of the Interior, the Environmental Protection Agency and the State of Florida, including the South Florida Water...
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October 26, 2011: TEMPLE, Texas -- Last week's dust storm in Lubbock was a startling reminder of how skies across much of the nation often looked in the 1930s before the creation of federal and state conservation programs. "The ongoing severe statewide drought,...
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October 26, 2011: WASHINGTON -- What will Earth's climate be like in a decade--or sooner? And what will it be like where you live and around the globe? National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded scientists are working to find answers. NSF and other federal...
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October 25, 2011: LAS CRUCES, N.M., Oct.25 -- New Mexico State University is hosting the 2011 Southwest Turfgrass Association conference where participants will learn how to keep their turf healthy in the dry Southwest climate and will also get the chance to...
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October 24, 2011: WASHINGTON -- Only one of four large regions of the United States showed a significant relationship between carbon dioxide (CO2) in the atmosphere and the size of floods over the last 100 years.This was in the southwestern region, where floods...
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October 21, 2011: FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Oct.21 -- The sand dunes among which Navajos have eked out austere livings for generations are growing fast and becoming mobile as the climate changes, says U.S.Geological Survey geologist Dr.Margaret Hiza Redsteer, whose...
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October 20, 2011: HONOLULU, Oct.20 -- The Hawaiian Islands have one of the most diverse rainfall patterns on earth.One of the most frequently cited publication on Hawaii's environment is the Rainfall Atlas of Hawaii, first published in 1986, by UH Manoa...
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October 19, 2011: FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Oct.19 -- Florida Atlantic University science and engineering researchers within the Charles E.Schmidt College of Science and College of Engineering and Computer Science today released a study indicating that climate...
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October 19, 2011: WASHINGTON, Oct.19 -- Studies of future climate change scenarios on the Great Lakes have pointed to falling water levels, but a new NOAA study gives a more optimistic outlook. Scientists at the NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research...
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October 19, 2011: LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct.19 -- A climate research program led by Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego scientists that has spent more than a decade understanding California's climate risks has been extended to broaden its emphasis in...
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October 18, 2011: WASHINGTON, Oct.18 -- EPA’s Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program awarded nine grants to support research to study the role and effects of black carbon. The research will analyze the impacts of black carbon on air and water quality,...
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October 18, 2011: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct.18 -- Researchers are developing detailed models to predict how populations behave during hurricane evacuations to better plan for the disasters. The models will be used by public policymakers to improve how...
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October 18, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct.18 -- The Bureau of Reclamation has awarded more than $530,000 in federal funds for the Water Conservation Field Service Grants Program during Fiscal Year 2011.With combined local cost-share contributions, more than $3.8...
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October 14, 2011: GAINESVILLE, Fla., Oct.14 -- A federal official working toward energy independence and maintaining air, water and soil quality amid climate change will be the featured speaker at an annual gathering of public land and water managers from around...
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October 13, 2011: LUBBOCK, Texas, Oct.13 -- Texas Tech University researchers are part of a water conservation team that has received $500,000 from the USDA's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS).The Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) provides three...
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October 13, 2011: HONOLULU, Oct.13 -- As part of the 2011 APEC activities in Honolulu, the APEC Climate Center is holding its annual symposium at the East West Center's Keoni Auditorium, October 17-20.The local host for the symposium is the University of Hawaii...
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October 12, 2011: FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct.12 -- The 22nd annual South Platte River Forum will be held Wednesday, Oct.19, and Thursday, Oct.20, at the Plaza Conference Center, 1900 Ken Pratt Blvd., Longmont.The forum, "Making River Music," will examine issues...
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October 11, 2011: LINCOLN, Neb., Oct.11 -- This summer's exceptional drought in Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas is a startling reminder of the serious economic, environmental and social impacts of this natural disaster.As droughts become more frequent and intense in...
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October 11, 2011: RIVERSIDE, Calif., Oct.11 -- A University of California, Riverside assistant professor of chemical and environmental engineering has received a $450,000 grant to study the impact of air-polluting black carbon particles as a way to mitigate...
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October 11, 2011: HONOLULU, Oct.11 -- Scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have projected an increased frequency of heavy rainfall events, but a decrease in rainfall intensity during the next 30 years (2011-2040) for the southern shoreline of Oahu,...
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October 7, 2011: NEW YORK, Oct.7 -- The NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology Center (NOAA-CREST) has begun its second decade of operation, supported by a new five-year, $15 million grant from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...
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October 7, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct.7 -- The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review environmental documents on canal improvements in the Fresno Irrigation District, which would be partially funded with a grant from the WaterSMART...
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October 7, 2011: WASHINGTON, Oct.7 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced three universities selected to host the Department of the Interior's Climate Science Centers (CSCs) for the Northeast, South Central, and Pacific Islands regions.The...
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October 7, 2011: WASHINGTON, Oct.7 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the selection of the University of Hawaii-Manoa in Honolulu to host the Department of the Interior's Pacific Islands Climate Science Center (CSC), with the University of...
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October 7, 2011: WASHINGTON, Oct.7 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the selection of the University of Oklahoma to host the Department of the Interior's South Central Climate Science Center, joined by CSC consortium partners Texas Tech...
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October 7, 2011: AMHERST, Mass., Oct.7 -- Today in Washington, D.C., Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the University of Massachusetts Amherst has been chosen to lead a consortium of seven universities and host a major new center, the...
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October 6, 2011: WASHINGTON, Oct.6 -- America's wetlands declined slightly from 2004-2009, underscoring the need for continued conservation and restoration efforts, according to a report issued today by the Department of the Interior's U.S.Fish and Wildlife...
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October 6, 2011: FORT COLLINS, Colo., Oct.6 -- The U.S.Bureau of Reclamation has awarded Colorado State University biology Professor LeRoy Poff and his team $105,000 for their two-year research project on the effects of climate change on stream...
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October 5, 2011: The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Bureau of Reclamation are pleased to announce that Kevin Johnson has been selected as Coordinator for the Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperative. Kevin will provide ongoing facilitation...
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October 3, 2011: WASHINGTON, Oct.3 -- The Department of the Interior today released a report that assesses the status of scientific information available to help understand the impacts of climate change and other stressors on U.S.freshwater resources and calls...
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September 30, 2011: SACRAMENTO -- The Bureau of Reclamation has released final environmental documents for canal and pump station improvements in the Firebaugh Canal Water District, which will be partially funded with a grant from the WaterSMART Program. The...
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September 30, 2011: MOSCOW, Idaho, Sept.30 -- The 11th annual Distinguished American Indian Speakers Series welcomes Dr.Daniel R.Wildcat for a lecture that will focus on fighting global warming.His presentation takes place on Wednesday, Oct.19 at 7 p.m., in the...
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September 29, 2011: ALBUQUEQUE, N.M., Sept.29 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that a proposed 570-acre national wildlife refuge on a former dairy farm just a few miles south of New Mexico's largest metropolitan area has been approved.As...
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September 29, 2011: DENVER, Sept.29 -- At a recognition event today, the U.S.EPA, Colorado Springs Utilities and the Colorado Water Conservation Board recognized Gold Hill Mesa builder GJ Gardner Northgate for building the first WaterSense labeled home in the...
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September 26, 2011: WASHINGTON, Sept.26 -- Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L.Connor has announced the Contra Costa Water District has been awarded a $150,000 grant through the Department of the Interior's WaterSMART program to complete a system...
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September 20, 2011: Washington, Sept 20 - -Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor has announced that the Hidalgo County Irrigation District, No. 2 in Texas received $300,000 and Owyhee Irrigation District in Malheur County, Oregon, has received...
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September 20, 2011: WASHINGTON, Sept.20 -- The U.S.Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the state of Nebraska have agreed to expand the eligible land available to enroll in the Platte-Republican Resources Area Conservation Reserve Enhancement Program (CREP).The...
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September 19, 2011: HUNTINGTON, W.Va., Sept.19 -- Marshall University will host a conference next week focusing on the economic and ecological potential of water resources in the Ohio River Basin. The conference, "Ohio River Basin: 200 Years after the Voyage of...
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September 19, 2011: WARREN, Mich., Sept.19 -- With budgets falling and thousands of troops scheduled to redeploy back home, commanders in the field are striving to become more efficient with resource-saving measures such as the Shower Water Reuse System. The SWRS...
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September 16, 2011: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept.16 -- Nearly 150 U.S.and Chinese researchers will tackle the challenge of fueling two of the world's largest economies while also reducing greenhouse gas emissions as part of an inaugural conference this month on the...
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September 16, 2011: WASHINGTON, Sept.16 -- NOAA's just-completed first edition VDatum tool will allow users to combine and transform geospatial data from different sources onto a single vertical reference surface, removing the largest obstacle GIS users face when...
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September 12, 2011: WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 -- Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced $1.2 million in WaterSMART funding for nine applied science projects to assist management decisions for the Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape...
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September 8, 2011: Sept 8 -- La Niña, which contributed to extreme weather around the globe during the first half of 2011, has re-emerged in the tropical Pacific Ocean and is forecast to gradually strengthen and continue into winter. Today, forecasters with...
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September 8, 2011: KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Sept.8 -- The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will play a key role in finding solutions to what the National Science Foundation (NSF) has deemed the "most important,...
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September 6, 2011: WASHINGTON, Sept.6 -- Water managers throughout the country are increasingly using outputs from climate models in research and to help support their long-term management decisions.In the Aug.2nd issue of Eos, Transactions, American Geophysical...
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September 1, 2011: WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- As part of the overall federal response to Hurricane Irene, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) can help communities address watershed impairments which might cause imminent...
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August 29, 2011: WASHINGTON, D.C., Aug. 29 -- Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced today that two additional projects have been selected to receive a total of $1.3 million in Fiscal Year 2011 WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency...
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August 29, 2011: ARLINGTON, Va., Aug. 29 -- While Hurricane Irene had officials along the East Coast preparing for mass evacuations, scientists at the Stroud Water Research Center and the University of Delaware were grabbing their best data collection tools and...
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August 26, 2011: LA JOLLA, Calif., Aug. 26 -- The Center for Environment and National Security (CENS) at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego, will bring together representatives from key science, finance and government sectors to consider the...
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August 23, 2011: TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 23 -- For many people, the word "desert" conjures up an image of vast stretches of barren sand. Those who live in the Sonoran Desert know that desert ecosystems are much more diverse than that. But how many of us connect...
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August 22, 2011: ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 22 -- Faced with increasing risks of intense storms, heat stress, clean water availability and economic hardship, municipal leaders are seeking high-quality, location-specific analyses to help plan for climate change...
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August 21, 2011: WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 -- If you'd like to cool off fast in hot summer weather, take a dip in a newly discovered ocean current called the North Icelandic Jet (NIJ). You'd need to be far, far below the sea's surface near Iceland, however, to reach...
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August 19, 2011: NEW YORK, Aug. 19 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Paul Smith's College in the Adirondacks a $332,869 grant to implement a recreational boat inspection program that will prevent the spread of aquatic invasive species -...
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August 17, 2011: CHICAGO, Aug. 17 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded eight Wisconsin organizations and agencies $3,754,554 in grants under the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. These grants are among 70 grants totaling nearly $30...
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August 17, 2011: EAST LANSING, Mich., Aug. 17 -- Climate and growing seasons are changing, and a Michigan State University professor is helping farmers adapt to those changes. Ask farmers if they believe in climate change and political views tend to temper...
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August 16, 2011: WASHINGTON, Aug. 16 -- The USDA Forest Service recently awarded $726,000 to organizations in New York, Texas and Illinois for projects advancing understanding of the relationships between the urban forest, climate change and public health. The...
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August 11, 2011: WASHINGTON, Aug 11 -- Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor today released five appraisal reports for projects in Colorado, Montana, Nebraska and South Dakota under the Rural Water Supply Program. These appraisal reports are the...
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August 11, 2011: AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 11 -- Ice and frozen ground at the North and South Poles are affected by climate-change-induced warming, but the consequences of thawing at each pole differ due to the geography and geology, according to a Penn State...
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August 11, 2011: WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Aug. 11, 2011 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced $100 million in financial assistance to acquire permanent easements from eligible landowners in four counties and assist with wetland restoration on...
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August 9, 2011: EAST LANSING, Mich., Aug. 9 -- Lakes, streams and wetlands are not isolated ecosystems, and a Michigan State University professor and her colleagues are pioneering a new field of research to show just how interconnected they are to their...
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August 9, 2011: KINGSTON, R.I., Aug. 9 -- When beavers dam a stream, they create wetlands that provide important habitat but may also generate methane gas, one of the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change. To examine the affect these ponds have on...
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August 3, 2011: RIVERSIDE, Calif., Aug. 3 -- Water, an increasingly critical resource in the world, factors prominently in turfgrass research. Since the first edition of "Turfgrass Water Conservation," a widely used reference, was released in 1985, the science...
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August 1, 2011: Sacramento, Calif., August 1 -- The Bureau of Reclamation announced today that the sponsors of 13 projects have been awarded $2.12 million to fund feasibility studies that assess the opportunity for reclamation and reuse of wastewater and...
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August 1, 2011: HONOLULU, Aug. 1 -- The University of Hawaii issued the following news release: Chittaranjan Ray, Professor of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Interim Director of the Water Resources Research Center at the University of Hawaii at Manoa,...
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July 29, 2011: GALENA, Mo., July 29 -- Hot, dry weather has put lawns to the test this summer. As a result, many homeowners are attempting to keep their lawns active and alive by irrigating. It's normal for cool-season grasses such as fescue and bluegrass to...
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July 28, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 28 -- The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the Central Dublin Recycled Water Distribution and...
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July 26, 2011: WASHINGTON, July 26, 2011 -- Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor has announced the selection of seven applied science projects to receive $1.2 million funding for the enhancement of water resource management in a changing...
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July 25, 2011: WASHINGTON, July 25 -- Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor has announced that four projects have been awarded $2.09 million to accelerate the adoption and use of innovative advanced water treatment technologies that increase...
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July 22, 2011: LUBBOCK, Texas, July 22 -- In the battle against the state's prolonged and brutal drought, Texas Tech University agricultural researchers have released two new farmer-friendly computer tools that save scarce irrigation water and boost bottom...
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July 21, 2011: STORRS, Conn., July 21 -- The familiar slogan of environmentalists "Think Globally, Act Locally" is becoming a surprisingly accurate descriptor of how people are reacting to climate change, according to a study underway by a political scientist...
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July 20, 2011: WASHINGTON, DC, July 20, 2011 — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the Bureau of Reclamation is providing $2.7 million in funding for studies in California, Kansas, Nebraska, Oregon, Utah and Texas through the U.S....
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July 15, 2011: WASHINGTON – July 15, 2011 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced today that 14 communities, many with populations that are predominately Alaska Native, will receive $23.6 million through the Rural Alaska Village Grant program to fund...
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July 14, 2011: WASHINGTON, July 14 -- There is literally a way to undercut dust emissions in the very driest parts of the Pacific Northwest's Columbia Plateau region, according to a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist. Brenton Sharratt, research...
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July 13, 2011: SEATTLE, July 13 -- Rice - which provides nearly half the daily calories for the world's population - could become adapted to climate change and some catastrophic events by colonizing its seeds or plants with the spores of tiny naturally...
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July 7, 2011: WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The United States has 751 million acres of forests that have remained remarkably stable during the past 50 years, according to the U.S. Forest Service's 2010 National Report on Sustainable Forests that was released...
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July 1, 2011: GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., July 1 -- Reconstruction of Battlement Reservoir # 3 will begin on Wednesday July 6, 2011. This will be the third and final phase in the Battlement Reservoir Project, a project that began in 2001. The initial work is to...
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July 1, 2011: KINGSTON, R.I., July 1 -- Tiny marine organisms called zooplankton can use specialized adaptations that allow them to hide from predators in areas of the ocean where oxygen levels are so low that almost nothing can survive, but they may run...
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June 29, 2011: BOULDER CITY, Nev, June 29 -- The Bureau of Reclamation has issued a Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) on a proposal to provide grant funding through the Water Conservation Field Services Program (WCFSP) to the City of St. George and...
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June 29, 2011: DURHAM, N.H., June 29 -- Researchers from the University of New Hampshire (UNH) have been awarded a $650,063 competitive federal grant from NASA to support work using satellite remote sensing data that will help identify regions in the northern...
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June 28, 2011: MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, June 28 -- A new database of plants' traits will help scientists around the world learn more about how climate change is affecting ecosystems. The availability of plant trait data in the unified global database promises...
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June 27, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Worldwide, 2010 was one of the two warmest years on record according to the 2010 State of the Climate report, which NOAA released today. The peer-reviewed report, issued in coordination with the American Meteorological...
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June 24, 2011: BALTIMORE, June 24 -- A new federal partnership aims to stimulate regional and local economies, create local jobs, improve quality of life, and protect Americans’ health by revitalizing urban waterways in under-served communities across the...
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June 22, 2011: FORT COLLINS, Colo., June 22 -- The School of Global Environmental Sustainability at Colorado State University has named the 2011-2012 awards for Global Challenges Research Teams, or GCRTs, and Resident Faculty Fellows. In a move to encourage...
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June 22, 2011: DAVIS, Calif., June 22 -- Climate change must receive serious consideration as officials contemplate whether to relicense hydroelectric projects throughout California, advises a watershed scientist at UC Davis. "Given the rapidity of climate...
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June 21, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Researchers at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. recently found a way to improve electricity generating fuel cells, potentially making them more efficient, powerful and less expensive. Specifically, they discovered a way...
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June 17, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011— U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White today announced that six projects in four states were selected through the Cooperative Conservation Partnership...
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June 15, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 15 -- The Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation is seeking proposals for applied science projects that can help resource managers develop adaptive strategies to mitigate the impacts of climate change, drought,...
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June 15, 2011: WASHINGTON, D.C., June 15 - The Desert and Southern Rockies Landscape Conservation Cooperatives are continuing their work to implement a collaborative, science-based response to climate change by naming their Steering Committees. The purpose of...
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June 15, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., June 15 - The Bureau of Reclamation has made available for public review and comment a Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI) for the South San Joaquin Irrigation District (District)...
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June 10, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 10, 2011— Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) will provide $3 million in Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program funds to five western states...
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June 9, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 9 -- A USGS study released today suggests that snowpack declines in the Rocky Mountains over the last 30 years are unusual compared to the past few centuries. Prior studies by the USGS and other institutions attribute the...
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June 7, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 7 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that $7 million will be available to eligible farmers, ranchers and private non-industrial forest landowners in 11 states to implement conservation practices on...
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June 6, 2011: WASHINGTON, D.C., June 6 -- The Bureau of Reclamation today released a report titled "Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study Interim Report No. 1." The reports and analysis prepared as components of the Study will better define...
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June 6, 2011: PROVIDENCE, R.I., June 6 -- White House Council on Environmental Quality Chair Nancy Sutley today joined U.S. Senators Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse, Governor Lincoln Chafee, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras, and local students to highlight...
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June 6, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 6 -- It is a very muddy trek from the small boat to the field site along Raccoon Creek near Bridgeport, N.J. Villanova University marine scientist Nathaniel Weston and his team are all carrying ladders and equipment as they...
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June 3, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the release of a new map that characterizes the health and condition of National Forest System lands in more than 15,000 watersheds across the country. The U.S. Forest...
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May 31, 2011: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., May 31 -- Yellow starthistle already causes millions of dollars in damage to pastures in western states each year, and as climate changes, land managers can expect the problem with that weed and others to escalate. When...
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May 25, 2011: WASHINGTON, May 25 -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced more than $7 million in Tribal Wildlife Grants that will go to 37 Native American Tribes in 16 states to fund a wide range of conservation projects. "Tribal lands provide...
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May 23, 2011: WASHINGTON, DC – Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes announced today that the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation has selected eight construction projects in California for funding under WaterSMART's Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse...
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May 19, 2011: WASHINGTON, DC — Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced today that the Bureau of Reclamation has selected 54 new projects in western states to receive a total of $24 million in WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants. Once...
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May 19, 2011: ALCALDE, N.M., May 19 -- It's one thing to have classroom lectures about the different aspects of a river, its watershed and ecosystem, and how water impacts a society, but it comes alive when students have hands-on activities on a field trip...
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May 18, 2011: WASHINGTON, May 18, 2011—Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes and Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan today announced that by working together to leverage monies for water delivery agencies and agricultural producers in...
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May 16, 2011: FORT COLLINS, Colo., May 16 -- Colorado State University's School of Global Environmental Sustainability is the host for this year's Colorado Conference on Earth System Governance May 17-20 at the university's Lory Student Center. Keynote...
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May 16, 2011: WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Cigarette smoking, forest fires and woodburning can release a chemical that may be at least partly responsible for human health problems related to smoke exposure, according to a new study by NOAA researchers and their...
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May 11, 2011: WASHINGTON, D.C., April 11 – The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to form an innovative...
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May 11, 2011: WASHINGTON, May 11 -- A senior scientist, a partner in an environmental law firm, and an academic were selected by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to lead the advisory committee that will produce the next National Climate...
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May 9, 2011: WASHINGTON, D.C., May 9, 2011 -- Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael Connor announced today the selection of nine Feasibility Studies for funding under WaterSMART's Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program in California, Oklahoma,...
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May 9, 2011: WASHINGTON, May 9 -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and its partners have launched an unprecedented series of 50 stories for 50 consecutive weekdays that explores the many ways accelerating climate change is impacting or may impact fish and...
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May 5, 2011: AMES, Iowa, May 5 -- The agricultural systems and processes that have developed in the past decades need to be re-examined, says an Iowa State University professor who has studied the issue for years. Cornelia Flora, distinguished professor in...
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May 3, 2011: WASHINGTON, May 3 -- Today Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes announced that a new geospatial website, "ChangeMatters," has made the Department of the Interior's satellite imagery of the world more easily accessible to the...
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April 28, 2011: MERCED, Calif., April 28 -- Dozens of students at the University of California, Merced, will be able to research new ways of increasing energy efficiency and protecting our environmental resources thanks to a $250,000 gift to the campus from...
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April 28, 2011: SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 28 -- A team of scientists has produced an innovative new study of the environmental impact of major urban ecosystems, published in the April issue of the journal Ecological Applications. The team includes Joseph...
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April 27, 2011: MONTICELLO, N.M., April 27 -- Dennis and Trudy O'Toole, who share interests in history and historic preservation, retired and moved to New Mexico from New Hampshire in 1998. But, long before they called the Monticello Box Ranch home,...
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April 27, 2011: WASHINGTON, April 27 -- The Director of U.S. Navy's Task Force Climate Change (TFCC) said today the Arctic Ocean has been experiencing a rapid change in climate, and that it will soon have potential impacts on the Navy. The Task Force is...
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April 25, 2011: WASHINGTON, D.C., April 25 – Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today released a report that assesses climate change risks and how these risks could impact water operations, hydropower, flood control, and fish and wildlife in the western...
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April 25, 2011: CORVALLIS, Ore., April 25 -- Amphibian declines around the world have forced many species to the brink of extinction, are much more complex than realized and have multiple causes that are still not fully understood, researchers conclude in a...
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April 25, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 25 -- The Bureau of Reclamation’s Central California Area Office will celebrate Water Awareness Month with garden tours at its American River Water Education Center (ARWEC). ARWEC is located near Folsom Dam at 7785...
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April 25, 2011: WASHINGTON, April 25 -- A solar-powered yellow buoy bobbing in the middle of Port Susan is collecting information that will help forecast migration conditions for Stillaguamish River chinook. The Stillaguamish Tribe's Natural Resources...
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April 22, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 22 -- The Bureau of Reclamation and the California Department of Water Resources (DWR) have made available for public review and comment the Draft Program Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report...
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April 22, 2011: DALLAS, April 22 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has awarded $171,897 to the New Mexico Environment Department to restore, protect and enhance water quality for Jaramillo Creek in North-central New Mexico. The project is a...
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April 21, 2011: ARLINGTON, Va., April 21 -- What tales they tell of their former lives, these old bones of sirenians, relatives of today's dugongs and manatees. And now, geologists have found, they tell of the waters in which they swam. While researching the...
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April 21, 2011: RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 21 -- While earthquakes, droughts, floods, and storms are natural hazards, "unnatural disasters" are the deaths and damages that result from human acts of omission or commission. But can unnatural disaster be prevented,...
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April 21, 2011: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 21 -- The Earth may be able to recover from rising carbon dioxide emissions faster than previously thought, according to evidence from a prehistoric event analyzed by a Purdue University-led team. When faced with...
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April 20, 2011: WASHINGTON, April 20, 2011 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that up to $10 million will be available to help eligible landowners in three states reduce flooding, restore wetlands and enhance wildlife habitat in the Red...
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April 19, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 19 -- The Bureau of Reclamation today announced the schedule for high-flow releases from Lewiston Dam into the Trinity River as part of the Trinity River Restoration Program. The official water year designation for the...
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April 18, 2011: WASHINGTON, April 18 -- Starting this Earth Day, April 22, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service will launch a series of 50 stories for 50 consecutive weekdays that will explore the many ways accelerating climate change is impacting or may impact...
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April 14, 2011: BOISE, Idaho, April 14 -- The Bureau of Reclamation and the Washington State Department of Ecology have completed the Cle Elum Fish Passage Facilities and Fish Reintroduction Project Final Environmental Impact Statement (FEIS) and it is...
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April 14, 2011: CORVALLIS, Ore., April 14 – A research group has concluded that forests and other terrestrial ecosystems in the lower 48 states can sequester up to 40 percent of the nation’s fossil fuel carbon emissions, a larger amount than previously...
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April 13, 2011: RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 13 -- A team of University of California, Riverside Bourns College of Engineering students placed first last week at an international environmental design competition for a system they created to clean hard, brackish...
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April 13, 2011: WASHINGTON, April 13 -- New research funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 will help city planners make better decisions about their urban trees for a range of benefits, including energy savings and improved access to...
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April 12, 2011: WASHINGTON, April 12 -- The Department of the Interior announced today that over the next six months, the Bureau of Reclamation expects to release a projected additional 3.33 million acre-feet (maf) of water from Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona...
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April 12, 2011: MANHATTAN, Kan., April 12 -- Natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and floods occur every year, but are they getting worse? A Kansas State University expert says not yet - but they could soon. Bimal Paul, professor of geography at...
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April 11, 2011: COLLEGE STATION, April 11, 2011 – A Texas A&M University geography professor is developing a drought-prediction system that could benefit everyone from ranchers in South Texas to weekend gardeners in Kansas. Steven Quiring has received a...
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April 8, 2011: MOSCOW, Idaho, April 8 – Romella Glorioso will discuss negative impacts of amenity migration during “Amenity Migration and Climate Change: Planning for Sustainable Living in High Amenity Mountain Communities” on Monday, April 11 from 3-5...
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April 8, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., April 8 -- Consistent with Department of the Interior guidance to continuously evaluate snowpack and reservoir levels within the Central Valley Project (CVP), the Bureau of Reclamation announces additional increases to...
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April 7, 2011: CLEMSON, S.C., April 7 — When communities face the threat of environmental catastrophe — earthquakes and tsunamis, landslides, droughts, toxic drinking water — the first people they look to for help typically aren't...
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April 7, 2011: COLLEGE STATION, April 7, 2011 – The drought situation in Texas has reached the critical stage, says a Texas A&M University atmospheric scientist who also serves as climatologist for Texas, and the U.S. Drought Monitor has designated parts of...
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April 6, 2011: YAKIMA, Wash., April 6 -- The Bureau of Reclamation and Washington State Department of Ecology will conduct public scoping meetings next month for a combined Planning Report/Programmatic Environmental Impact Statement (PR/PEIS) for an...
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April 5, 2011: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 5 -- Chemical changes in tree leaves subjected to warmer, drier conditions that could result from climate change may reduce the availability of soil nutrients, according to a Purdue University study. Jeff Dukes, an...
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April 4, 2011: EAST LANSING, Mich. — Monitoring oxygen levels in water has applications for oil spills, fish farming, brewing beer and more – and a professor at Michigan State University is poised to help supply that need. The concept of oxygen sensors...
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April 1, 2011: BOZEMAN, MT., April 1 -- The future of water in Montana, and how changes could affect the important resource, will be explored when the Burton K. Wheeler Center at Montana State University hosts its spring conference, "The Cost of Water: Who...
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March 31, 2011: YUMA, AZ., March 31 – An idled desalination plant demonstrated the potential to augment Lower Colorado River supplies during a pilot run over the past year, officials with the Bureau of Reclamation and cooperating water agencies announced...
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March 31, 2011: EL PASO, Texas., March 31 -- The Chihuahua Desert presents a parched landscape that takes in much of Southwest Texas, including El Paso and neighboring Juarez, Mexico. This region is thirsty turf managed by ranches, irrigation districts, an...
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March 30, 2011: BOZEMAN, Mont., March 30 - Mariah Mayfield sometimes flies over the upper Clark Fork River in a two-seater airplane. Other times, she floats down the river in a kayak, or walks for miles along its banks. It's all to track trout in one of the...
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March 25, 2011: EAST LANSING, Mich., March 25 -- Hydrologists from MSU’s Department of Geological Sciences will embark on an extensive river-sampling campaign to better understand the pathways and processes of nutrient- and pathogen-loading to the Great...
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March 22, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., March 22 -- The Bureau of Reclamation today announced an update to its Central Valley Project (CVP) Water Supply Allocation for the 2011 contract year. This updated allocation reflects improved precipitation and snowpack in...
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March 21, 2011: FRESNO, Calif., March 21 -- The Bureau of Reclamation has released a Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact on development of final phases of the Plum Basin Project, through partial funding to Tulare Irrigation...
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March 17, 2011: KANSAS CITY, Mo., March 17, 2011 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture has selected five partner proposals that will help restore, enhance and protect high-priority wetlands and improve wildlife habitat, Agriculture Under Secretary for Natural...
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March 15, 2011: WASHINGTON, Mar. 15, 2011 – Effective use of conservation practices and systems by farmers in the Chesapeake Bay watershed are reducing sediment and nutrient losses from cultivated cropland. Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released...
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March 11, 2011: COLUMBIA, Mo., March 11 -- Development in urban, suburban and even rural areas can often limit the variety of plant and animal life in these environments. In some cases, development also means an increase in exotic plants, which can ultimately...
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March 10, 2011: WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Forest Service and its partners released this morning the newest version of their free i-Tree software suite, designed to quantify the benefits of trees and assist communities in gaining support and funding for...
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March 9, 2011: WASHINGTON, D.C., Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor announced today the availability of three WaterSMART Funding Opportunity Announcements: System Optimization Review Grants, Advanced Water Treatment Pilot and Demonstration...
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March 9, 2011: RESTON, VA., March 9 -- Natural stream flow suits native trout populations best, according to a new study that is the first to examine the impacts of dam operations on threatened freshwater trout. The study appears in River Research and...
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March 7, 2011: BOISE, Idaho -- The Bureau of Reclamation's March 2011, Total Water Supply Available (TWSA) forecast for the Yakima Basin indicates a full water supply for both senior and junior water rights. "We are expecting a near normal water supply at...
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March 4, 2011: COLUMBIA, Mo., March 4 -- The University of Missouri is one of nine land-grant universities participating in a five-year research program focused on keeping Midwest corn-based cropping systems resilient in the face of future climate...
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March 4, 2011: ALAMOGORDO, N.M., March 4 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news release: It has already been a tough season for some crop growers this year, with an unusual cold snap sweeping through the state in early February leaving many...
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March 2, 2011: RIVERSIDE, Calif., March 2 -- Rice, which is sensitive to drought due to its high water requirement, is particularly vulnerable to how global climate change is altering the frequency and magnitude of floods and droughts. If rice plants'...
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March 2, 2011: PHILADELPHIA, March 2 -- Threats to sources of drinking water and public health for more than 15 million people in Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey and New York will be the focus of a high-level forum in Philadelphia and five satellite...
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March 2, 2011: SANTA BARBARA, Calif., March 2 -- Simply by eating the leaves of an invasive tree that soaks up river water, an Asian beetle may help to slow down water loss in the Southwestern United States. Two scientists from UC Santa Barbara, working with...
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February 25, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 -- Congressman Collin Peterson today announced that the Spring Brook Watershed project plan has been approved by USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) Chief Dave White. The project will receive $1million in...
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February 25, 2011: MOSCOW, Idaho, Feb. 25 -- Registration for the 4th annual President's Sustainability Symposium opens Friday, Feb. 25. The three-day event, which runs March 30 - April 1 at the University of Idaho, includes lectures, workshops, industry round...
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February 24, 2011: MOAB, Utah, February 24 — Drier conditions projected to result from climate change in the Southwest will likely reduce perennial vegetation cover and result in increased dust storm activity in the future, according to a new study by...
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February 24, 2011: ANCHORAGE, Ak., Feb. 24 -- The Department of the Interior held a ribbon-cutting ceremony today for its new Alaska Climate Science Center (CSC), which is being hosted in Anchorage by the University of Alaska Fairbanks. The ceremony for the...
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February 24, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 24 -- Wheat growers in the Southwest have a better idea about how to adjust to climate change in the decades ahead, thanks to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists in Arizona. Researchers with the USDA's...
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February 22, 2011: CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 22 -- Concerns over the future of water in the American West have prompted scientists from three Oregon universities to join together to study how climate change, human population growth and economic growth will impact...
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February 21, 2011: EAST LANSING, Mich., Feb. 21 -- Climate change is already having an effect on the safety of the world's food supplies and unless action is taken it's only going to get worse, a Michigan State University professor told a symposium at this year's...
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February 18, 2011: PULLMAN, Wash., Feb. 18 -- Helping one of the largest wheat producing regions in the world mitigate and successfully adapt to climate change is the focus of research that scientists from the University of Idaho, Washington State University and...
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February 18, 2011: MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 18 -- The University of Minnesota is one of 10 land-grant universities that will be involved in research on keeping Midwest corn-based cropping systems resilient in the face of future climate uncertainties....
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February 18, 2011: CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 18 -- Oregon State University has been named a partner on a $20 million grant to ensure the long-term viability of cereal-based farming in the inland Pacific Northwest amid a changing climate. OSU will receive $4 million...
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February 15, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today joined Canadian Ambassador Gary Doer in a ceremony at the Woodrow Wilson Center celebrating an agreement to protect the transboundary Flathead River Basin. The agreement reached...
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February 14, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The President's FY 2012 budget request of $1.7 billion for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) will focus funding on the agency's highest priority conservation initiatives, such as the America's Great Outdoors...
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February 14, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- President Obama's fiscal year 2012 Budget request of $12.2 billion for the Department of the Interior reflects fiscal discipline, setting priorities and cutting worthy programs, while investing responsibly to sustain the...
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February 14, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The President's proposed $1.1 billion budget for the U.S. Geological Survey in 2012 emphasizes cost-containment and program savings while investing in research and development programs to restore and protect the nation's...
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February 14, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- President Barack Obama's FY 2012 budget request released today includes a total of $1,018.4 billion for the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Reclamation (http://www.usbr.gov/). The President's request reflects his...
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February 14, 2011: MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 14 -- Agricultural runoff - fertilizers and manure from cultivated fields and feedlots, and sediment washed away by erosion - pollutes many U.S. lakes and rivers. Craig Cox of the Environmental Working Group will talk...
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February 11, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 -- The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking eligible non-federal entities interested in participating in a Basin Study under the WaterSMART Program. Those entities interested in proposing a Basin Study to Reclamation must submit...
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February 10, 2011: COOKEVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 10 -- Researchers investigating how large dams can affect local climates say dams have the clear potential to drastically alter local rainfall in some regions. A study by researchers at Tennessee Tech University, Purdue...
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February 10, 2011: AMHERST, Mass., Feb. 10 -- Using new, high-resolution global ocean circulation models, University of Massachusetts Amherst geoscientist Alan Condron, with Peter Winsor at the University of Alaska, report this week that massive glacial...
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February 10, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 -- The USDA Forest Service unveiled its proposed Forest Planning Rule today which would establish a new national framework to develop land management plans that protect water and wildlife and promote vibrant...
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February 7, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- U.S. Forest Service scientists are putting the wonders of climate change into the hands of middle school students through the latest edition of the Natural Inquirer, a science education journal that showcases in-depth...
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February 7, 2011: HONOLULU, Feb. 7 -- Earth's global temperature has been rising gradually over the last decades, but the warming has not been the same everywhere. Scientists are therefore trying to pin down how the warming has affected regional climates because...
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February 7, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- Information about this report can be found online (http://water.usgs.gov/wateravailability/greatlakes/). Though the Great Lakes are the largest freshwater system on Earth, the basin has the potential for local shortages,...
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February 3, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 -- New discoveries on how underwater ridges impact the ocean's circulation system will help improve climate projections. An underwater ridge can trap the flow of cold, dense water at the bottom of the ocean. Without the...
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February 2, 2011: MOSCOW, Idaho, Feb. 2 -- In his recent State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama noted that one government agency deals with salmon when it inhabits fresh water, while another agency oversees them in salt water. He quipped that "things...
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February 2, 2011: La JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 2 -- In a winter of unpredicted weather, a multiyear project to investigate the possible effects of air pollution on California's precipitation launches a new phase with a series of research flights that begin today...
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February 2, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 -- The U. S. Forest Service, today with partner organizations, the National Association of State Foresters and the American Forest Foundation, announce the U.S. celebration of the official United Nations International Year of...
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January 28, 2011: BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 28 -- The Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) set aside $200,000 this year for its Conservation Innovation Grant (CIG) program which funds projects that stimulate new strategies for resource conservation on...
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January 25, 2011: WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- An analysis of more than 50 years of records at the U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) premier mountain observatory in Idaho shows that climate warming is causing the rain/snow transition elevation to move...
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January 24, 2011: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan. 24 -- Disaster recovery, diabetes management, cancer prevention and sustainability are some of the research topics that Purdue University's Global Policy Research Institute will support through the organization's...
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January 21, 2011: FARMINGTON, N.M., Jan. 21 -- New Mexico State University's Farmington Agricultural Science Center is helping to turn the Four Corners region green through agricultural, environ-mental and economic development. "As the only agricultural...
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January 20, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 20 -- The Bureau of Reclamation will host two public meetings to present information and receive comments on the proposed revision to the Standard Criteria for Evaluating Water Management Plans (Criteria). Reclamation...
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January 20, 2011: WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration issued the following press release: While wet and snowy weather has dominated the western U.S., persistent drought conditions are likely to...
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January 20, 2011: MOSCOW, Idaho, Jan. 20 -- The University of Idaho issued the following news release: Climate change may allow plants to expand downhill as precipitation increases in addition to expanding uphill as temperatures rise, a University of Idaho...
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January 18, 2011: GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 18 -- The University of Florida issued the following news release: Leading environmental policy analyst Lynn Scarlett will be visiting the University of Florida campus next week to present a lecture and workshop and...
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January 18, 2011: CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 18 -- Oregon State University issued the following news release: A new analysis of the Northern Hemisphere's "albedo feedback" over a 30-year period concludes that the region's loss of reflectivity due to snow and sea ice...
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January 14, 2011: DALLAS, Jan. 14 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news from its agriculture program: Free training for environmental educators, teachers, volunteers and others interested in...
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January 13, 2011: Four States Irrigation Council 58th Annual Meeting Remarks Delivered By: Michael Connor, Commissioner Four States Irrigation Council Fort Collins, Colorado January 13, 2011 One of the great joys that I have in running the Bureau of Reclamat
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January 13, 2011: LARAMIE, Wyo., Jan. 13 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: King Air, the University of Wyoming's uniquely-instrumented research aircraft, is working on a first-of-its-kind experiment over the skies of Colorado that...
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January 11, 2011: The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation have published a report, "Addressing Climate Change in Long-Term Water Resources Planning and Management: User Needs for Improving Tools and Information," that identifies the needs of...
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January 10, 2011: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan. 10 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Five Purdue Extension specialists will give presentations and lead discussions for farmers and other agricultural professionals at the 2011 Fort Wayne Farm...
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January 10, 2011: The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public review a Draft Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for construction of a groundwater bank by the Fresno Irrigation District. Reclamation would partially finance the...
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January 3, 2011: EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 3 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news from its agriculture program: Frustrated green thumbs in the desert, be patient. The days of groveling in gravel...
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December 20, 2010: MANHATTAN, Kan., Dec. 20 -- Kansas State University issued the following news release: A Kansas State University professor is part of a national research team that discovered that streams and rivers produce three times more greenhouse gas...
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December 20, 2010: MEXICO CITY – U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Mexican Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Juan Rafael Elvira Quesada today announced the successful completion of an agreement, known as ‘Minute 318,’ to adjust water...
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December 17, 2010: LAS VEGAS, Nev., Dec. 17 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior issued the following news release: Thank you. I want to recognize Assistant Secretary for Water and Science Anne Castle. I have known Anne for years, and she is a terrific leader...
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December 17, 2010: LAS VEGAS, NV — Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Navajo Nation President Joe Shirley to sign the historic San Juan Navajo Water Rights at the Colorado River Water Users Association Annual Conference. Secretary Salazar also...
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December 14, 2010: TEMPLE, Texas, Dec. 14 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service Texas office issued the following news release: The USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) is seeking proposals for projects...
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December 13, 2010: TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 13 -- Arizona State University issued the following press release: In 1986, Marc Reisner published "Cadillac Desert: The American West and its disappearing water," a foundational work about the long-term environmental costs...
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December 13, 2010: ATHENS, Ga., Dec. 13 -- The University of Georgia issued the following news release: Water scarcity in the western U.S. has long been an issue of concern. Now, a team of researchers studying freshwater sustainability in the U.S. have found...
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December 13, 2010: Slower-growing trees. More severe fires. More bark beetle outbreaks. A lot more dead trees. And big changes in where various tree species are dominant in southwestern U.S. forests. This is the worrisome forecast suggested for southwestern...
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December 13, 2010: Commissioner's Office Washington, D.C. Media Contact: Peter Soeth 303-445-3615 Released On: December 13, 2010 Two WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program Funding Opportunities Now Available The Bureau of Reclamation an
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December 9, 2010: Commissioner's Office Washington, D.C. Media Contact: Peter Soeth 303-445-3615 Released On: December 09, 2010 WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants Funding Opportunity Available The Bureau of Reclamation announced today that a Wa
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December 6, 2010: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Dec. 6 -- Purdue University issued the following news release: Midwest farmers could get a permanent dose of southern-style weather if future climate change projections are accurate, says a Purdue University agricultural...
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December 6, 2010: Mid-Pacific Region Sacramento, Calif. Media Contact: Pete Lucero 916-978-5100 Released On: December 06, 2010 Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Long-Term Warren Act Contract with Cawelo Water District The Bureau of
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November 30, 2010: CORVALLIS, Ore. – In the not-too-distant future, Oregon will face summer water shortages, an increase in wildfire risk, more extreme weather events, new environmental responses to climate change and myriad economic challenges – and...
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November 30, 2010: DURHAM, N.H., Nov. 30 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: Once lost in the mists of time, the colonial hydrology of the northeastern United States has been reconstructed by a team of geoscientists, biological...
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November 23, 2010: PASADENA, Calif. – In the first comprehensive global survey of temperature trends in major lakes, NASA researchers determined Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change. Researchers Philipp...
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November 23, 2010: Mid-Pacific Region Sacramento, Calif. Media Contact: Pete Lucero 916-978-5100 Released On: November 23, 2010 Reclamation Releases Draft Environmental Documents for Intertie between Storage District, Irrigation District The Bureau of Recl
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November 16, 2010: Mid-Pacific Region Sacramento, Calif. Media Contact: Pete Lucero 916-978-5100 Roney Gutierrez 530-792-5649 Released On: November 15, 2010 Federal Agencies Collaborate to Provide Funding Opportunity for Bay-Delta Water Efficiencies Th
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November 5, 2010: LOS ANGELES AIR FORCE BASE, Calif., Nov. 4 -- The Los Angeles Air Force Base issued the following news release: 2010 has been an eventful year in energy and water conservation for SMC. Lighting system upgrades, which primarily work off...
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November 5, 2010: LARAMIE, Wyo., Nov. 4 -- The University of Wyoming issued the following news release: The University of Wyoming is one of nine institutions established under a major collaborative research initiative designed to study the potential impacts of...
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November 4, 2010: FORT COLLINS, Colo., Nov. 2 -- Colorado State University issued the following press release: Jorge A. Ramirez, a Colorado State University professor of civil and environmental engineering, will lead a new $2.75 million research and education...
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October 28, 2010: McALLEN, Texas, Oct. 27 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news from its agriculture program: Public service announcements are scheduled to begin airing on television in the Rio...
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October 28, 2010: MADISON, Wis., Oct. 27 -- The University of Wisconsin-Extension issued the following news release: A 16,697-acre area of freshwater marshes, uplands and river on the shores of Lake Superior in Wisconsin became the 28th member of the National...
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October 26, 2010: KNOXVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 25 -- The University of Tennessee issued the following news release: Do we comprehend the fragility of our water systems? Randall Gentry, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering and the director of the...
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October 22, 2010: Secretary Salazar Launches New North Central Climate Science Center 10/21/2010 Contact: Joan Moody (202) 208-6416 WASHINGTON, DC—Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced that the Department of the Interior’s North Central...
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October 21, 2010: MERCEDES, Texas, Oct. 20 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university system in Texas, issued the following news from its agriculture program: Lots of encouraging news and useful information about water conservation will be...
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October 21, 2010: DURHAM, N.H., Oct. 20 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following news release: Scientists from the University of New Hampshire's Institute for the Study of Earth, Oceans, and Space (EOS) have been awarded an $827,492 contract from...
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October 20, 2010: PHOENIX, AZ—At a meeting of water leaders from the seven Colorado River Basin states in Phoenix today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the Department of the Interior has chosen the University of Arizona as home base for a...
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October 19, 2010: LAS CRUCES, N.M., Oct. 18 -- New Mexico State University issued the following news release: What started out as a friendship formed when two turfgrass specialists went on a conference field trip in Wales has become a unique partnership between...
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October 18, 2010: Commissioner's Office Washington, D.C. Media Contact: Dan DuBray 202-513-0574 Released On: October 15, 2010 Title XVI Water Recycling and Reuse Funding Criteria Available The Bureau of Reclamation has published the funding criteria for t
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October 7, 2010: The Bureau of Reclamation today released for public review a Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft Finding of No Significant Impact on Delano-Earlimart Irrigation District grants that would help fund an expansion project. The district would...
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September 16, 2010: Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Subcommittee, I am George Skibine, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Indian Affairs. I am pleased to provide the views of the Department of the Interior (Department) on H.R. 5039. H.R. 5039...
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August 31, 2010: The Bureau of Reclamation awarded $500,000 for the CALFED Water Use Efficiency Grant Program in Fiscal Year 2010. With combined local cost shares, more than $15 million in water management improvement projects will be implemented in the next 24...
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August 27, 2010: The Bureau of Reclamation has approved funding to study water supply opportunities in Oregon and Idaho under its WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America’s Resources for Tomorrow) Basin Study Program. Through the Basin Study Program,...
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August 19, 2010: The Nebraska Department of Natural Resources (NDNR) has been selected for a Bureau of Reclamation WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow) Basin Study for the Niobrara River Basin. Reclamation will provide $350,000 of...
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August 12, 2010: Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael Connor announced the selection of $665,250 in System Optimization Review grant proposals through the WaterSMART Program. This money will be leveraged to fund over $1.8 million in System Optimization...
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August 12, 2010: Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael Connor announced today the selection of $2,034,208 in WaterSMART grants for Advanced Water Treatment Pilot and Demonstration projects. This money will be leveraged to fund over $14.9 million in total...
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August 12, 2010: Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael Connor announced today that Reclamation will make $3.3 million available for six basin studies and two plans of study to begin in fiscal year 2010. This funding will match over $4 million in...
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July 29, 2010: Madam Chairwoman and members of the Subcommittee, I am Mike Connor, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). I am pleased to provide the views of the Department of the Interior (Department) on the many activities underway during...
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July 15, 2010: Madam Chairwoman and members of the Subcommittee, I am Michael Connor, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). I am pleased to provide the views of the Department of the Interior (Department) regarding Reclamation's progress in...
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May 17, 2010: Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Subcommittee, I am Mike Ryan, Great Plains Regional Director for the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). I am pleased to be here today to discuss how Reclamation works with our customers here in Colorado to...
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April 27, 2010: Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Subcommittee, I am Kira Finkler, Deputy Commissioner for External and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). I am pleased to provide the views of the Department of the Interior...
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April 27, 2010: Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Subcommittee, I am Kira Finkler, Deputy Commissioner for External and Intergovernmental Affairs at the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). I am pleased to provide the views of the Department of the Interior...
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April 9, 2010: Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Subcommittee, I am Lorri Gray-Lee, Regional Director of the Lower Colorado Region for the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). I am pleased to be here with you today to talk about the roles of the Department...
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March 18, 2010: Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Subcommittee, I am Karl Wirkus, Deputy Commissioner for Operations at the Bureau of Reclamation. I am pleased provide the views of the Department of the Interior (Department) on H.R. 4579, the South San Diego...
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March 16, 2010: Madam Chairwoman and Members of the Subcommittee, I am Mike Connor, Commissioner of the Bureau of Reclamation (Reclamation). I am pleased to be here today on behalf of the Department of the Interior (Department) to discuss the WaterSMART...
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March 16, 2010: The Bureau of Reclamation announces the availability of the Water and Energy Efficiency Grants funding opportunity, the first funding opportunity in 2010 under the WaterSMART program. The funding opportunity is available online at...
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March 1, 2010: The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking letters of interest from non-federal entities throughout the 17 western states to conduct river basin or sub-basin studies where water supply and demand imbalances may exist. This program is part of the...
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February 22, 2010: WASHINGTON, D.C.—Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today signed a Secretarial order establishing a new water sustainability strategy for the United States. Salazar showcased the Department of the Interior’s WaterSMART Initiative at a...
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