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February 24, 2015: Oil and gas operations in the United States produce about 21 billion barrels of wastewater per year. Engineers at the University of Colorado Boulder have invented a simpler process that can simultaneously remove both salts and organic...
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February 19, 2015: A new desalination process called Reverse Osmosis-Pressure Retarded Osmosis (RO-PRO) is being developed in California. Researchers from Humboldt State University and the University of Southern California believe that their system could lower...
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February 10, 2015: WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking public comment on its draft Drought Response Program evaluation criteria. This new program, based on its existing drought authorities, will provide funding for: Drought contingency planning:...
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February 10, 2015: A new U.S. Geological Survey study shows how plants’ vulnerability to drought varies across the landscape; factors such as plant structure and soil type where the plant is growing can either make them more vulnerable or protect them from...
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February 6, 2015: WASHINGTON - Reflecting current climate projections for the western United States, a new report issued by the Bureau of Reclamation reveals a projected shift in demand for crop irrigation across eight major river basins. The study evaluated...
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January 28, 2015: WASHINGTON - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applications for the Basin Studies Program in 2015. Interested non-federal entities wishing to participate in the selection process should submit a short letter of interest to their respective...
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January 20, 2015: ANCHORAGE, Alaska Melting glaciers are not just impacting sea level, they are also affecting the flow of organic carbon to the world’s oceans, according to new research that provides the first ever global-scale estimates for the storage...
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January 13, 2015: Washington, D.C. – The Bureau of Reclamation is providing a funding opportunity for communities in the West which may be seeking new sources of water supplies using water recycling and reuse technologies. Funding made available will assist...
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December 18, 2014: ...provide enormous environmental benefits, and help alleviate harmful effects of climate change, such as protecting against flooding and...
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December 18, 2014: ...environmental agencies to incorporate the threat of extreme weather events caused by climate change into future algae mitigation strategies."...
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December 16, 2014: ...latter controls the atmospheric lifetime of gases important to air quality and climate change and initiates the chemistry leading to the...
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December 12, 2014: ...dean of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences for The Texas A&M University System, opened the conference with welcoming remarks....
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December 12, 2014: ...help local and state leaders build greater community resilience in the face of climate change. Jewell announced that hundreds of datasets from...
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December 12, 2014: ...published today provides the most detailed scientific projections to date of how climate change will affect rainfall and snowfall in Southern...
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December 12, 2014: ...Natural Reserve System (NRS) to detect and forecast the ecological impacts of climate change in California. Their proposal to establish a...
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December 11, 2014: NASA in partnership with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) is offering more than $35,000 in prizes to citizen scientists for ideas that make use of climate data to address vulnerabilities faced by the United States in coping with climate change.
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December 11, 2014: ...breakout sessions will cover: Conservation and Regulatory Program Updates; Water Issues and Drought, Climate Change; Nutrition Trends and New...
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December 10, 2014: ...College of Arts and Sciences at IU Bloomington. They have an outsized impact on water supplies, agricultural productivity and other factors...
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December 8, 2014: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- The majority of streams in the Chesapeake Bay region are warming, and that increase appears to be driven largely by rising air temperatures. These findings are based on new U.S. Geological Survey research published in...
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December 8, 2014: ...are on land, and NMFS has responsibility for sea turtles when they are in the water. Projects for NMFS-managed species are not included in this...
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December 5, 2014: ...unanimously passed a motion Dec. 3 to develop a program to improve energy and water conservation efforts in city buildings that consume the most...
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December 4, 2014: BOISE, Idaho - The Bureau of Reclamation has announced that a Funding Opportunity Announcement for the Pacific Northwest Region's Water Conservation Field Services Program is now available. The grant opportunity is for cost-share funding for...
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December 4, 2014: ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Reduced water availability and quality, floods and problems related to heat stress...
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November 29, 2014: ...better, easy-to-use computer models of Idaho's and the West's snowpack to help water users plan better. "Imagine that scientists get to...
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November 25, 2014: ...day in 2005. Declines in industrial withdrawals can be attributed to factors such as greater efficiencies in industrial processes, more emphasis on water reuse and recycling, and the 2008 U.S. recession, resulting in lower industrial...
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November 22, 2014: ...water demands. The study was initiated under the Department of the Interior's WaterSMART (Sustain and Manage America's Resources for Tomorrow)...
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November 21, 2014: ...the federal government can better aid communities dealing with the impacts of climate change presented its recommendations to Vice President Joe...
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November 18, 2014: ...has implications for molecular evolution and many areas of science including climate change and medicine, especially in regeneration and wound...
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November 15, 2014: SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- In a relationship formally known as the water-energy nexus, the natural resources are a co-dependent pair. Energy...
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November 15, 2014: ...States during this century as a result of warming temperatures associated with climate change. Reporting in the Nov. 14 issue of the...
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November 15, 2014: LOS ANGELES -- With the impact of climate change becoming more and more uncomfortably obvious, UCLA researchers...
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November 14, 2014: ...species will survive the increasingly intense droughts associated with global climate change. The research is reported online by Ecology...
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November 8, 2014: MADISON, Wis. -- Madison Water Utility has become the first utility in Wisconsin...
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November 8, 2014: ... Funds are available to local watershed improvement committees, soil and water conservation districts, public water supply utilities, county...
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November 7, 2014: USGS science leaders are meeting with other federal agency scientists at the annual conference of the American Water Resources Association this week to consider critical issues that face the nation in regard to its water resources and how to...
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November 5, 2014: Washington, D.C. - Bureau of Reclamation's Principal Deputy Commissioner Estevan López has released the Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Reclamation. In line with President Obama's Climate Action Plan, the strategy provides a framework...
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November 5, 2014: ...increase and the public-supply per capita use declined to 89 gallons per day in 2010 from 100 gallons per day in 2005. Declines in industrial withdrawals can be attributed to factors such as greater efficiencies in industrial processes,...
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November 4, 2014: ...water and still maintain agricultural practices, Manoj Shukla, New Mexico State University professor of soil physics, is trying to research the...
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November 4, 2014: ... During the summit, several new initiatives were announced including, a water conservation program targeted at commercial water users;...
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November 3, 2014: ...effort by local stakeholders, AgriLife Research and the Texas State Soil and Water Conservation Board. Funding and support for the...
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October 30, 2014: Washington, D.C. - Reclamation is inviting States, Tribes, irrigation districts, water districts and other organizations with water or power delivery to apply for a funding opportunity to cost-share on projects that conserve and use water more...
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October 30, 2014: Washington, D.C. - The Bureau of Reclamation is seeking applications from congressionally authorized sponsors of Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse projects for cost-shared funding to plan, design or construct their projects. The funding...
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October 25, 2014: ...year to help enhance North Carolina's environment: Durham Soil & Water Conservation District was awarded $325,000 to install...
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October 25, 2014: LINCOLN, Neb. -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of...
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October 23, 2014: LINCOLN, Neb. -- The prehistory of major ecological shifts spanning multiple...
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October 21, 2014: ARLINGTON, Texas -- A UT Arlington water resources engineer has been awarded a four-year, $1.2 million National...
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October 18, 2014: BOULDER CITY, Nev. -- The Bureau of Reclamation's Lower Colorado Region entered...
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October 9, 2014: ...River System Conservation program. Beginning today, Reclamation is soliciting water conservation project proposals from Colorado River...
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October 7, 2014: ...CRUCES, N.M. -- With a persistent drought, New Mexico is in need of effective water conservation methods that allow farming and ranching to be...
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October 2, 2014: Land change is a signature activity of human civilization. Since the dawn of history, people have purposefully converted natural landscapes to human-dominated areas. Typical motivations for land change are cultivation (e.g. slash-and-burn...
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October 2, 2014: WASHINGTON -- Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael Connor today visited...
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September 30, 2014: LARAMIE, Wyo. -- If more of the world's climate becomes like that in tropical...
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September 28, 2014: ...tribes is vital for minimizing and adapting to potential harmful effects of climate change on human society and surrounding ecosystems,...
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September 28, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation will hold an online public meeting...
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September 28, 2014: MANHATTAN, Kan.-- Two Kansas State University biologists are studying streams...
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September 26, 2014: Land change is a signature activity of human civilization. Since the dawn of history, people have purposefully converted natural landscapes to human-dominated areas. Typical motivations for land change are cultivation (e.g. slash-and-burn...
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September 26, 2014: ...information to farmers, ranchers and forest landowners to help them adapt to climate change and weather variability.
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September 25, 2014: WASHINGTON -- A new report released today by the Department of the Interior's...
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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...
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September 19, 2014: ...Moreno met in Washington, D.C., to solidify, in a memorandum of understanding, a water resources-focused partnership that began in 2011. The...
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September 19, 2014: OAKLAND, Calif. -- On islands, imported plants and animals can spell ecological...
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September 16, 2014: ...to provide financial support for community education relevant to increasing climate change resiliency in the Great Lakes. . Estimated total...
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September 15, 2014: MENOMONIE, Wis. -- Students from around the country who participated in the...
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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...
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September 12, 2014: NAPA, Calif. -- The current statewide drought emergency has spurred local water...
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September 11, 2014: STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Long Island Sound Study, a partnership of federal, state,...
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September 9, 2014: LINCOLN, Neb. -- Climate change and increasing food production demands both influence groundwater...
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September 9, 2014: JOURDANTON, -- A Texas Watershed Steward workshop on water quality issues related...
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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...
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September 8, 2014: ...in its history, a crisis that is having a devastating impact on the state's water resources and on its economy. Celeste Cantu, general...
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September 8, 2014: HANKAMER, Texas -- The Texas Water Resources Institute's Texas Riparian and...
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September 8, 2014: RIVERSIDE, Calif. -- Students, staff and faculty at the University of California,...
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September 6, 2014: TEMPE, Ariz.-- Home to more than 300 members and bridging nearly every discipline,...
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September 3, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation will host three public meetings...
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September 3, 2014: ...growth at higher elevations caused by increasing temperatures would trigger more water absorption and evaporation, accounting for the projected...
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August 29, 2014: BLACKSBURG, Va. -- The Science, Education, and Outreach Roadmap for Natural...
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August 22, 2014: ...intake and emissions of CO2 is critical to developing a strategy for addressing climate change by reducing greenhouse gases. A team of 38...
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August 21, 2014: ...climate and Earth system model to address the most challenging and demanding climate change issues. Eight national laboratories, including...
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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...
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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...
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August 18, 2014: BOULDER, Colo. -- The Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) has awarded $907,280 for 10 watershed restoration...
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August 16, 2014: RALEIGH, N.C. -- The North Carolina Agricultural Development and Farmland Preservation...
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August 15, 2014: PALATKA, Fla. -- Seven farms in northeast Florida's Tri-County Agricultural...
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August 13, 2014: ...wait. Jordanian researchers seeking new water sources have turned to desalination - the process of removing salt from saline water. And...
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August 12, 2014: ALLENDALE, Mich. -- Climate change is having a direct negative effect on the Great Lakes, including...
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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...
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August 11, 2014: ...regulation to ensure water agencies, their customers and state residents increase water conservation in urban settings or face possible fines or...
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August 11, 2014: ...invited to a workshop to help brainstorm ideas on how to generate incentives for water conservation, according to experts at the Texas A&M...
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August 9, 2014: ...Forest Service will award more than $14 million in funding from the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) to seven Forest Legacy Program...
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August 1, 2014: ...floodplain map to include the interim floodplain map created by the Colorado Water Conservation Board (CWCB) after the 2013 Flood. To view a...
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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: ...$162,770 collaborative research awards each to polymer chemist Todd Emrick at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and chemical engineer...
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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...
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July 25, 2014: ...Colorado to see firsthand the efforts to protect the Colorado-Big Thompson Project water system, and announce an additional $187,500 for...
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July 25, 2014: ...models and data from NASA remote sensing satellites to understand the impacts climate change, land cover modifications a
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July 24, 2014: ROBSTOWN, Texas -- Anyone interested in private water well management in the...
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July 21, 2014: SEGUIN, Texas -- The "Rainwater Harvesting for Homeowners" program will be held...
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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: ...what experts predict will be a years-long - perhaps decades-long - drought, water researchers from UCLA and elsewhere are helping the region...
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July 4, 2014: ...the University of Hawaii at Manoa (UH Manoa) has launched a new, interactive water resource management website on evapotranspiration that, when...
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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...
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July 3, 2014: SAN ANTONIO -- The Texas Water Resources Institute's Texas Watershed Planning...
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July 2, 2014: ...study. It will focus on characterizing a range of potential future risks to water supply reliability in the Truckee Basin and on prioritizing...
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June 28, 2014: WASHINGTON -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the 2014 USDA...
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June 27, 2014: ...Ariz. -- Soil moisture measurements are needed to improve our understanding of water availability in rural and urban areas. Adam...
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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: ...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...
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June 24, 2014: ...links the Pacific Ocean to the Indian Ocean is acting differently because of climate change and now its new behavior could in turn affect...
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June 20, 2014: ...report that frames an integrated challenge and opportunity space around the water-energy nexus for DOE and its partners and lays the foundation...
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June 19, 2014: NARRAGANSETT, R.I. -- Researchers at the University of Rhode Island's Graduate...
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June 19, 2014: ...irrigators and general landscape professionals. "Topics will center around water conservation and how new tec
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June 18, 2014: BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Anglers in North Carolina and Virginia who are looking for...
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June 12, 2014: BEND, Ore.-- The Department of the Interior announced today that the Bureau...
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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,...
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June 5, 2014: BLACKSBURG, Va. -- Water is the source of mounting pressures throughout the world. The prospect...
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June 3, 2014: ...experts. "Rainwater harvesting is a time-tested and effective means of water conservation and irrigation," said Billy Kniffen, retired...
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June 1, 2014: ...character substantially over the next hundred years. One of these stresses is climate change. Given current forecasts for rising...
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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: ...to determine what the City of Rancho Cordova's role should be in promoting water conservation. The surveys are available at...
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May 26, 2014: ...related to sea level rise, flooding and saltwater contamination of drinking water wells, impacts already being felt in Southeast Florida....
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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...
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May 17, 2014: ...affirms that California is on track to meet the goals of AB 32, the pioneering climate change legislation designed to reduce greenhouse gas...
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May 16, 2014: ...of Moscow June 5. Sponsored by the USDA-funded Regional Approaches to Climate Change in Pacific Northwest Agriculture (REACCH) and...
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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...
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May 11, 2014: DALLAS -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Research and Extension Center in Dallas...
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May 10, 2014: SANTA FE, N.M. -- The City of Santa Fe proudly announces that water customers...
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May 9, 2014: ...impacts on all of humankind...those who are already feeling the effects of climate change don't have time to deny it-they're busy dealing with...
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May 8, 2014: ...5th City Council meeting for their winning interpretations in the City's 2014 Water Conservation Poster Contest. As part of the City's...
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May 8, 2014: ...today on the National Climate Assessment and Obama Administration efforts on climate change: "The National Climate Assessment confirms...
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May 8, 2014: ...University researchers is studying how cover crops and controlled drainage of water might help agriculture become more resilient to the stresses...
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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...
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May 6, 2014: SAN ANGELO, Texas -- The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will conduct...
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May 4, 2014: ...presented at the Sustainable Living Fair, on Sept. 20 or 21. Examples of water conservation efforts include replacing high water-using...
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May 2, 2014: BERKELEY, Calif. -- University of California, Berkeley, geologist William Dietrich...
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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...
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April 25, 2014: ...municipal efforts to meet economic, social and environmental challenges posed by climate change. The new certification effort, which awards...
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April 25, 2014: ...Northwest tribes to discuss federal efforts to address the economic, social and climate change challenges facing American Indian and Alaska...
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April 25, 2014: WASHINGTON -- U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their colleagues...
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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: ...that move north are just some of the realities Vermont gardeners face with climate change, says writer and gardener Ellen Michaud from...
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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?...
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April 18, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The public is invited to attend a presentation on the...
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April 18, 2014: BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Glaciers are commonly thought to work like a belt sander....
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April 14, 2014: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- Climate change and its implications for regional agriculture is the topic...
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April 13, 2014: ...high-severity fire by up to 75 percent, and bring added benefits for people, water, and wildlife. "Recent megafires in California and the...
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April 12, 2014: ...together to prepare the next generation to make important decisions about Idaho's water resources. On April 14-15, over 100 students from...
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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...
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April 9, 2014: ...series of informative, easy-to-use online pledges. Residents can enter by making water conservation pledges at www.mywaterpledge.com....
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April 9, 2014: YAKIMA, Wash. -- The Bureau of Reclamation's April 2014 Total Water Supply Available...
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April 8, 2014: HELENA, Mont. -- Recognizing the urgent need to address the failing health of...
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April 8, 2014: ...conservation efforts have made the Knoxville community more resilient to impacts of climate change.
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April 6, 2014: FORT JONES, Calif., April 3 -- The U.S. Forest Service personnel have completed...
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April 5, 2014: OKLAHOMA CITY -- Metro Oklahoma City residents can learn out how to have low-maintenance,...
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April 4, 2014: WESLACO, Texas -- The Texas Water Resources Institute's Texas Riparian and Stream...
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April 4, 2014: ...agencies and local governments throughout Florida in designating April 2014 as Water Conservation Month. The proclamation requests local...
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April 3, 2014: FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- The Applied Sustainability Center in the Sam M. Walton...
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April 3, 2014: ...signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the American Samoa Soil and Water Conservation District (ASSWCD) and the American Samoa...
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April 3, 2014: LAKE CITY, Fla. -- The Florida Department of Environmental Protection and the...
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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....
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March 28, 2014: ...27 -- The City of Fort Collins has joined the National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, a friendly competition from April 1-30 between...
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March 28, 2014: BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO AND YUMA, AZ – Deputy Secretary of the Interior Michael...
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March 27, 2014: VALLEJO, Calif -- Water yield and Sierra forest management has emerged as a critical issue....
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March 23, 2014: COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Brushy ditch banks and weedy field borders may not be attractive...
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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...
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March 20, 2014: WASHINGTON -- "Climate change is a fact. And when our children's children look...
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March 18, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The Bureau of Reclamation today released the final report...
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March 14, 2014: OAKLAND, Calif. -- Clarity levels within the iconic blue waters of Lake Tahoe...
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March 13, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- During a visit to California this week, Secretary of the...
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March 13, 2014: ENNIS, Texas -- A Texas Watershed Steward Workshop on water quality issues related...
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March 11, 2014: SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW),...
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March 9, 2014: LARAMIE, Wyo., March 6 -- Anicka Kratina-Hathaway follows the frogs. 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: ...The Bureau of Reclamation announces the availability of up to $100,000 for Water Conservation Program Education Grants. This Funding Opportunity...
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March 6, 2014: WASHINGTON, March 3 -- Department of the Interior Assistant Secretary for Water...
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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...
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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...
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March 4, 2014: Denver - The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Natural Resource Conservation...
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March 1, 2014: SACRAMENTO - As California grapples with the driest period in its history, Governor...
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March 1, 2014: ...March is Texas SmartScape month, a regionally coordinated effort to promote the water conservation, pollution prevention, recycling, composting,...
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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: ...Scientists tracked the evolution of "atmospheric rivers," narrow corridors of strong water vapor transport that can extend thousands of miles,...
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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: WASHINGTON, D.C. - Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor today announced 44 projects in 11 states that will receive $20.8 million in WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grants from...
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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: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Michael L. Connor today announced that Reclamation has selected five Title XVI water reuse projects in California and New Mexico to receive $15.6...
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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...
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December 1, 2011: SACRAMENTO -- The California Department of Water Resources, U.S.Environmental Protection Agency, Resources Legacy...
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November 30, 2011: MERCED, Calif. -- Less water used by trees would result in more runoff, which could benefit farmers...
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November 30, 2011: GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- As global temperatures continue to rise at an accelerated...
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November 29, 2011: ...Reclamation is announcing the initiation of Phase 4 of the Colorado River Basin Water Supply and Demand Study: Development and Evaluation of...
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November 29, 2011: PULLMAN, Wash. -- Earth's biological and physical processes are interrelated...
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November 29, 2011: ...critical new element in the next assessment by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). "Our role in this project is to plug new...
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November 21, 2011: ...(Tarascan) Empire and help unravel connections between complex societies and climate change. The city, which predominately dates to between...
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November 16, 2011: BOISE, Idaho -- The Bureau of Reclamation and Washington State Department of...
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November 16, 2011: ...some that large volumes of "new water" would be available through agricultural water conservation. The findings are based on a thorough...
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November 16, 2011: WASHINGTON -- U.S.Forest Service scientists contributed to a far-reaching report...
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November 14, 2011: ...California's landscapes are under siege from a host of threats.Catastrophic wildfire, climate change, invasive species and increasing human...
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November 13, 2011: COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Increases in air pollution and other particulate matter...
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November 10, 2011: ...effort to find bacteria to consume harmful algal toxins and clean up fresh water. Wilhelm has been awarded $183,000 for the first year of an...
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November 8, 2011: ...priorities of promoting international food security and responding to global climate change.ARS is USDA's chief intramural scientific research...
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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...
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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...
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November 3, 2011: ...research, "Quantifying the Current and Future Vulnerability of the United States Water Supply System." Brown is the lead Water Resources...
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November 3, 2011: ...Studies under the WaterSMART Program.Eligible partners include states, tribes, water districts, cities and other local governmental entities...
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November 2, 2011: ...warming scenarios.Results indicate that this area will feel impacts of global climate change in the next century with shifts in its biological...
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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?...
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November 1, 2011: SEATTLE -- Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition/Technical Advisory Group (DRCC/TAG)...
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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: ...for the installation's golf course irrigation system. Fort Hood's newest water conservation effort, a system that pumps non-potable water...
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October 27, 2011: WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- Senior policy officials from the Department of the...
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October 26, 2011: TEMPLE, Texas -- Last week's dust storm in Lubbock was a startling reminder...
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October 26, 2011: WASHINGTON -- What will Earth's climate be like in a decade--or sooner? And...
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October 25, 2011: LAS CRUCES, N.M., Oct.25 -- New Mexico State University is hosting the 2011...
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October 24, 2011: ...increase in flood magnitudes remains one of the most anticipated impacts of climate change, a
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October 21, 2011: FLAGSTAFF, Ariz., Oct.21 -- The sand dunes among which Navajos have eked out...
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October 20, 2011: HONOLULU, Oct.20 -- The Hawaiian Islands have one of the most diverse rainfall...
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October 19, 2011: ...of Engineering and Computer Science today released a study indicating that climate change will cause significant impacts on Southeast Florida's...
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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...
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October 19, 2011: LA JOLLA, Calif., Oct.19 -- A climate research program led by Scripps Institution...
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October 18, 2011: ...black carbon. The research will analyze the impacts of black carbon on air and water quality, investigate the behavior of black carbon aerosols...
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October 18, 2011: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Oct.18 -- Researchers are developing detailed models to...
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October 18, 2011: ...Bureau of Reclamation has awarded more than $530,000 in federal funds for the Water Conservation Field Service Grants Program during Fiscal Year...
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October 14, 2011: ...A federal official working toward energy independence and maintaining air, water and soil quality amid climate change will be the featured...
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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...
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October 13, 2011: HONOLULU, Oct.13 -- As part of the 2011 APEC activities in Honolulu, the APEC...
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October 12, 2011: ...lower basin groundwater, water economics, energy and its relation to water use, water conservation and water transfers in the South Platte...
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October 11, 2011: ...natural disaster.As droughts become more frequent and intense in the face of climate change, strategies to mitigate their impact will be...
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October 11, 2011: ...study the impact of air-polluting black carbon particles as a way to mitigate climate change. The three-year grant from the Environmental...
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October 11, 2011: HONOLULU, Oct.11 -- Scientists at the University of Hawaii at Manoa have projected...
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October 7, 2011: NEW YORK, Oct.7 -- The NOAA-Cooperative Remote Sensing Science and Technology...
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October 7, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct.7 -- The Bureau of Reclamation has released for public...
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October 7, 2011: ...federal, state and local agencies access to the best science available regarding climate change and other landscape-scale stressors.Secretary...
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October 7, 2011: WASHINGTON, Oct.7 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the...
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October 7, 2011: WASHINGTON, Oct.7 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced the...
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October 7, 2011: ...grant.It will support federal, state and other agencies by studying the effects of climate change on ecosystems, wildlife, water and other...
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October 6, 2011: WASHINGTON, Oct.6 -- America's wetlands declined slightly from 2004-2009, underscoring...
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October 6, 2011: ...and his team $105,000 for their two-year research project on the effects of climate change on stream hydrology. Under this new grant, Poff...
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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: ...status of scientific information available to help understand the impacts of climate change and other stressors on U.S.freshwater resources and...
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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...
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September 29, 2011: ALBUQUEQUE, N.M., Sept.29 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today announced...
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September 29, 2011: ...recognition event today, the U.S.EPA, Colorado Springs Utilities and the Colorado Water Conservation Board recognized Gold Hill Mesa builder GJ...
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September 26, 2011: ...has been awarded a $150,000 grant through the Department of the Interior's WaterSMART program to complete a system optimization review of the...
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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...
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September 19, 2011: ...a conference next week focusing on the economic and ecological potential of water resources in the Ohio River Basin. The conference, "Ohio...
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September 19, 2011: ...striving to become more efficient with resource-saving measures such as the Shower Water Reuse System. The SWRS is one of several ways the...
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September 16, 2011: ... The China-U.S.symposium, Global Sustainability Issues in Energy, Climate, Water and Environment: Prospects and Challenges of Growing the...
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September 16, 2011: WASHINGTON, Sept.16 -- NOAA's just-completed first edition VDatum tool will...
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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...
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September 6, 2011: WASHINGTON, Sept.6 -- Water managers throughout the country are increasingly using outputs from...
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September 1, 2011: WASHINGTON, Sept. 1 -- As part of the overall federal response to Hurricane...
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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: ...along the East Coast preparing for mass evacuations, scientists at the Stroud Water Research Center and the University of Delaware were grabbing...
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August 26, 2011: ...and government sectors to consider the implications of a diminishing global water supply at a symposium Sept. 19 and 20. CENS, formed at...
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August 23, 2011: TEMPE, Ariz., Aug. 23 -- For many people, the word "desert" conjures up an image...
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August 22, 2011: ...Aug. 22 -- Faced with increasing risks of intense storms, heat stress, clean water availability and economic hardship, municipal leaders are...
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August 21, 2011: ...system off Iceland. It could significantly influence the ocean's response to climate change. The NIJ contributes to a key component of the...
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August 19, 2011: NEW YORK, Aug. 19 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded Paul Smith's...
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August 17, 2011: CHICAGO, Aug. 17 -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency today awarded eight...
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August 17, 2011: ...is helping farmers adapt to those changes. Ask farmers if they believe in climate change and political views tend to temper their responses....
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August 16, 2011: ...projects advancing understanding of the relationships between the urban forest, climate change and public health. The National Urban and...
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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: ...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...
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August 11, 2011: WEST PALM BEACH, Florida, Aug. 11, 2011 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack...
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August 9, 2011: ...netted a $2.2 million National Science Foundation grant to gauge land use and climate change's impact on freshwater ecosystems, and in the...
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August 9, 2011: ...may also generate methane gas, one of the greenhouse gases responsible for climate change. To examine the affect these ponds have on the...
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August 3, 2011: ...factors prominently in turfgrass research. Since the first edition of "Turfgrass Water Conservation," a widely used reference, was released in...
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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...
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July 29, 2011: GALENA, Mo., July 29 -- Hot, dry weather has put lawns to the test this summer....
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July 28, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., July 28 -- The Bureau of Reclamation has made available...
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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: ...awarded $2.09 million to accelerate the adoption and use of innovative advanced water treatment technologies that increase usable water...
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July 22, 2011: ...internet-based programs are being offered free of charge through the Texas Alliance for Water Conservation, and take direct aim at improved...
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July 21, 2011: ...is becoming a surprisingly accurate descriptor of how people are reacting to climate change, according to a study underway by a political...
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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: ...leader at the USDA Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Land Management and Water Conservation Research Unit in Pullman, Wash., found that...
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July 13, 2011: ...half the daily calories for the world's population - could become adapted to climate change and some catastrophic events by colonizing its seeds...
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July 7, 2011: WASHINGTON, July 7 -- The United States has 751 million acres of forests that...
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July 1, 2011: GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., July 1 -- Reconstruction of Battlement Reservoir #...
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July 1, 2011: ...nothing can survive, but they may run into trouble as these areas expand due to climate change. "Oxygen minimum zones are very difficult...
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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)...
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June 28, 2011: ...of plants' traits will help scientists around the world learn more about how climate change is affecting ecosystems. The availability of...
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June 27, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 27 -- Worldwide, 2010 was one of the two warmest years on record...
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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...
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June 22, 2011: DAVIS, Calif., June 22 -- Climate change must receive serious consideration as officials contemplate...
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June 21, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 21 -- Researchers at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. recently...
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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...
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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: ...are projected to worsen through the 21st century, foreshadowing a strain on water supplies. Runoff from wint
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June 7, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 7 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that...
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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: ...highlight the America's Great Outdoors Initiative, which promotes land and water conservation and reconnecting more Americans with the outdoors,...
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June 6, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 6 -- It is a very muddy trek from the small boat to the field...
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June 3, 2011: WASHINGTON, June 3 -- Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the...
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May 31, 2011: ...carbon dioxide, precipitation, nitrogen and temperature all expected results of climate change yellow starthistle in some cases grew to six...
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May 25, 2011: WASHINGTON, May 25 -- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced more...
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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...
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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...
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May 16, 2011: WASHINGTON, May 16 -- Cigarette smoking, forest fires and woodburning can release...
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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...
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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: ...stories for 50 consecutive weekdays that explores the many ways accelerating climate change is impacting or may impact fish and wildlife across...
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May 5, 2011: AMES, Iowa, May 5 -- The agricultural systems and processes that have developed...
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May 3, 2011: WASHINGTON, May 3 -- Today Deputy Secretary of the Interior David J. Hayes announced...
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April 28, 2011: MERCED, Calif., April 28 -- Dozens of students at the University of California,...
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April 28, 2011: SANTA BARBARA, Calif., April 28 -- A team of scientists has produced an innovative...
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April 27, 2011: MONTICELLO, N.M., April 27 -- Dennis and Trudy O'Toole, who share interests...
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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...
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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...
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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: ...Transporter barge in late March. A large concrete block was lowered into the water to anchor the buoy. Divers from the 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: ...$171,897 to the New Mexico Environment Department to restore, protect and enhance water quality for Jaramillo Creek in North-central New Mexico....
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April 21, 2011: ARLINGTON, Va., April 21 -- What tales they tell of their former lives, these...
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April 21, 2011: RIVERSIDE, Calif., April 21 -- While earthquakes, droughts, floods, and storms...
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April 21, 2011: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., April 21 -- The Earth may be able to recover from rising...
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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: ...stories for 50 consecutive weekdays that will explore the many ways accelerating climate change is impacting or may impact fish and wildlife...
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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...
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April 13, 2011: WASHINGTON, April 13 -- New research funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment...
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April 12, 2011: ...Reclamation expects to release a projected additional 3.33 million acre-feet (maf) of water from Lake Powell in Utah and Arizona to Lake Mead in...
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April 12, 2011: MANHATTAN, Kan., April 12 -- Natural disasters like hurricanes, tornadoes and...
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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: ...in tree leaves subjected to warmer, drier conditions that could result from climate change may reduce the availability of soil nutrients,...
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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...
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March 10, 2011: WASHINGTON, March 10 -- The U.S. Forest Service and its partners released this...
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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...
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March 4, 2011: COLUMBIA, Mo., March 4 -- The University of Missouri is one of nine land-grant...
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March 4, 2011: ALAMOGORDO, N.M., March 4 -- New Mexico State University issued the following...
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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...
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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,...
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March 2, 2011: ...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...
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February 25, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 25 -- Congressman Collin Peterson today announced that the...
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February 25, 2011: MOSCOW, Idaho, Feb. 25 -- Registration for the 4th annual President's Sustainability...
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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: ...knows that Alaska is 'ground zero' in witnessing the impacts associated with climate change, wi
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February 24, 2011: ...-- 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...
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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...
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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...
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February 18, 2011: ...largest wheat producing regions in the world mitigate and successfully adapt to climate change is the focus of research that scientists from the...
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February 18, 2011: MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL, Minn., Feb. 18 -- The University of Minnesota is one...
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February 18, 2011: CORVALLIS, Ore., Feb. 18 -- Oregon State University has been named a partner...
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February 15, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 15 -- Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar today joined Canadian...
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February 14, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The President's FY 2012 budget request of $1.7 billion...
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February 14, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- President Obama's fiscal year 2012 Budget request of...
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February 14, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- The President's proposed $1.1 billion budget for the...
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February 14, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 14 -- President Barack Obama's FY 2012 budget request released...
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February 14, 2011: MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., Feb. 14 -- Agricultural runoff - fertilizers and manure...
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February 11, 2011: ...Basin Studies are comprehensive studies that define options for meeting future water demands in river basins in the western United States where...
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February 10, 2011: COOKEVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 10 -- Researchers investigating how large dams can affect...
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February 10, 2011: ...south. "These results dramatically affect our understanding of what causes climate change," Condron says. The even
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February 10, 2011: ...establish a new national framework to develop land management plans that protect water and wildlife and promote vibrant communities. Forest...
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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...
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February 7, 2011: HONOLULU, Feb. 7 -- Earth's global temperature has been rising gradually over...
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February 7, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 -- Information about this report can be found online (http://water.usgs.gov/wateravailability/greatlakes/)....
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February 3, 2011: ...climate projections. An underwater ridge can trap the flow of cold, dense water at the bottom of the ocean. Without the ridge, deepwater can...
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February 2, 2011: ...Obama noted that one government agency deals with salmon when it inhabits fresh water, while another agency oversees them in salt water. He...
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February 2, 2011: La JOLLA, Calif., Feb. 2 -- In a winter of unpredicted weather, a multiyear...
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February 2, 2011: WASHINGTON, Feb. 2 -- The U. S. Forest Service, today with partner organizations,...
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January 28, 2011: BOISE, Idaho, Jan. 28 -- The Idaho Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)...
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January 25, 2011: WASHINGTON, Jan. 25 -- An analysis of more than 50 years of records at the U.S....
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January 24, 2011: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan. 24 -- Disaster recovery, diabetes management, cancer...
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January 21, 2011: FARMINGTON, N.M., Jan. 21 -- New Mexico State University's Farmington Agricultural...
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January 20, 2011: SACRAMENTO, Calif., Jan. 20 -- The Bureau of Reclamation will host two public...
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January 20, 2011: WASHINGTON, Jan. 20 -- The U.S. Department of Commerce's National Oceanic &...
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January 20, 2011: ...Idaho, Jan. 20 -- The University of Idaho issued the following news release: Climate change may allow plants to expand downhill as...
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January 18, 2011: GAINESVILLE, Fla., Jan. 18 -- The University of Florida issued the following...
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January 18, 2011: CORVALLIS, Ore., Jan. 18 -- Oregon State University issued the following news...
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January 14, 2011: DALLAS, Jan. 14 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university...
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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...
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January 11, 2011: ...of Engineers and Bureau of Reclamation have published a report, "Addressing Climate Change in Long-Term Water Resources Planning and Management:...
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January 10, 2011: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Jan. 10 -- Purdue University issued the following news...
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January 10, 2011: ...Reclamation would partially finance the facility with a $300,000 grant under the 2009 Water Conservation Challenge Grant Program. The 23-acre...
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January 3, 2011: EL PASO, Texas, Jan. 3 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university...
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December 20, 2010: ...more greenhouse gas emissions than estimated by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Through his work on the Konza Prairie...
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December 20, 2010: MEXICO CITY – U.S. Interior Secretary Ken Salazar and Mexican Environment and...
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December 17, 2010: LAS VEGAS, Nev., Dec. 17 -- The U.S. Department of the Interior issued the following...
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December 17, 2010: LAS VEGAS, NV — Today, Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar joined Navajo Nation...
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December 14, 2010: ...farmers, ranchers and private nonindustrial forest landowners implement beneficial water and land conservation practices. Project proposals...
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December 13, 2010: TEMPE, Ariz., Dec. 13 -- Arizona State University issued the following press...
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December 13, 2010: ...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....
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December 13, 2010: Slower-growing trees. More severe fires. More bark beetle outbreaks. A lot more...
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December 13, 2010: ...303-445-3615 Released On: December 13, 2010 Two WaterSMART Title XVI Water Reclamation and Reuse Program Funding Opportunities Now...
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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: ...Midwest farmers could get a permanent dose of southern-style weather if future climate change projections are accurate, says a Purdue University...
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December 6, 2010: Mid-Pacific Region Sacramento, Calif. Media Contact: Pete Lucero 916-978-5100...
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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...
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November 30, 2010: DURHAM, N.H., Nov. 30 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following...
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November 23, 2010: ...determined Earth's largest lakes have warmed during the past 25 years in response to climate change. Researchers Philipp Schneider and Simon...
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November 23, 2010: ...Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for a 2010 Water and Efficiency WaterSMART grant to Shafter-Wasco Irrigation District for...
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November 16, 2010: Mid-Pacific Region Sacramento, Calif. Media Contact: Pete Lucero 916-978-5100...
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November 5, 2010: ...the following news release: 2010 has been an eventful year in energy and water conservation for SMC. Lighting system upgrades, which...
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November 5, 2010: ...collaborative research initiative designed to study the potential impacts of climate change on the nation's natural, cultural, wildlife and...
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November 4, 2010: ...$2.75 million research and education program to train the next generation of water scientists. The new program is funded by NSF's IGERT, the...
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October 28, 2010: McALLEN, Texas, Oct. 27 -- Texas A&M University, a component of the public university...
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October 28, 2010: MADISON, Wis., Oct. 27 -- The University of Wisconsin-Extension issued the following...
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October 26, 2010: ...issued the following news release: Do we comprehend the fragility of our water systems? Randall Gentry, associate professor of civil and...
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October 22, 2010: Secretary Salazar Launches New North Central Climate Science Center 10/21/2010...
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October 21, 2010: ...agriculture program: Lots of encouraging news and useful information about water conservation will be shared later this week at the Texas...
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October 21, 2010: DURHAM, N.H., Oct. 20 -- The University of New Hampshire issued the following...
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October 20, 2010: PHOENIX, AZ—At a meeting of water leaders from the seven Colorado River Basin...
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October 19, 2010: LAS CRUCES, N.M., Oct. 18 -- New Mexico State University issued the following...
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October 18, 2010: ...Media Contact: Dan DuBray 202-513-0574 Released On: October 15, 2010 Title XVI Water Recycling and Reuse Funding Criteria Available ...
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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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