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    Lawsuit Seeks Personhood Rights for Colorado River

    Lawsuit Seeks Personhood Rights for Colorado River

    A lawsuit filed Monday is seeking to establish personhood rights for the Colorado River–a unique move that could have larger implications for environmental law. The suit, brought by Denver lawyer Jason Flores-Williams against Colorado and Gov. John Hickenlooper, names the river itself as a plaintiff and environmental group Deep Green Resistance as an ally of […]

    Rising Temperatures to Blame for Water Loss in Colorado River

    Rising Temperatures to Blame for Water Loss in Colorado River

    By Tim Radford The Colorado River is dwindling, and climate change is officially to blame. In the first 14 years of this century, the flow declined to only four-fifths of the 20th century average, according to new research. The water lost would have been enough to supply two million people for a whole year. [facebook […]

    NASA: Megadrought Lasting Decades Is 99% Certain in American Southwest

    NASA: Megadrought Lasting Decades Is 99% Certain in American Southwest

    A study released in Science Advances Wednesday finds strong evidence for severe, long-term droughts afflicting the American Southwest, driven by climate change. A megadrought lasting decades is 99 percent certain to hit the region this century, said scientists from Cornell University, the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and the NASA Goddard Institute for Space […]

    Lake Powell: Going, Going, Gone?

    Lake Powell: Going, Going, Gone?

    The 16-year drought on the Colorado River has drained Lake Mead and Lake Powell to their combined lowest level in history. But that’s nothing compared to what could happen, according to a new study from the State of Colorado. The study indicates that a drought like the one that happened in 2000 – 2006 “would […]

    5 Reasons Clinton Should Not Pick Hickenlooper for VP

    5 Reasons Clinton Should Not Pick Hickenlooper for VP

    News reports over the weekend confirm what we Coloradans have been hearing for months, that our Governor, John Hickenlooper, is on the short list for vice president by presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Wikimedia Commons Having suffered through six long years of Gov. Hickenlooper here in Colorado, I offer these top five reasons why Clinton […]

    Robert Redford and Will Ferrell Team Up to Save the Colorado River Delta

    Robert Redford and Will Ferrell Team Up to Save the Colorado River Delta

    Actors Robert Redford and Will Ferrell, along with professional surfer Kelly Slater, are part of a new project to support Raise the River, an initiative to breathe life back into the Colorado River Delta. Through humorous banter, Redford and Ferrell in a number of short video spots highlight the urgency to recreate lost habitat for fish, […]