Archive for February, 2023

This Native American Tribe Is Taking Back Its Water

Via Smithsonian Magazine, an article on how – with a new state-of-the-art irrigation project – Arizona’s Pima Indians are transforming their land into what it once was – the granary of the Southwest: Cradling her 4-year-old son, Cowboy, Camille Cabello watches tumbleweeds blow across an emerald green field of newly sprouted alfalfa toward a small […]

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The Winds of Change: The Social and Political Cost of Climate Inaction in Central Asia

Via The Diplomat, an article on how climate change may be an “accelerant” for global cooperation, but it also poses significant social, political, and geopolitical challenges in Central Asia: Climate change is a global issue that affects many regions of the world, including Central Asia. The region is experiencing unprecedented climate crisis, causing significant changes […]

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In Middle East, Rising Temperatures and Climate Cooperation

Via Diplomatic Courier, commentary that – instead of driving tensions and even war between nations – climate change may actually bring nations closer together: In September 2020, Israel, the United Arab Emirates, and Bahrain signed a diplomatic normalization agreement widely known as the Abraham Accords. Afterwards, other Arab countries, such as Sudan and Morocco, started […]

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Will Mormons Save The Great Salt Lake?

Via The Washington Post, an interesting look at the convergence of religion, conservation, and water: Overuse of water compounded by a decades-long Western megadrought threatens the survival of Utah’s Great Salt Lake. North America’s largest saline lake has lost 73 percent of its water and 60 percent of its surface area compared with its average […]

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Mono Lake Tribe Seeks To Assert Its Water Rights To Halt Water Diversions To Los Angeles

Via Inside Climate News, a look at efforts by the Kootzaduka’a to save their wtaer – and their cultural and natural heritage: Against the backdrop of a severe drought linked with global warming, conservation advocates and Native Americans in California are calling for a temporary emergency stop to all surface water diversions from Mono Lake, contending that […]

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How To Prevent A ‘Complete Doomsday’ Along The Colorado River

Via The Washington Post, commentary on potential steps to avoid a complete doomsday along the Colorado River: Time is running out for the Colorado River. After more than two decades of drought fueled by climate change, the once-mighty waterway has seen its flow shrink by more than 20 percent. Lake Mead and Lake Powell, the nation’s largest […]

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