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Colorado River: Serving as the “lifeline of the Southwest”

Serving as the “lifeline of the Southwest,” and one of the most heavily regulated rivers in the world, the Colorado River provides water to 35 million people and more than 4 million acres of farmland in a region encompassing some 246,000 square miles.

06/03/22
                                                               

In a First, U.S. Declares Shortage on Colorado River, Forcing Water Cuts

By Henry Fountain Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

With climate change and long-term drought continuing to take a toll on the Colorado River, the federal government on Monday for the first time declared a water shortage at Lake Mead, one of the river’s main reservoirs.

08/16/21
                                                               

NOAA Reserve Hosts First-Ever Carbon-Offset Initiative by U.S. Pro Football Team

The Takeaway: The Philadelphia Eagles football team will expand mangrove and seagrass restoration efforts at Puerto Rico’s Jobos Bay National Estuarine Research Reserve in order to offset travel-related emissions, in a partnership with the Ocean Conservancy and The Ocean Foundation.

06/25/21
                                                               

Climate Hot Map Global: Warming Effects Around the World

Climate change is already beginning to affect plants and animals that live in freshwater lakes and rivers, altering their habitat and bringing life-threatening stress and disease.

10/08/20
                                                               

Climate Implications – Lakes, Rivers and Streams

Climate changes such as rising temperatures, more frequent extreme storms and changes in season preciptation rates will impact lakes, rivers and streams.

10/08/20
                                                               

Humans a more immediate threat to large river systems than climate change

Climate change promises to disrupt a variety of natural systems across the globe, but new research suggests human activities pose a more immediate threat to the planet’s largest river systems.

07/21/20
                                                               

Climate change is slowly drying up the Colorado River

Climate change is threatening to dry up the Colorado River — jeopardizing a water supply that serves some 40 million people from Denver to Phoenix to Las Vegas and irrigates farmlands across the U.S. Southwest.

07/21/20
                                                               

Human activity on rivers outpaces, compounds effects of climate change

The livelihoods of millions of people living along the world’s biggest river systems are under threat by a range of stressors caused by the daily economic, societal and political activity of humans — in addition to the long-term effects of climate change, researchers report.

07/16/20