Mountain West (CO ID MT NV UT WY)

June 2, 2017

DEADLINE: IJNR's Upper Colorado River Institute

Journalists, come find out about trans-basin diversion, water rights, water law, agriculture, allocation, a history of extractive industry, endangered species and more during this Institute for Journalism & Natural Resources trip, July 22-29, 2017, to Colorado, Utah and Arizona. Apply by Jun 2.

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"US: Nuke Site Cleanup Efforts Paying Off For Idaho Aquifer"

"A giant aquifer below an eastern Idaho federal nuclear facility is as free of radioactive contamination and other pollutants as it has been in more than six decades of monitoring but the water level of the aquifer is at its lowest ever recorded, according to a U.S. Geological Survey report released this week."

Source: AP, 04/14/2017

"U.S. Government Sued Over Plan To Kill Cougars And Bears In Colorado"

"Wildlife conservation groups sued the U.S. government on Wednesday seeking to halt a plan to trap and kill as many as 120 mountain lions and black bears in Colorado in a bid to stem declines in populations of mule deer favored by hunters."

Source: Reuters, 04/13/2017

Sundance Festival a Megaphone for Climate Concerns

For the first time, Sundance Film Festival spotlighted a single theme, and it was climate change. Documentaries highlighting the issue including a sequel to Al Gore's blockbuster, as well as more than a dozen other films dealing with issues like coral reefs, recyling, changing landscapes and rainforest destruction.

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"Judge Asked To Lift Hold On Yellowstone Dam And Protect Fish"

"U.S. officials are pressing a federal judge to lift his 2015 order blocking a proposed irrigation dam and fish passage on the Yellowstone River, warning that a rapidly-disappearing, ancient fish species faces a grim future with further delays to construction."

Source: AP, 02/03/2017

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