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Coming up dry

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Coming up dry
By Mountain West News • Issue #320 • View online

Water talks to continue as calamity looms
Southwest states given more time to agree on water cuts to prevent largest reservoirs from reaching critically low levels
Opinion: Apparently, the plan to save a tanking Lake Mead and Lake Powell is 'stay tuned'
Tensions grow over lack of a water deal for the shrinking Colorado River
How we got into this mess on the Colorado River
They sounded alarms about a coming Colorado River crisis. But warnings went unheeded
The heat is on
Hot nights: U.S. in July sets new record for overnight warmth
Montana on track for record hot August as fire season kicks into gear
As summer temperatures soar, people living on Denver’s streets struggle to escape the heat
Inside Spokane’s divided response to the Camp Hope cooling shelter
Scorching summer tests states' workplace heat rules
Arctic is warming nearly four times faster than the rest of the world
On the climate bill
Inflation Reduction Act invests in a key part of fighting climate change: Nature
Climate bill: Could coal communities shift to nuclear?
New climate deal spurs hopes of more carbon storage projects
Mining projects get new tax break under climate bill
How did fighting climate change become a partisan issue?
More energy news
A Colorado county thought solar panels were a baaaaad idea. But what if there were 1,000 sheep grazing under them?
A southern Idaho county goes on record opposing the Lava Ridge Wind Project
Nuclear developer TerraPower secures $750 million from investors
White Mesa Mill sees role in U.S. energy independence
Oil output in Permian to rise to record high in September
NorthWestern Energy seeking large increases in rates
How the Western drought is pushing the power grid to the brink
Public lands roundup
U.S. to pause oil, gas leasing on 2.2 million acres in Colorado over climate impact
Feds invest $50 million in sagebrush ecosystem as threats mount
Arches National Park had long lines. Now it has fewer visitors. Is new reservation system working?
'Reach up and touch the stars:' The dark is starting to shine through Colorado's astrotourism
Why scientists have pumped a potent greenhouse gas into streams on public lands
Sacred salmon
Columbia River's salmon are at the core of ancient religion
Plaintiffs in long fight over endangered salmon hope a resolution is near
‘If they can’t make it, none of them will.’ These Idaho salmon may hold key to survival
What else we're reading today
‘To live in a burning world’
CU professor treks to the top of the world to share urgent wildlife and climate message
As the Colorado River dries, tribes see Indigenous water management as essential
Workers report feeling unsafe at Nevada’s largest gold-mining corporation
See how short-term rentals are taking over the Beehive State
Yellowstone flood reveals Montana's mobile home flood risk
Colorado teachers can afford just 1 in 5 homes in the state
A Colorado ranch lost 9,000 acres to a wildfire in April. So how does it look in August?
As farmland values soar, young farmers become more vulnerable
Environmental groups raise concerns about proposed Calgary to Banff passenger train
‘Prepare the next generation of warriors’: Blackfeet camp promotes culture, conservation
Powwow season in full bloom
Rockies Today is edited by Matthew Frank, associate director of regional journalism at the O’Connor Center for the Rocky Mountain West at the University of Montana.
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