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Utah National Guard tends to Box Elder County flooding 23.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah National Guard went to Box Elder County on Wednesday to help with flooding problems that also brought out the lieutenant governor to view the scope of the damage. Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox checked out the area that in recent days has been inundated with water from runoff of melting snow in the valleys. Cox saw the extent of the water from the air and the ground. “I don’t think I really realized the scope of the flooding and just how wide and broad it was,” Cox said by phone Wednesday night. ...
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Utah National Guard sent to Box Elder County to help with flooding 23.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah National Guard has been activated to assist Box Elder County with flooding problems, according to a Wednesday news release. Twelve soldiers with the Guard’s 97th Troop Command and Homeland Response Force will assist with sand-bagging operations. An automatic sand bagger will be transported by guard personnel from Camp Williams to the Box Elder County Fairgrounds. One of the Utah National Guard’s primary missions is to provide support to state authorities during times of natural disaster...
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I nag, my tween complains — how do we end the struggle over chores? 22.2.2017 Washington Post
I nag, my tween complains — how do we end the struggle over chores?
How Matt Wieters fits into the Nationals' selective spending habits 22.2.2017 Washington Post
How Matt Wieters fits into the Nationals' selective spending habits
Drop by drop, businesses fill the well of 'unlimited water' 22.2.2017 Design & Innovation |
Coca-Cola, United Technologies and Diageo are investing millions of dollars in water conservation, treatment and infrastructure projects.
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Fossil fuel extraction fights persist around Colorado, challenging state push for harmony 22.2.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado’s oil and gas conflict flared as hundreds of people packed FirstBank Center Tuesday night hoping to kill -- or at least tame -- a plan to drill 139 wells from four 8-acre pads near homes in Broomfield. The forum reflected discord over intensifying fossil fuel production -- despite new state rules intended to bring harmony.
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Floodwaters recede in Box Elder County, but more wet weather looms 21.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Floodwaters that poured into the yards and basements of up to 80 homes in Box Elder County over the weekend were receding Monday. But Mark Millett, director of Box Elder County Emergency Services, stressed that any signs of relief likely will be short-lived. Public-works crews were warily watching the skies as more rain and warm temperatures posed a risk for additional flooding through midweek. “The weather ahead definitely has us worried,” Millett said, noting that county officials likely will ... <iframe src="" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Trump wasn't a real CEO. No wonder his White House is disorganized. 21.2.2017 Washington Post: Op-Eds
Running a family business isn't the same as running a public corporation.
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'Flood fighting is in our DNA': To live by the Feather River is to know its power and danger 20.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

The early settlers snatched up the rich, loamy land along the Feather River to grow grapes and orchards.

Edward Mathews, an Irishman who fled the potato famine, was peddling vegetables and didn’t have the cash for that kind of soil.

During heavy rains, the Yuba River would flow so hard into the...

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Rethinking the importance of ‘fresh’ 20.2.2017 Washington Post
To fight food waste, it’s time to embrace the freezer —and what’s in it.
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Mexico City is a parched and sinking capital 19.2.2017 Seattle Times: Nation & World

When Mexico City’s Grand Canal was completed, at the end of the 1800s, it promised to solve the flooding and sewage problems that had plagued the city for centuries. But it didn’t. The canal was based on gravity. And Mexico City was sinking, collapsing in on itself.
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Investors Urge Banks To Support Rerouting Dakota Access Pipeline 18.2.2017 Green on
A group of more than 120 investors on Friday told 17 banks financing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline that the project should be rerouted away from a Native American tribe’s reservation.  “We are concerned that if DAPL’s projected route moves forward, the result will almost certainly be an escalation of conflict and unrest as well as possible contamination of the water supply,” said the statement to banks , including Citibank and Wells Fargo, which have lent money to the companies behind the 1,172-mile oil pipeline. The group of investors includes California’s giant public employee pension fund, CalPERS; New York City teacher and firefighter pensions; dozens of religious organizations; and asset management firms. They have a combined $653 billion in managed assets, according to the statement.  The investors expressed support for the Standing Rock Sioux, who say that the oil line threatens their drinking water and violates territorial rights in North Dakota established by an 1851 treaty with the ...
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Did President Trump’s news conference help or hurt him? 18.2.2017 Washington Post
Did President Trump’s news conference help or hurt him?
Pennsylvania correlates natural gas fracking with quakes 18.2.2017 News
Pennsylvania environmental regulators have found a likely correlation between a natural gas company's fracking operation and a series of tiny earthquakes in western Pennsylvania last year.
Land Elevation Changes Due to Groundwater Withdrawals Indicate Regional Shifts in Houston-Galveston Area 17.2.2017 Environmental News Network
Extensive groundwater withdrawals have caused the loss of land-surface elevation, or subsidence, in parts of the Houston-Galveston region in Texas, according to a recent U.S. Geological Survey annual report.
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"It Is Not at All Typical to Stifle Basic Scientific Information" 17.2.2017 Truthout - All Articles
Janine Jackson: Any administration would like to restrict what the public knows about its actions -- an unpopular one, all the more so. Combine that with a frank hostility to government regulations and you have the present moment, with Trump White House efforts to make federal agencies limit what they tell the public, and efforts to give them less to talk about in the first place. It may not get the same sort of headlines, but the White House's war on science could well yield casualties as great as other violent acts more traditionally defined. Here to tell us about the pressures and the resistance is Andrew Rosenberg, director of the  Center for Science and Democracy  at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He joins us now by phone from Cambridge. Welcome to CounterSpin, Andrew Rosenberg. Andrew Rosenberg: Thank you very much, Janine. The Washington Post  says  for a new White House to take centralized control of PR is fairly typical, but "the sweeping nature of some of the new controls is unusual." Well, ...
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Take a hike into a ghost town — not far from DTLA 17.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary

Even people who know Los Angeles well (or think they do, like me) may be surprised to learn there is a well preserved ghost town, the site of Southern California’s first commercial oil well, freeway-close in nearby Valencia. But Mentryville is all that and more — including a movie set and a great...

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"You Can't Get Animals to Do Retakes" 17.2.2017 Mother Jones
Zavodovski is a 9.6-square-mile uninhabited volcanic island off the coast of Antarctica. Well, uninhabited by humans: The island, discovered on Christmas Eve in 1819 by Russian explorers, is home to the world's largest penguin colony. The chinstrap penguins' eating habits and romantic mating rituals are documented in ultra high definition in "Islands," the first episode of Planet Earth II, which premiers in the US on BBC America on February 18.  The shoot on Zavodovski was arguably the season's most difficult because of the island's remoteness, says British filmaker Elizabeth White, who was in charge of the mission. She and the crew spent seven days at sea to get there, and two weeks up close and personal with more than a million and a half penguins. I caught up with White to hear more about filming with drones, that viral baby iguana video, and what a crew eats while working on a deserted island. Planet Earth II producer Elizabeth White Photo courtesy BBC America Mother Jones: What made the shoot on ...
This 21-year-old runs a town. (What were you doing at that age?) 17.2.2017 Washington Post
He became mayor in a landslide. Now this phenom wants to nab the big prize: a grocery store.
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Travel ban, 'very fake news,' Cabinet picks: Here's the transcript from President Trump's news conference 17.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Could Trump find a way to deport the 'Dreamers' he's promised to help? Feb. 16, 2017, 6:50 p.m. A look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: The White House has explored ways to end DACA protections while shielding Trump from blowback The president says the new version...
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