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The Rio Grande/Río Bravo Basin: old disputes in a new century

Via the Global Water Forum, an article on the lingering disputes over the Rio Grande and Río Bravo basin: The Rio Grande River, known in Mexico as the Río Bravo, is one of the principal rivers in the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. Originating in Colorado in the U.S., the Rio Grande flows over 3,000 […]

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The Drying of the Colorado and Rio Grande Rivers

Via Yale Climate Connections, a look at the impact of the historic drought plaguing two of North America’s threatened rivers: National TV, cable, and other mass media outlets have been brimming with news that much of the American West is into its longest drought in 1,200 years. What does this mean for some of the […]

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Rio Grande Runs Dry In Albuquerque For First Time In 40 Years

Via the Washington Post, an article on the Rio Grande river which has run dry in Albuquerque for the first time in 40 years: A stretch of the Rio Grande near Albuquerque that supplies farmers with water and a habitat for an array of aquatic life is drying — an unsettling sighting of climate change’s effects […]

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The Vanishing Rio Grande

Via Yale e360, a report on the Rio Grande, which has long been impacted by withdrawals for agriculture and other uses, is now struggling with rising temperatures and an unprecedented drought: Hiking through the emerald green canopy of the bosque, or riverside cottonwood forest, near downtown Albuquerque, Tricia Snyder, an advocate for WildEarth Guardians, believes zero […]

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Expanding Drought Leaves Western U.S. Scrambling For Water

Via The Columbian, an article on how the expanding drought is leaving the western U.S. scrambling for water: Tumbleweeds drift along the Rio Grande as sand bars within its banks widen. Smoke from distant wildfires and dust kicked up by intense spring winds fill the valley, exacerbating the feeling of distress that is beginning to […]

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A River Used To Run Through It: Handling A Dwindling Rio Grande

Via The Guardian, a report on how the Rio Grande used to flow freely, but now in Las Cruces, humans, fish and plants are vying for water in the arid landscape: Imagine the world without its most famous rivers: Egypt without the Nile, or London without the Thames. In Las Cruces, New Mexico, residents don’t have […]

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