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1.  Water thieves abound in dry California. Why are they so hard to catch?  


View In: California Extreme Weather
A short-staffed state agency struggles to catch rogue water users.

2.  Experts Warn 'Doomsday Scenario' for Colorado River Basin Possible in 2023  


Common Dreams - Breaking News & Views for the Progressive Community
View In: Lake Mead and the Colorado River Basin
“The problem with massive projects like Lake Powell and the Glen Canyon Dam,” said one climate journalist, “is they were engineered for a climate that no longer exists.“

3.  Drying Up: Inside the Californian Communities Without Enough Water  

As drought gets worse, the farms drill deeper, and leave no water for the shallower home wells. This must be happening elsewhere also. Six minutes.

View In: California Extreme Weather
4.  The Colorado River Compact Turns 100 Years Old. Is It Still Working?  


Inside Climate News
View In: Lake Mead and the Colorado River Basin
On a chilly fall day, Eric Kuhn walked along a gravel path above the Colorado River in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The former head of the Colorado River District, a water agency based on the state’s Western Slope, paused where one of its tributaries, the Roaring Fork, spilled into the river, creatin...

5.  Foreign-Owned Farms Draining Southwest Aquifers To Feed Cattle Overseas  


ZeroHedge News
View In: Other Western Droughts
Foreign-Owned Farms Draining Southwest Aquifers To Feed Cattle Overseas While the American southwest suffers under a worsening drought conditions, foreign-owned farms have been siphoning water from underground aquifers to grow water-thirsty crops like alfalfa, which ultimately end up overseas in orde...

6.  'Past the point of incremental changes': The United States is warming faster than the rest of the world  


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Emphasizing that mitigating the climate emergency and planetary heating is within policymakers' power, a new draft federal report released Monday outlined the impacts the crisis has had on U.S. communities so far and warned that extreme weather, wildfires, and climate-linked public health crises wil...