Water

6:30am

Tue June 25, 2013
Water

A Tug Of War Over Water At Dillon Reservoir

Dillon Reservoir as seen from a scenic look out on Eastbound I70.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

Nowhere is the annual balancing act between municipal water needs and recreational water needs more evident than the small mountain town of Frisco.

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1:03am

Thu June 20, 2013
Planet Money

A Surprising Barrier To Clean Water: Human Nature

Originally published on Mon June 24, 2013 8:38 am

Rodan Gatia gets water from a spring. A chlorine dispenser is behind her.
Jacob Goldstein NPR

In many parts of the developing world, drinking a glass of water can be deadly — especially for young children, who can die of diarrheal diseases contracted from dirty water.

So getting clean water to people in the developing world has been a top priority for aid groups for a long time. But it's been a surprisingly hard problem to solve.

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3:33pm

Wed June 12, 2013
The Salt

As Drought Turns To Flood, Farmers Get 'Weather Whiplash'

Originally published on Wed June 12, 2013 4:20 pm

A central Illinois farmer plants corn seed into the evening in Farmingdale, Ill.
Seth Perlman AP

As Chris Webber checked the 40 acres of muddy field he wanted to plant on a recent morning, he worried about getting more rain, even as he worried about the lack of it.

"The drought is over at the moment," he says. "But in Missouri, we tend to say that in 10 days or two weeks, we can be in a drought again. That's how fast it can get back to dry."

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11:48am

Sun June 9, 2013
Environment

Hidden Dangers in Colorado Waterways

Even though it's warm out, water temperatures remain low from snow melt in the state.
Credit wikimedia commons

With temperatures climbing, more people may be looking to cool off in Colorado’s waterways but officials are requesting caution.

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2:15pm

Thu June 6, 2013
The Salt

When You Waste Food, You're Wasting Tons Of Water, Too

Originally published on Fri June 7, 2013 10:29 am

A worker dumps a bucket of tomatoes into a trailer in Florida City, Fla. Much of the lost and wasted weight in fruits and vegetables is water, according to a report by the World Resources Institute.
Joe Raedle Getty Images

Tossing out food is clearly a waste of money — and maybe even immoral, according to Pope Francis, who on Wednesday likened food waste to "stealing from the table of those who are poor and hungry." And as we've reported, you also may be creating extra greenhouse gas emissions by sending food to

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