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The Lake Powell pipeline is a hot, expensive mess

With rainfall at record lows, water is an increasingly precious commodity in the deserts of southern Utah. But in the driest reaches of redrock country, one long-waged water war thunders even louder than the rest. Utah legislators and water managers have spent nearly a decade trying to break ground on the 140-mile-long Lake Powell Pipeline, which will carry 77 million gallons of water annually from the Colorado River to nearby Washington and Kane Counties.

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Two of San Diego’s top scientists to share $1.3 million Tang Prizes

UC San Diego scholar who influenced Pope Francis on climate change and a Salk Institute biologist who helps develop cancer drugs will each share the $1.3 million that comes with winning a Tang Prize, one of the newest and priciest awards in science. Veerabhadran Ramanathan of the university’s Scripps Institution of Oceanography was chosen for his decades of insights about how humans influence the world’s climate, sometimes in severe and deadly ways.

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Blog: ‘We’re in uncharted territory’

In one of those small world coincidences, I [John Fleck] was on a bike ride yesterday afternoon, wandering downtown Santa Fe, New Mexico, and bumped into (figuratively) [Metropolitan Water District of Southern California General Manager Jeffrey] Kightlinger. … Not so coincidental, really. Kightlinger and I converged with other Colorado River folks on Santa Fe for an Upper Colorado River Commission meeting this week.

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California limits daily personal water use to 55 gallons — kind of

California has always been America’s leader on environmental policy, and water is no exception. So it was hardly surprising when the state made headlines across the nation in early June with a new policy on residential water use: Californians will be limited to 55 gallons per person per day for their indoor water needs.

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