Find out the latest news about western water and climate change, with articles, interviews with Carpe Diem West network leaders, and press.

Report Released - "Breaking Down Barriers: Priority Actions for Advancing Water Quality Trading"

In the recently released report "Breaking Down Barriers: Priority Actions for Advancing Water Quality Trading.”  The report is a product of the National Network on Water Quality Trading (“Natio...

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Leave it to Beavers

It's time for some common-sense approach to managing our wild spaces. Bring in the beavers! Beaver restoration is a key tool for building healthy, resilient watersheds in the West. With the help...

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Thank you, yes we care about the Rio Grande

It's easy to get lost in the pessimism and swirl of water, specifically the life and health of our rivers. But in a recent op-ed the author asks the question "The Rio Grande is Dying, Does anyone Ca...

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Are California communities running out of water – or democracy? An Interview with Charlotte Weiner

The public water boards in California’s southern San Joaquin Valley are only nominally public. In the last four years, a stunning 87% of those seats were uncontested – so often that three-quarters...

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Preparing for the health impacts of a fiery future

Welcome to the new normal. On a warming planet, we are seeing more of the hot, dry conditions that have turned the American West into a tinderbox. Indeed, the very concept of “fire season” is a th...

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