The Southwest’s unchecked thirst for Colorado River water could prove devastating upstream

The Southwest’s unchecked thirst for Colorado River water could prove devastating upstream

Vernal, UT CNN — Among those who love to chase trout with flies made of feathers, just the mention of a certain seven-mile stretch of Utah’s Green River can turn a hardened man rhapsodic. “I’ve guided in New Zealand, Chile, Argentina, Alaska,” said Gordon Tharrett, describing his 30-year career guiding elite fly fishers around the … Read more

Hot poles: Antarctica, Arctic 70 and 50 degrees above normal

Hot poles: Antarctica, Arctic 70 and 50 degrees above normal

Earth’s poles are undergoing simultaneous freakish extreme heat with parts of Antarctica more than 70 degrees (40 degrees Celsius) warmer than average and areas of the Arctic more than 50 degrees (30 degrees Celsius) warmer than average. Weather stations in Antarctica shattered records Friday as the region near autumn. The two-mile high (3,234 meters) Concordia … Read more