excerpt: “FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — Authorities arrested three people near the Arizona Snowbowl in the latest round of protests against using reclaimed water for making snow.
The Coconino County Sheriff’s Office says it received a report from the U.S. Forest Service Saturday that protesters had gathered on Snowbowl Road northwest of Flagstaff.”
(PhysOrg.com) — A new study shows a changing climate could reduce trout habitat in the Western United States by about 50 percent over the next 70 years, with some trout species experiencing greater declines than others. The results were reported by a team of 11 scientists from Colorado State University, Trout Unlimited, the U.S. Forest Service Rocky Mountain Research Station, the U.S. Geological Survey and the University of Washington Climate Impacts Group.
The study, published this week in the peer-reviewed science journal, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, predicts native cutthroat throughout the West could decline by as much as 58 percent and introduced brook trout could decline by as much as 77 percent. Rainbow and brown trout populations, according to the study, would also decline by an estimated 35 percent and 48 percent, respectively..