Yuma, Arizona - A recent study conducted by scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey and published in the Journal of Geophysical Research - Biogeosciences found that a combination of climate and human activities (diversion and reservoirs) controls the movement of carbon in two large western river basins, the Colorado and the Missouri Rivers.

Washington, DC - Concentrations of dissolved solids, a measure of the salt content in water, are elevated in many of the Nations streams as a result of human activities, according to a new USGS study. Excessive dissolved-solids concentrations in water can have adverse effects on the environment and on agricultural, domestic, municipal, and industrial water users.

Colusa, California - California State Parks will be hosting a public workshop to discuss the future of the Colusa-Sacramento River State Recreation Area (SRA). The public is invited to participate and give their input at this second public workshop, which will be held on Thursday June 19, 2014 at the City of Colusa’s Boy Scout Cabin, 901 Parkhill Street, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Pharr, Texas - U.S. Border Patrol agents saved the life of a man, who was struggling to stay afloat in the Rio Grande, early Tuesday morning.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - You can help to reduce the number of adult drownings in your community this summer by learning to swim and encouraging others to join you.

Phoenix, Arizona (NAPSI) - High blood pressure can greatly increase your risk for heart disease and stroke, but there’s good news if you are living with this condition. In addition to medication, there are proactive steps you can take to control your blood pressure and help improve your heart health.

Yuma, Arizona (NAPSI) - When mosquito season is here, Americans need to be vigilant about protecting themselves and their families. Not only are mosquitoes a terrible nuisance, they can carry West Nile virus, so it’s essential to do all you can to keep the bloodthirsty biters away.