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  • Breakdown

    Breakdown

    California's Westlands irrigation district wants to blame the tiny and endangered Delta smelt for its water troubles, but the real culprit is simply long-term drought.

  • Two weeks in the West

    Greater sage grouse gets another shot at protection; Colorado River water users ratify new plan; news from around the West; a high-tech “virtual fence” on the U.S.-Mexico border runs into problems.

  • When Peter Gleick fell, California's water world lost big

    When Peter Gleick fell, California's water world lost big

    After he impersonated a Heartland Institute board member, gadfly scientist and Pacific Institute head Peter Gleick has been persona non grata. But California water bosses may miss his fierce intellect.

  • Environmentalists must learn to compromise

    Environmentalists must learn to compromise

    Environmentalists opposed to desalination plants are indulging in wishful thinking, because conservation is not enough to provide the arid West with water during a drought.

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