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  • When it comes to importing water, nothing seems too extreme

    When it comes to importing water, nothing seems too extreme

    A new proposal to send Mississippi River water out West is both insane and entirely possible, given the outrageous water schemes of the past.

  • Colorado River states reach landmark agreement

    The seven states of the Colorado River Basin have come to a groundbreaking agreement that, among other things, will allow cities such as Las Vegas to lease water from out-of-state farms during times of drought

  • A crisis brews on the Colorado

    As the Colorado River Basin enters a sixth year of drought, the Interior Department orders seven states to start coordinating their management of the dwindling water supply.

  • Weighing our water options

    As the rapidly growing city of Las Vegas, Nev., schemes to find more water, it reminds those of us who live outside big cities that we also need to rethink the way we use water

  • ‘Tributary issue' could force a seven-stateshowdown

    Nevada is fighting with the four Upper Basin states of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico over its right to use water from the Colorado River’s tributaries, in particular the Virgin and the Muddy rivers

  • The Colorado River Basin and Delta

    The Colorado River Basin and Delta

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  • One Tough Sucker

    One Tough Sucker

    Human beings are the greatest threat -- and the only hope -- for the Colorado River's razorback sucker.

  • Drought forces Las Vegas to reach deeper for water

    Lake Mead has dropped to about 58 percent of its capacity, and the quality of the water has changed, causing more expensive production and increased danger of not meeting health standards

  • Greenhouse gases go underground

    Plans for permanently storing carbon dioxide in oil fields will benefit energy companies who already use carbon dioxide injection to boost output.

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