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  • A long-submerged town becomes visible

    A long-submerged town becomes visible

    Water recedes under drought conditions and reveals a lost California community.

  • A bullet for the bearer of bad news

    After Michele DeHart of the Fish Passage Center in Portland, Ore., publicly supported a plan to protect salmon, angry lawmakers led by Sen. Larry Craig yanked the center’s funding

  • Fishermen blamed for salmon troubles

    James Connaughton of the Bush administration’s Council on Environmental Quality says that fishing must be curtailed to save endangered salmon, but salmon advocates say dams are still the real threat to the fish

  • Big dams, big battles

    In Deep Water: The Epic Struggle Over Dams, Displaced People, and the Environment, Jacques Leslie profiles people dealing with dams in India, Africa and Australia

  • Judge leaves Front Range cities mile-high and dry

    A Colorado judge cancels the water right of a private company that had planned to build the state’s largest dam and use it to pipe water from the Western Slope to the cities of Denver and Colorado Springs

  • As dams fall, a chance for redemption

    Visits to three Western dams – California’s doomed Matilija Dam, the unfinished Elk Creek Dam in Oregon, and the Southwest’s giant Glen Canyon Dam – lead the author to consider the fact that sooner or later, every dam crumbles

  • This isn't your daddy's Republican party, either

  • Restoring the red pulse

    Restoring the red pulse

    Alaska’s Bristol Bay can teach us how to preserve what we still have and to restore what we’ve lost.

  • Salvation for our dam nation?

    Salvation for our dam nation?

    Although dam removals are occurring across the West, they're the exception more than the rule. And some dwindling species, like pallid sturgeon, may not be able to wait for our rivers to return to normal.

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