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  • Silence of the clams

    Scientists counting clams on the Colorado River Delta say the region has lost 95 percent of its biological richness since Hoover Dam was built in the 1930s.

  • Fiddling with FERC

    Environmentalists say a bill intended to speed up the dam relicensing process at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission might lead to inadequate environmental assessments.

  • The water empress of Vegas

    Patricia Mulroy, general manager of Las Vegas Valley Water District and Southern Nevada, Water Authority, has kept water coming to her booming desert city, but environmental concerns and water-quality problems are signs that her water empire can't last fo

  • End of a dam saga

    Jim Trees plans to replace a 140-year-old diversion dam in a Zion National Park wilderness study area with an "environmentally friendly" weir just outside the park boundary.

  • A-LP gets federal A-OK

    A revised and scaled-down version of Colorado's controversial Animas-La Plata water project appears poised to become reality at last.

  • River of dreams

    For 30 years, activists have been working to remove two dams and restore salmon runs on Washington's Elwha River, and now the goal is in sight - if the money comes through from Congress.

  • 'Hydro(power) had no friends'

    In his own words, Orville Campbell, who spent 30 years working for the companies that own the Elwha dams, talks about the movement to take down those dams.

  • Lessons for the Colorado

    On river trips, Richard Ingebretsen of the Glen Canyon Institute talks about Lake Powell and introduces people to the idea of removing Glen Canyon Dam and resurrecting the Colorado River's drowned canyons.

  • Agencies tangle over Hells Canyon dams

    In the Northwest, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is fighting with the National Marine Fisheries Service over relicensing three dams in Hells Canyon on the Snake River that the fisheries service says are killing salmon.

  • Savage controversy peacefully resolved

    An Oregon irrigation district has agreed to breach the Savage Rapids Dam on the Rogue River.

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