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  • Let the EPA finish its work in Pavillion, Wyoming

    Let the EPA finish its work in Pavillion, Wyoming

    The gas industry and its political partners are going to great lengths to try to derail and discredit an EPA report that blames Pavillion, Wyoming’s polluted water on hydraulic fracking.

  • People are very much a part of HCN's environmental coverage

    People are very much a part of HCN's environmental coverage

    Latino farmworker communities in California's Central Valley suffer from polluted drinking water -- and High Country News can't ignore it.

  • The World's Water 2004-2005: The Biennial Report on Freshwater Resources

    The World’s Water 2004-2005, edited by Peter Gleick, is the fourth installment of an annual report that covers water issues that span the globe

  • I can't wait to drink wastewater

    I can't wait to drink wastewater

    Since (like it or not) all water is recycled, why not drink your community’s recycled wastewater?

  • Facing the Yuck Factor

    As population growth and climate change stress the region’s water supplies, Westerners think hard about recycling their effluent, although some worry about the possibly harmful endocrine disrupters found in cleaned-up effluent.

  • Effluent, effluent everywhere

    A recent turbidity crisis in Paonia resulted in the issuance of a “boil order,” which reminded us locals how precious clean water is in the arid West.

  • Take back these drugs – please

    Some communities are trying to keep discarded pharmaceuticals out of the water supply by organizing “take-back programs” for leftover drugs

  • Communities help pay for ecosystem services provided by forests

    Communities help pay for ecosystem services provided by forests

    Watershed partnerships between communities and the federal government help make ratepayers more responsible for the health of their water supply.

  • 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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