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  • Thinking like a fish

    The essays in Chad Hanson’s collection Swimming with Trout celebrate the wonder of water and its mysterious inhabitants.

  • Elwha River dams move closer to destruction

    Two massive dams on Washington's Elwha River will be demolished to restore salmon runs.

  • River rafting -- no car required

    River rafting -- no car required

    How to enjoy a summer raft trip, fossil-fuel-free.

  • 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

  • The gift of runoff in a wet season

    The gift of runoff in a wet season

    After too many recent dry years, residents of the Rocky Mountains are relishing the music of running water.

  • Dina's Place

    An 8-year-old named Dina leads the author down to her own "special place" by the Big Sioux River on the Indian reservation that is home to the troubled child

  • The river wilder

    The river wilder

    River restoration is a complex business, whether you’re talking about Colorado’s fast-moving Gunnison River or the polluted urban waterways of San Francisco’s East Bay.

  • A chemical cocktail pollutes Western water

    A recent study from the U.S. Geological Survey finds traces of pharmaceuticals, pesticides and personal care products in Colorado’s streams and groundwater

  • Skiing, or wheeling and dealing?

    Ski resorts become a tool for real estate speculation and development across the West.

  • The Healing River

    A writer considers what he’s learned from living on a rugged Western river in the New Mexico mountains

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