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  • The Latest Bounce

    Richard Pombo wants new offshore drilling; Nevada gold mines spew mercury across West; grazing fees don’t pay for program; judge slams Forest Service over refusal to look at environmental impacts of fire retardant

  • U.S. Department of Energy elbows in on Clean Water Act

    The federal Energy Department and the state of Wyoming have challenged Montana’s plan to establish pollution controls for coalbed methane wells

  • 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.

  • City makes desperate bid for watershed

    Grand Junction and Palisade, Colo., try unsuccessfully to bid on oil and gas leases to protect their water supply from contamination by drilling

  • State picks up federal slack on perchlorate

    Outgoing California Gov. Gray Davis signs two bills into law to protect drinking water from perchlorate contamination

  • Mucking around San Francisco Bay

    San Francisco Bay: Portrait of an Estuary by John Hart pairs beautiful photos with an intriguing history of the pollution -- and the reclamation -- of the bay area

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