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  • The Vegas Paradox

    The Vegas Paradox

    In Sin City, excess and efficiency walk hand-in-hand.

  • Silenced Springs?

    Silenced Springs?

    Rare and tiny spring-dwelling creatures are threatened by everything from invasive species to Las Vegas' plan to pump groundwater from a rural part of Nevada.

  • Vegas forges ahead on pipeline plan

    The Southern Nevada Water Authority is slowly removing obstacles in the way of its plan to pump water from the Great Basin and ship it to Las Vegas.

  • When it comes to importing water, nothing seems too extreme

    When it comes to importing water, nothing seems too extreme

    A new proposal to send Mississippi River water out West is both insane and entirely possible, given the outrageous water schemes of the past.

  • Big water projects should make Westerners nervous

    Big water projects should make Westerners nervous

    Demand for water is falling, so why are we going forward with giant water projects?

  • Audio: Big threats to small ecosystems

    Freelance science writer Madeleine Nash talks to Marty Durlin about the vulnerable springs of the Great Basin, and the threats they face from invasive species and the Southern Nevada Water Authority.

  • How low will Vegas go for water?

    Patricia Mulroy of the Southern Nevada Water Authority has ambitious plans for getting yet more water for Las Vegas from intake pipes in Lake Mead

  • Squeezing Water from a Stone

    With only a tiny share of the Colorado River available to it, Las Vegas decides to get the water it needs from elsewhere in the state – underneath the rural high-desert Basin and Range country

  • ‘Tributary issue' could force a seven-stateshowdown

    Nevada is fighting with the four Upper Basin states of Colorado, Utah, Wyoming and New Mexico over its right to use water from the Colorado River’s tributaries, in particular the Virgin and the Muddy rivers

  • Las Vegas needs to let the market decide where the water goes

    Las Vegas needs to let the market decide where the water goes

    The only reason Las Vegas has managed to thrive in the scorching desert is that its water is subsidized and its use is disconnected from the real cost.

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