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  • New Hope for the Delta

    New Hope for the Delta

    During the worst drought in more than a century, the Colorado River may flow to the sea once more.

  • A delta reborn in drought

    A delta reborn in drought

    Even as the Southwest teeters on the edge of a radically drier future, a rare opportunity to revive the Colorado River Delta has emerged in an agreement hashed out between Mexico, the U.S. and some of West's most powerful – and thirsty – water agencies.

  • 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.

  • California farm communities suffer tainted drinking water

    California farm communities suffer tainted drinking water

    In California's agricultural hub, the Central Valley, Latino communities fight for clean water.

  • Parched lives in a parched land: A review of the Ordinary Truth

    Parched lives in a parched land: A review of the Ordinary Truth

    Jana Richman's novel of a Nevada family divided by conflict over water

  • Lost and found waterways

    Lost and found waterways

    Rediscovering the forgotten rivers and streams of Los Angeles and Tucson.

  • Californians put their money where their meter is

    A new California law requires all homes in the state to use water meters by 2025

  • The Tamarisk Hunter

    In the desert Southwest of 2030 Big Daddy Drought runs the show, California claims all the water, and a water tick named Lolo ekes out a rugged living removing tamarisk.

  • Apprehension

    U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Officer John Schaefer is one of only two officers patrolling the 860,000 acres of Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge, a thoroughfare for illegal immigrants and armed drug smugglers

  • Perseverance

    Illegal border crossers face a dangerous journey filled with heat, dust, flies and thirst, and always the danger of capture and deportation

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