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  • Tribal Links

    In New Mexico, some Indian reservations are jumping on a surprising new economic bandwagon, making use of their land and water rights to build golf courses and resorts to attract golf-playing tourists.

  • Acequia culture feels under the gun

    In his own words, artist and scholar Nicasio Romero talks about the threats facing the centuries-old acequia farm culture of New Mexico.

  • Mayordoma works hard to go unnoticed

    Marie Coburn, mayordoma of an acequia that waters the small farms of Dixon, N.M., works to make sure that the 98 farmers on the ditch get the water they are entitled to.

  • A home-grown Water War

    In northern New Mexico, the small, family-owned Sipapu Ski Area is battling the little farming town of Dixon over water rights to the Rio Pueblo and Rio Embudo, tributaries of the Rio Grande.

  • This reclamation plan uses waste to bury waste

    The Midnite Mine, a uranium mine on Washington's Spokane Indian Reservation, would like to bury its high-level waste with trucked-in low-level nuclear waste, a plan the Spokane tribe protests.

  • An off-the-books polluter

    A loophole in the Toxics Release Inventory keeps mining pollution, except for that caused by smelters, off its lists.

  • The filthy West: Toxics pour into our air, water, land

    The EPA's Toxic Releases Inventory report documents the annual industrial pollution of land, air and water in the U.S., with six of the top 10 polluters located in the West.

  • Lack of enchantment: Santa Fe's boom goes flat

    Santa Fe's hotel and tourism industry blames populist Mayor Debbie Jaramillo for the slowing of the city's upscale boom.

  • Politics 101: The new politics has no room for a giant gentleman

    A reporter travels through Washington state's 5th congressional district to try to understand the November election defeat of Democratic Speaker of the House Tom Foley after 30 years in office.

  • Albuquerque learns it really is a desert town

    Uncontrolled growth and the relocation of Intel Corporation to Albuquerque force the city to re-elvaluate its water policy.

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