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    Threatened Rivers

    Five of the 10 most endangered rivers are in the West, according to American Rivers' annual report.

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    Who'll run Hanford Reach?

    Washington Sen. Patty Murray wants to keep the free-flowing, undammed Hanford Reach - the last stretch of the Columbia - free-flowing under federal management.

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    Judge settles Telluride wetlands dispute

    The EPA orders the Telluride Ski and Golf Co. to restore 17 acres of wetlands it filled to build a golf course.

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    Nevada ranchers win water rights

    Nevada's attorney general takes away the BLM's right to hold stock-water rights and says such rights belong solely to ranchers.

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    Trade treaty may protect Arizona river

    A citizens' petition accuses the U.S. Army of allowing one of its bases dry up Arizona's last free-flowing river, the San Pedro.

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    Who wins when a river returns?

    A project to restore a riparian ecosystem would return water to California's Lower Owens River.

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    A-LP makes a hit list

    Colorado's Animas-La Plata project makes a Washington, D.C., "corporate welfare" hit list, while the Southern Ute Tribal Council ousts outspoken A-LP opponent Ray Frost over allegations of sexual harassment.

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    Water deal quenches many thirsts

    A deal that swaps two potential dam sites above Utah's Zion National Park for a new one below will provide water while protecting the Virgin River.

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    Down with dams?

    Scientists, including Dave Wegner of Grand Canyon fame and geographer Jack Schmidt, are beginning to talk seriously about getting rid of major Western dams.

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    They're still talking about A-LP

    Consensus-building meetings in Colorado's Animas-La Plata water project will continue this winter.

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    Glen Canyon team dismantled

    River ecologist Dave Wegner, who oversaw the research that led to the "manmade" flood in Grand Canyon, quits after the Interior Department shuts down his Glen Canyon Environmental Studies offices.

  • Book Reviews

    Roll on, Columbia

    Two books on the Columbia River, Blaine Harden's "A River Lost: The Life and Death of the Columbia," and William Dietrich's "Northwest Passage: The Great Columbia River," are reviewed.

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    Judge tells EPA to hurry up in Idaho

    Judge William Dwyer orders Idaho and the EPA to develop clean-up plans for 962 polluted rivers, streams and lakes.

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    Power is no longer everything

    Bruce Babbitt signs a historic record of decision to manage Glen Canyon Dam in a way that protects the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon.

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    Corporate giants slurp up a tiny town's pure water

    Bottled water company Crystal Geyser and brewing giant Anheuser-Busch are among those competing for the exceptionally pure water of Olancha, Calif.

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