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    Slideshow: The tiny creatures of the Great Basin

    Science writer Madeleine Nash talks about the importance of the Great Basin's springs, with photos by Thomas Nash.

  • Multimedia

    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.

  • Editor's Note Suck this, Vegas!

    Suck this, Vegas!

    With climate change threatening water supplies, and the economy slowing growth in the West's thirstiest cities, it's time for a paradigm shift.

  • Sidebar

    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.

  • Feature 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.

  • Perspective Water and the National Parks

    Water and the National Parks

    National parks are good for a lot of things, including keeping water in rivers.

  • Writers on the Range The Poudre: A river besieged by thirsty cities

    The Poudre: A river besieged by thirsty cities

    Colorado's Cache la Poudre River is the third most endangered river in the country because so many Front Range developers are lusting after its water.

  • Writers on the Range I can't wait to drink wastewater

    I can't wait to drink wastewater

    Since (like it or not) all water is recycled, why not drink your community’s recycled wastewater?

  • Letters

    Fightin' words

  • Writers on the Range One man's salt must not burden another man's water

    One man's salt must not burden another man's water

    The little farming town of Mancos, Colo., is finding ways to remove salt from its water and make irrigation more efficient during drought.

  • Multimedia

    Off the deep end?

    Listen to Aaron Million talk about his Wyoming to Colorado pipeline dreams.

  • Uncommon Westerners Wild Turkey, gunfire and big pipelines

    Wild Turkey, gunfire and big pipelines

    Aaron Million wants to build a gigantic water pipeline all the way from southwest Wyoming to Colorado's Front Range.

  • Multimedia Urban Creeks 2.0

    Urban Creeks 2.0

    In San Francisco's East Bay, activists try to reconnect impoverished communities with their local waterways.

  • Feature Rebooting Urban Watersheds

    Rebooting Urban Watersheds

    In California, grassroots activists work to restore damaged East Bay waterways and the impoverished communities that surround them.

  • Writers on the Range When neighbors become cops

    When neighbors become cops

    As mandatory water conservation becomes more common in the West, many communities are asking residents to report water-wasters.

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