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  • The Hoopa’s fight for a river is a lesson for us all

    The writer says the 2,500-member Hoopa Tribe is finally winning river rights from the country’s largest irrigation district

  • Another fish kill on the Klamath seems to be coming

    The writer says the same conditions exist for yet another fish kill on the Klamath River

  • An antidote to despair

    Chip Ward’s new book, Hope’s Horizon: Three Visions for Healing the American Land, takes a clear-eyed, optimistic look at the nation’s ecological problems

  • Wanted: Leak-proof dumps

    Because arid Wyoming built landfills without liners, at least 21 of the state’s dumps are now leaking dangerous chemicals into groundwater

  • One national park could tell the truth about the West

    The West’s endless tug-of-war between scenery and resources is brought into dramatic focus at Colorado’s Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

  • The great Central Arizona Project funding switcheroo

    The state of Arizona and the federal government have long bickered over who should pay for the Central Arizona Project, but a recent agreement reduces the state’s share, and puts money toward funding Indian water projects

  • Tribe defeated a dam and won back its water

    The Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation, which defeated a dam that would have flooded tribal farmland, uses water from the Central Arizona Project to grow profitable crops like pecans and citrus fruits

  • A tempered victory

    The Gila River Indian Community in Arizona is on the verge of a huge and historic water rights victory, but even the most successful Indian crusades for water are always compromises

  • The New Water Czars

    In Arizona, a historic water deal could give the tiny, impoverished Gila River Indian Community a path back to its farming roots – and turn it into one of the West’s next big power brokers

  • Pipe Dreams

    Nevada’s dirt-poor Lincoln County is rich in water, but conservationists have reservations about Vidler Water Company’s plans to market it, and the city of Las Vegas has its own needs– and plans – for that water

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