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  • California's Tangled Water Politics

    California's Tangled Water Politics

    Will there ever be enough water in California's Bay Delta to satisfy farmers, keep fish alive and quench the thirst of millions of people?

  • Grace behind glass

    Grace behind glass

    An fish ladder on the Columbia River provides a view of unexpected wonders.

  • Dam removal for dummies

    Dam removal for dummies

    A how-to guide to free-flowing rivers, with illustrations from Oregon's recently removed Gold Ray Dam.

  • Nature and cities in context

    Nature and cities in context

    In Cities and Nature in the American West, environmental historians dissect the relationship between the urban West and the natural landscape.

  • Eccentricity and wildness

    Eccentricity and wildness

    Western eccentrics are found underwater as well as in the high country.

  • Removing four dams is worth some compromise

    Removing four dams is worth some compromise

    It's not perfect, but the settlement that removes four dams in Oregon and California's Klamath River Basin is the right thing to do.

  • The bald eagle paradox

    The bald eagle paradox

    What happens when the recovery of an endangered species threatens the survival of other species?

  • Obama disappoints when it comes to salmon

    Obama disappoints when it comes to salmon

    The latest Columbia and Snake river salmon plan largely ratified the Bush administration's inadequate approach.

  • Why one Coloradan cares about fish quotas

    Why one Coloradan cares about fish quotas

    Fisheries management is important to more than seafood lovers; it's a matter of life and death to Pacific Coast communities.

  • Revival or dam-nation?

    Revival or dam-nation?

    The push for alternative power could spawn a rush for small hydropower projects in the Northwest.

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