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  • A little wild

    Percentage of federally owned land and wilderness in Western states

  • Two weeks in the West

    Bush cuts EPA library budget; BLM admits failure to protect air quality and wildlife around Pinedale, Wyo., gas fields; California announces perchlorate limits for drinking water; Grand Junction, Colo., passes ordinance against drilling

  • HCN looks to the future

    In a special summer reading issue, HCN dishes up a science fiction story that imagines life in the Southwest in 2030 or so, when "Big Daddy Drought" is in full stride, and California claims all water

  • Montana court acknowledges water linkage

    Montana’s Supreme Court rules that groundwater and surface water are connected, in a ruling that will affect water rights and development across the state

  • On the Colorado River, a tug-of-war on a tightrope

    A wet winter postpones the declaration of a shortage on the Colorado River as the Upper and Lower Basin states continue to squabble over long-strategy for dealing with the region's droughts

  • Farmers and ranchers say city is stealing water

    In New Mexico, Alamogordo’s plan to build a desalinization plant and tap the Tularosa Basin aquifer has area ranchers and farmers worried

  • Who owns Klamath water — farmers or the public?

    A judge rules that Pacific Coast fishermen can intervene as a third party in a lawsuit between Klamath River Basin farmers and the federal government

  • The life of an unsung Western water diplomat

    Silver Fox of the Rockies by Daniel Tyler tells the story of Delphus E. Carpenter, who sought peaceful resolutions to Western water problems, and helped create the 1922 Colorado River Compact

  • Texas water case is 'takings' on steroids

    Invoking NAFTA, a group of Texas farmers and irrigation districts sues Mexico over the Rio Grande’s water

  • Klamath farmers face a new threat

    Klamath Basin farmers may be hit with a huge increase in electric rates, but some say that even putting farms out of business may not save enough water for endangered fish

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