Water

The water czar who reshaped Colorado River politics
The water czar who reshaped Colorado River politics
Las Vegas’ Pat Mulroy initiated an era of deal-making that may buffer against catastrophic drought.
Keeping the dust down in California’s Owens Valley
Keeping the dust down in California’s Owens Valley
A civil engineer battles Los Angeles over its air pollution legacy.
Latest: California fracking companies inject protected aquifers with wastewater
Latest: California fracking companies inject protected aquifers with wastewater
EPA found that state regulators allowed 2,500 to be contaminated.
The End is nigh (or at least it's really dry)
An update on the drought situation in the West
Producing more power means using more water
Producing more power means using more water
Federal agencies often overlook the tight relationship between energy production and water use.
U.S. water use, current and projected
U.S. water use, current and projected
Graphs displaying water use by category.
Of water and dust
The latest on the Colorado River and California's Owens Lake
Water wins
U.S. and Mexico sign Colorado River deal
The war on New Mexico's water
The governor's political appointees are dismantling environmental protections
The water project that wouldn't die
The Animas-La Plata project in southwestern Colorado nears completion, 70 years after it started
Is the future of Western water in jeopardy?
Texas wants us to think so, but probably not
The true believer and the skeptic: A review of River Republic and A Ditch in Time
The true believer and the skeptic: A review of River Republic and A Ditch in Time
Two optimistic new books discuss aging water infrastructure in the West.
Enviros worry about Utah tar sands water pollution
Group challenges ruling exempting mine from water pollution monitoring