Water

Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Many communities fight transport of crude oil through their towns; some find legal footing to succeed.
EPA loophole allows streams of wastewater in Wyoming
EPA loophole allows streams of wastewater in Wyoming
Environmentalists challenge permits that result in dumping of toxic chemicals on tribal land.
Are we in a megadrought?
Are we in a megadrought?
As the dry-spell continues, a radio forum on water security in Western states.
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
Chinook salmon come home to Elwha River
Native fish head upstream in wake of dam removal
New podcast, all about drought
An oral history of the 1950s drought, and a new study on the 2000 - 2004 drought, and how it stacks up against what we can expect in the future
West of 100: Droughts past, present and future
West of 100: Droughts past, present and future
An oral history of the 1950s drought in West Texas, and a look at what the 2000 to 2004 drought could portend for the future.
Map of proposed Bay Delta tunnels
Map of proposed Bay Delta tunnels
Two new tunnels would take fresh Sacramento River water beneath the Delta instead of allowing its full flow to enter the more brackish Delta.
Tunneling under California's Bay Delta water wars
Tunneling under California's Bay Delta water wars
Environmentalists and fishermen have panned past versions of Gov. Jerry Brown's new proposal for water export tunnels, but it might actually help endangered fish.