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Wyoming’s runaway energy boom is taking on toll on the state’s land, especially when the industry’s salty wastewater spills or leaches into the ground
The Nez Perce tribe is close to a major water-rights settlement with Idaho and the federal government, but not everyone thinks it’s a good idea for the tribe or for endangered salmon.
David Carle’s Introduction to California Water is an ambitious field guide to the incredibly complicated world of California water
Invoking NAFTA, a group of Texas farmers and irrigation districts sues Mexico over the Rio Grande’s water
In Visible Bones: Journeys Across Time in the Columbia River Country, Northwestern writer Jack Nisbet follows the Columbia River and its inhabitants across time
As the Colorado River Basin enters a sixth year of drought, the Interior Department orders seven states to start coordinating their management of the dwindling water supply.
The writer and a fourth grade class learn about dams and diversions by spending time along the Cache La Poudre River
The Bush administration’s new salmon plan treats dams as a natural part of the landscape, and sees a recovery plan as more important than actual species recovery
The writer says the 2,500-member Hoopa Tribe is finally winning river rights from the country’s largest irrigation district
Only the federal government can find away to protect both salmon and farmers in the Northwest’s Klamath River watershed
Groundwater pumping in the Sierra Vista area may be already reducing water flow to the San Pedro River
Many Western cities like Sierra Vista, Ariz., were built beside once-beautiful rivers which were overused and then neglected, while the cities looked elsewhere for new water sources to exploit
In Sierra Vista, Ariz., a partnership of developers, environmentalists and government agencies is trying to keep the San Pedro River alive, while at the same time allowing for continued growth in this burgeoning Sunbelt city
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