Water

New Mexico commission votes to divert Gila River
New Mexico commission votes to divert Gila River
Decision greenlights contentious multi-million dollar diversion project.
Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?
Can biomimicry tackle our toughest water problems?
With floating islands and other inventions, eco-entrepreneur Bruce Kania thinks so.
Commission to decide on Gila River’s fate
Commission to decide on Gila River’s fate
Approval for a diversion expected Monday despite broad criticism.
'They wasted a lot of money'
Mary Belardo, chair of the Torres-Martinez Band of Desert Cahuilla Indians, talks about the Indian perspective on the Salton Sea.
'It's no horror story to me'
Longtime Salton City resident Norm Niver talks about the need to save the Salton Sea.
'Something has got to give'
Salton Sea State Recreation Area Superintendent Steve Horvitz explains why the sea is so important.
Trickle of hope
An introduction to the special issues on the Salton Sea and the Colorado River Delta points to signs of life in an abused landscape in Southern California and Mexico.
Accidental refuge: Should we save the SaltonSea?
The Salton Sea became the Salton Sea in 1905, when human accident flooded the desert; now its survival is uncertain, as demand for scarce water continues to grow in Southern California.
Service says dams should stay put
The National Marine Fisheries Service wants to table for five to 10 years any serious debate on breaching four dams in the Snake River to save salmon.
Corps catches criticism
Critics in Congress, the media and citizens' groups are calling for reforms and more accountability from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
The Clark Fork unplugged
The EPA wants to remove a dam on Montana's Clark Fork River that had been holding back contaminated mine tailings from Butte and Anaconda, and have the waste cleaned up.
An unruly river
Historian Robert Kelley Schneider's book, "Unruly River: Two Centuries of Change Along the Missouri," describes how well-meaning civic boosters and farmers almost destroyed the Missouri River's landscape and the Indian tribes that once lived along it.
One dam, two rallies
While anti-dam activists hold lively rallies calling for the demolition of Glen Canyon Dam, the pro-dam group Friends of Lake Powell stages rallies of its own, defending the reservoir and the local economy based on it.