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  • It takes a district: Utah landowners control groundwater use

    It takes a district: Utah landowners control groundwater use

    In southern Utah's Escalante Valley, local landowners will form a water district to save their declining aquifer.

  • Gray water, green living

    Brian Moore has retrofitted his house in Phoenix, Ariz., to enable him to re-use water and live more sustainably

  • Trouble in the Delta

    The San Francisco Bay-Delta Authority votes to disband, even as the Bay-Delta itself -- beset by high water exports, disappearing fish and declining water quality – may be dying

  • Why bother cooking what nature failed to finish?

    Why bother cooking what nature failed to finish?

    A tar sands development proposed for Utah is insane on every level: economically, environmentally and just practically.

  • Against the current

    For a long time, the West used water as if the supply were endless, but nowadays environmentalists are finding that too much efficiency causes problems of its own, especially in fragile ecosystems like the Colorado River Delta.

  • Californians put their money where their meter is

    A new California law requires all homes in the state to use water meters by 2025

  • You, too, can be in the know about California's H2O

    David Carle’s Introduction to California Water is an ambitious field guide to the incredibly complicated world of California water

  • Arizona returns to the desert

    Rampant growth in the Phoenix area and a severe drought on the Colorado River challenge Arizona's water sustainability.

  • So-called 'peace treaty' won't save the Rio Grande

    Environmentalists made a mistake when they settled with the city of Albuquerque over water use on the Middle Rio Grande in New Mexico

  • A massive restoration program may have nothing left to save

    Fish populations are plunging in the California Delta even as the CalFed Bay-Delta Authority considers exporting yet more water

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