Magazine
Silenced Springs?

October 12, 2009

A controversial water project planned by Las Vegas threatens the tiny inhabitants of many remote Great Basin springs.

Feature

Silenced Springs?
Silenced Springs?
Rare and tiny spring-dwelling creatures are threatened by everything from invasive species to Las Vegas' plan to pump groundwater from a rural part of Nevada.

Sidebar

Vegas forges ahead on pipeline plan
The Southern Nevada Water Authority is slowly removing obstacles in the way of its plan to pump water from the Great Basin and ship it to Las Vegas.

Editor's Note

Suck this, Vegas!
Suck this, Vegas!
With climate change threatening water supplies, and the economy slowing growth in the West's thirstiest cities, it's time for a paradigm shift.

Current

Biotech beet-down
Biotech beet-down
That candy bar you're eating may have been made with genetically modified beets that were illegally approved.

Essays

A guide to the past -- and the future
A guide to the past -- and the future
The WPA Guide to 1930s Montana has become the author's favorite guidebook.

Dear Friends

'Leave no trace' art
'Leave no trace' art
A profile of HCN reader and artist Levi Jackson
Welcome, new HCN employees
New employees include computer whiz Mike Maxwell and circulation worker Ellen Kraus; Chip Giller of grist.org wins award; Jon Christensen is new director of the Bill Lane Center for the American West.

Focus

Audubon feathers fly in Arizona
Audubon feathers fly in Arizona
A controversial proposed land swap reveals the growing rift between Maricopa Audubon and a new and wealthier rival -- Audubon Arizona.

Two Weeks in the West

Parties 'R' Some Of Us
Parties 'R' Some Of Us
Despite the economic slump, Western party-throwing companies are doing well, especially when it comes to throwing fancy weddings.

How it Works

Empty nest
Empty nest
Making a case for the California condor's return to the Northwest

Uncommon Places

Water across the Divide
Water across the Divide
In 2003, Colorado's Grand Ditch was breached, causing flood damage to the Upper Colorado River and to Rocky Mountain National Park.

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