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  • Las Vegas needs to let the market decide where the water goes

    Las Vegas needs to let the market decide where the water goes

    The only reason Las Vegas has managed to thrive in the scorching desert is that its water is subsidized and its use is disconnected from the real cost.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • When you care enough to flush the very best

    John Clayton is flushed with pride over the brand-new state-of-the-art toilet in his newly remodeled house.

  • Harvesting the sky

    Thirsty Santa Fe, N.M., considers an innovative law requiring all new buildings to install rainwater-harvesting systems.

  • Too much can be asked of a river

    Laura Paskus lives a mile and a half from the Rio Grande, a river which shares a dubious distinction with India’s Ganges and China’s Yangze: The three are among the Top Ten most endangered rivers on the planet.

  • 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.

  • Energy Colonizes the West

    Acres leased for drilling in the West

  • A little wild

    Percentage of federally owned land and wilderness in Western states

  • Two weeks in the West

    Bush cuts EPA library budget; BLM admits failure to protect air quality and wildlife around Pinedale, Wyo., gas fields; California announces perchlorate limits for drinking water; Grand Junction, Colo., passes ordinance against drilling

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