Water

The tyranny of lawns and landlords
The tyranny of lawns and landlords
Renting culture puts dreams of cultivating wildness out of reach.
The Colorado River needs a long-term plan for drought
The Colorado River needs a long-term plan for drought
Western states bought some time with a historic agreement but still face a hotter, drier future.
Paranoia and a ‘preposterously’ oversized water tank
Paranoia and a ‘preposterously’ oversized water tank
An affluent Utah community spent millions to extinguish its fear of fire. Decades later, they’re still trying to buy their way out of a bottomless pit.
Damnable dams
A list of 18 dams Oregon Natural Resources Council would like to see eliminated.
Northwest is asked to give up 18 dams
Oregon Natural Resources Council wants 18 dams destroyed to save Northwest's salmon.
Comment on curbing a dam
Glen Canyon Dam hearings set
Draft plan foresees a freer-flowing Colorado River
Draft EIS proposes stabilizing water flows through Glen Canyon Dam
The Virgin River is the target
Las Vegas puts the Virgin River at the top of its list for future water supplies, upsetting upstream users.
Use-it-or-lose-it dam draws fire
Wyoming tries to revive the Sandstone Dam project in order to reserve the state's Colorado River water rights.
Wetlands at a distance
The managers of Telluride Ski Resort reach a settlement with the EPA in a suit over the largest wetland violation in Colorado history.
Montana's disappearing wetlands
The Montana Audubon Council releases a study showing the Clean Water Act is vital to the state's wetlands.
Group fights animus to Animas
The Friends of the Animas River seek Wild and Scenic River designation.
Defunct refinery fouls Wyoming river
The Sierra Club charges that a Texaco oil refinery is polluting the North Platte River in Wyoming.
Don't drink the water
The Central Arizona Project experiences more glitches in Tucson.
In Utah, water grows on trees
A U.S. Geological Survey study shows that Utahns use twice as much water as other Americans.
Pulling out of CAP
The Central Arizona Project's water price will skyrocket, costing stockholders millions.
Tribes may take over Animas-La Plata
Bureau of Reclamation Commissioner Dan Beard invites two Ute tribes to take over the Animas-La Plata water diversion project.
Two Utah counties flee water project
Two Utah counties, frustrated with the cost of the Central Utah Project, decide to pull out.
Can Dan Beard reclaim Reclamation?
A profile of Dan Beard, head of Bureau of Reclamation, shows his role within the Department of the Interior.
Now dust is his crop, says Nevada rancher
Groundwater pumping dries Milt Thompson's Diamond Valley Ranch.
Rancher joins coalition to fight 'water grabs'
A wary rancher joins an environmental group after groundwater pumping dries his ranch.
Drought costs firms big bucks
Arizona charges two concessionaires $1.3 million for dumping trash in Lake Powell.
Lawsuit cools Rogue River jets
A homeowner and an environmental group file a suit arguing that jet-boats on the Rogue River violate the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
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