Water

Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay.
Mining companies pollute waterways. Citizens pay.
Nearly 2 billion pounds of toxic waste were dumped into western waterways in 2017, and taxpayers are left to clean up the mess.
Humanity is a liability the natural world can no longer afford
Humanity is a liability the natural world can no longer afford
What a lifetime of observing nature has taught me.
A high alpine weed grower’s unusual harvest
A high alpine weed grower’s unusual harvest
Rob Trotter’s vision continues to deteriorate as he works on his marijuana farm in Gypsum, Colorado.
No more ignoring the obvious: Idaho sucks itself dry
Overpumping has drained Idaho's Snake River acquifer until rivers like the Big Lost run dry.
Albuquerque learns it really is a desert town
Uncontrolled growth and the relocation of Intel Corporation to Albuquerque force the city to re-elvaluate its water policy.
Another water project is drowned
The controversial Homestake II water project is defeated.
Horses must back off
Horses are banned from acequia because of pollution problems.
BuRec to allow water thefts to continue
BuRec backs off from water-spreading reforms.
Eight charged with bombing a river
A former rafting guide is among eight men indicted for dynamiting Arizona's Quartzite Falls.
On Friday, the fish took some of it back
Los Angeles is forced to start returning water to the Owen River Gorge.
Ripples grow when a dam dies
After the defeat of the proposed Two Forks Dam, Colorado water policy changes radically.
Who's who in water spreading
A brief guide to groups involved in water-spreading issues.
Nevada Water Forum
Findings of Nevada Water Forums are published.
Babbitt helps a river
Babbitt thwarts hydroelectric project in Klamath Falls when he declares an 11-mile stretch of the Klamath a National Scenic River.
Leopold floats us to an understanding
Chip Rawlins reviews A View of the River by Luna Leopold.
New look at a river basin
The Environmental Defense Fund wants to protect the Colorado River Basin.
Sole source
EPA may grant special protection to an aquifer in eastern Washington and Western Idaho as "sole source" of drinking water for the area.
Water planning in the desert
Nevada State Division of Water Planning drafts new policy to guide water-planning decisions.
Save a river
David Bolling's book How to Save a River offers advice to activists.
Undoing a dam is expensive
Removal of two dams on the Elwha River may prove too expensive, government officials say.
Pesticides linger in Northwest
Report finds groundwater contamination by pesticides in the Northwest.
Colorado water map
Colorado water education forum provides maps and information.
Wetlands program wasn't
Study shows that mitigation projects in Oregon destroyed more wetlands than they created.
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