Water

All (climate) politics is local
All (climate) politics is local
During a dry spring, Democratic Sen. Michael Bennet visits rural Colorado to talk economics and agriculture.
When boyhood friendships were forged outdoors
When boyhood friendships were forged outdoors
After his friend’s passing, a writer reflects on a life spent chasing fish and toads.
Scuba flies
Scuba flies
In California’s Mono Lake — whose alkaline waters are deadly to most insects — these diving flies don’t just survive; they thrive.
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.
Fish gotta spawn
The Bureau of Reclamation's drawdown of the Island Park Reservoir hurts trout.
Troubled waters
The National Parks and Conservation Association warns that water pollution and depletion plague the country's national parks.
Rio Grande not so
The Rio Grande is labeled the most endangered river by the environmental group American Rivers.
Faxed memo tells all
A development company mistakenly releases plans to destroy wetlands.
Can some good come out of the CAP?
The writer reflects on the costs and benefits of the Central Arizona Project.
The existence of dams forces hard choices
Eagles and salmon are at odds with hydropower and each other in Idaho.
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