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Matt Ferner

The Feds Just Made It Even Harder To Grow Legal Marijuana | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.20.2014 | Politics

An agency within the U.S. Department of the Interior announced Tuesday that state-legal marijuana grows are banned from using federal water on their c...

Matt Ferner

Feds May Cut Off Water For Legal Marijuana Crops | Matt Ferner | Posted 05.19.2014 | Politics

Some cannabis growers may soon find themselves with a lot less irrigation water if the U.S. government decides to block the use of federal water for s...

The Big Kill, Part Two

Glen Martin | Posted 06.28.2013 | Green
Glen Martin

Remember what happened on the Klamath River in 2002? You can be forgiven if you've repressed the memory: it was painful in the extreme, particularly ...

Colorado River Is #1 Endangered River in the Country

Wm. Robert Irvin | Posted 06.17.2013 | Green
Wm. Robert Irvin

It is hard to believe that the Colorado River that charges through famous rapids in the Grand Canyon is the same river that dries to a trickle before meeting the sea in Mexico.

Diverting the Missouri River to the West: 'Can' Does Not Mean 'Should'

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 02.11.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Terraforming is not science fiction but reality: humans are remaking the surface of our planet. We are altering the composition of the planet's atmosphere and fundamentally changing the entire global climate.

US Reviews Ideas For Boosting West's Dwindling Water Supply

AP | CATHERINE TSAI | Posted 04.11.2012 | Denver

DENVER -- Demand for water in a river basin that serves more than 36 million people in the West and Mexico is expected to overwhelm supply in the next...

Green River Nuclear Power Proposal Sparks Concerns Over Water Use

The Colorado Independent | David O. Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Conservation groups and at least one federal agency are raising serious questions about a water grab for a proposed nuclear power plant near Green Riv...

Bureau Of Reclamation Ordered To Clean Up Leadville Mine

The Colorado Independent | Katie Redding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

Partisan games were finally put to rest on Tuesday, as a long overdue environmental clean-up bill for Leadville, Colo., passed the U.S. House of Repre...

Leadville Contaminated Pipeline Bill To Return To House Floor, Dems Control Schedule

The Colorado Independent | Katie Redding | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LEADVILLE -- A long overdue environmental clean-up bill that would see industrially contaminated water evacuated from the Leadville Mine Drainage Tunn...