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Colorado River

The West May Not Be So Doomed On Water After All

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 08.31.2016 | Green

It can be difficult to see any bright side when it comes to the water challenges facing the western U.S. Whether it’s the severe drought going on it...

You Won't Believe What Colorado Is About To Legalize

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 04.06.2016 | Green

Colorado is mighty progressive on some issues, but it's the only state in the country with a ban on residential rain barrels. Now, that ban may be on ...

A Town's Tooth-and-Nail Fight to Reclaim the Colorado River

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 10.26.2016 | Green
The GroundTruth Project

Even if precipitation remained the same, the increased temperatures would mean that, instead of snow and accompanying snowpack, which serves as a natural reservoir that slowly releases water into the Colorado over the course of the year, rainwater would drench the system at points.

Along the Colorado River, Ranchers Square off Against Cities Over Water Rights

The GroundTruth Project | Posted 10.14.2016 | Green
The GroundTruth Project

The plains of Colorado's Western Slope were lush after heavy rains last spring. But a trend towards warmer, drier weather may soon leave the land parc...

Nature's: It's All Over Me

Marion Leary | Posted 08.25.2016 | Travel
Marion Leary

This was not a vacation for the faint of heart, this was a vacation of extremes -- extreme temperatures as the Colorado River, starting just below the Glen Canyon dam, was a chilly 46 degrees F.

Take the High Road -- The Scenery Is Always Better

Melissa Marsted | Posted 08.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Marsted

I realize that my boys taught me the very lesson I worked so hard to instill in them. It's time to stop intentionally looking for pennies. No more looking down; always upwards and forward.

Another Nice Mess

Bernie Shine | Posted 08.14.2016 | Green
Bernie Shine

I wonder what our legacy will be. What will we leave for future generations --"another nice mess?" Will the last one out please turn off the lights?

Don't Niagara Falls (the) Grand Canyon

Peter Getty | Posted 05.11.2016 | Green
Peter Getty

I recently got back from a lengthy trip down the Colorado River through Grand Canyon (it is somewhat frowned on by experts to call it the Grand Canyon...

Changing the Way We Think About Water: Q&A With Peter Gleick

Mark Tercek | Posted 04.26.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

I recently spoke with Dr. Gleick on the occasion of the new PBS series EARTH: A New Wild. Wednesday's episode -- the final in the series -- explores people's relationship with water in some of the planet's most spectacular places.

Why One Photographer Is Devoted To Capturing America's Disappearing Rivers

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 01.14.2015 | Arts

"We stand at a precipice in the history of water," photographer Ansley West Rivers writes in her artist statement. "How we approach the health and use...

10 Reasons to be Encouraged We Made Real Environmental Progress in 2014

Mark Tercek | Posted 03.04.2015 | Green
Mark Tercek

2014 was a year of significant progress for the environment. To be sure, we still face plenty of very daunting challenges (you know the list). But there was also a lot of very significant progress to celebrate. Around the world, governments, businesses, nonprofits, and communities successfully came together to protect nature in a big and powerful way.

The Good Guide Paradox

Richard Bangs | Posted 11.29.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

Rob Hall was the ultimate guide. He sacrificed his life helping his client realize a life-long dream, to stand atop the highest mountain in the world...

Channeling the Colorado River Delta Back From the Dead

Peter Getty | Posted 10.15.2014 | Green
Peter Getty

As you might expect, the disappearance of the Colorado River, which flows 1,450 miles from the Rocky Mountains to the Sea of Cortez, has had a rather dramatic effect on the Colorado River Delta, and not for the better.

The Colorado River Rejoins The Sea

Zachary Podmore | Posted 07.16.2014 | Green
Zachary Podmore

When we finally made it to the Gulf of California, I'd already decided I wouldn't return to the delta until the river did. I assumed this meant I'd never be back.

Will Ferrell, Robert Redford Create Hilarious Enviro PSA

Posted 03.16.2014 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Michael d'Estries: Taking a page out of Matt Damon's book for combining humor with advocacy, Robert Redford and Will F...

Now You Can Kayak The Grand Canyon -- Without Ever Touching Water

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 03.14.2014 | Green

Getting a permit to raft the Grand Canyon is a notoriously difficult affair involving weighted lotteries, years of waiting and meticulously scheduled ...

River Gods: Confessions of a Grand Canyon Guide

Richard Bangs | Posted 03.09.2014 | Travel
Richard Bangs

River Gods (author kneeling) It all began, for me, at a meeting of the Canoe Cruisers Association, the Washington, D.C. chapter. In the midst of the...

You Never Thought You'd Do This... Until You Went On Vacation

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

People travel for many reasons. Some want to escape, to live life as they never would in their day-to-day existence. Others want to channel who they r...

Our Elysium: Matt Damon, Robert Redford, and the Colorado River

Gary Wockner | Posted 11.10.2013 | Green
Gary Wockner

I know tap water can taste bad -- I taste it everywhere I go -- but can it also make you sick in the United States? At 2 a.m. in the hotel and with gurgling intestines, I was deciding if I should dissolve alka seltzer in that tap water or not.

'Unprecedented Water Crisis' | Posted 08.20.2013 | Green

More than a dozen years of drought have begun to extract a heavy toll from water supplies in the West, where a report released last week forecast dram...

Never Again Enough

William deBuys | Posted 09.29.2013 | Green
William deBuys

In the arid lands of the American West, abundance has a troublesome way of leading back again to scarcity. If you have a lot of something, you find a way to use it up -- at least, that's the history of the "development" of the Colorado Basin.

As the World Burns...

William S. Becker | Posted 08.24.2013 | Green
William S. Becker

After flying over one of Colorado's massive wildfires in the summer of 2002, then-Governor Bill Owens told reporters "it looks as if all of Colorado i...

Fixing the Colorado River: First Steps

Peter H. Gleick | Posted 07.10.2013 | Green
Peter H. Gleick

Demands on the Colorado River exceed the river's average supply, and this problem is projected to get worse as populations continue to grow and as climate changes increase temperatures and reduce runoff.

Source to Sea: Down America's Most Endangered River in Three Minutes (VIDEO)

Zachary Podmore | Posted 04.19.2013 | Denver
Zachary Podmore


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.