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Don't Let Nature Take Its Course

Fred Lundgren | Posted 11.22.2014 | Green
Fred Lundgren

The men and women who understood the need for massive public works projects were visionaries. They were not ideologically opposed to using the collective resources of government to make big things happen. Sadly, too few of these people are at the helm of Government today.

Southwest Braces As Lake Mead Water Levels Drop

AP | By KEN RITTER | Posted 10.12.2014 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Once-teeming Lake Mead marinas are idle as a 14-year drought steadily drops water levels to historic lows. Officials from nearby La...

PHOTOS: Lake Mead Drops To Lowest Levels Ever As Drought Plagues Southwest

Posted 07.25.2014 | Green

Last week, Lake Mead dropped to the lowest levels since the reservoir was filled upon the completion of the Hoover Dam in the 1930s. The Southwest has...

'Green News Report' - July 17, 2014

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.16.2014 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Australia's Rightwing government repeals successful landmark carbon tax...

Lake Mead Water Levels Drop To New Low

AP | By KEN RITTER | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drought in the southwestern U.S. will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and th...

Brave Or Stupid? Either Way, Don't Try This.

Irina Dvalidze | Posted 07.01.2013 | Sports

Jumping off a 120' cliff at Lake Mead is a stupid idea, unless you survive....? Nope, nope, still a stupid idea. This guy apparently did survive and w...

Mysterious Brown Foam Prompts Testing

AP | MICHELLE RINDELS | Posted 06.12.2013 | Green

LAS VEGAS -- Authorities took a boat onto Lake Mead on Tuesday to gather water samples they hope could shed light on mysterious brown foam found float...

The Next Big Water War

stateline | Jim Malewitz | Posted 04.08.2013 | Green

This piece comes to us courtesy of Stateline. Stateline is a nonpartisan, nonprofit news service of the Pew Charitable Trusts that provides daily repo...

Nevada Helicopter Crash Kills Pilot, 4 Passengers

AP | CRISTINA SILVA | Posted 07.29.2013 | Travel

LAS VEGAS -- A helicopter taking people on a luxury sunset tour of the Las Vegas Strip and Hoover Dam crashed into a mountainside Wednesday, killing t...

A Huffington Post Guide To Family Vacations In Nevada

The Huffington Post | Shawn Lealos | Posted 10.19.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Nevada can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters — it all depends on pre-trip homework. To make planning easier, we've ...

The Grand Canyon And Beyond: Our Guide To Arizona Family Vacations

The Huffington Post | Cathleen Shaffer | Posted 10.04.2011 | Travel

Family vacations in Arizona can be rewarding experiences or absolute disasters -- it all depends on pretrip homework. To make planning easier, we've d...

Lake Mead Water Level Reaches Alarming Threshold

The New York Times | Felicity Barringer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

LAKE MEAD NATIONAL RECREATION AREA, Nev. -- A once-unthinkable day is looming on the Colorado River...

Global Warming, Drought and the Grim Reaper

Dr. Reese Halter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dr. Reese Halter

Welcome to a drier world. And it's not just the southern half of the U.S. that's feeling the bite.

In the West, Climate and Energy Policy Is Water Policy

Dan Grossman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Dan Grossman

The extended droughts of the past may become the norm of the future. So what should we do about this bleak situation?

Red Snow Warning: The End of Welfare Water and the Drying of the West

Chip Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chip Ward

We are now dangerously close to the limits of what the Colorado River can provide, even in the very best of weather scenarios, and the weather is being neither so friendly nor cooperative these days.

Exploring the Grand Canyon: Only the Brave and Hardy

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kate Kelly

One hundred and forty years ago this summer, a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell (1834-1902), led the first full exploration of the Grand Canyon.