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Eliminating the Buffer Zone: Colorado’s High Park Fire Has Water Agencies on Alert

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Because ash and debris from a large fire can wreak havoc on water supply infrastructure, utilities near the High Park fire have begun to shut off certain water intakes and are already planning to replant the forest.
Top Ten Endangered Rivers

Endangered Rivers and Success Stories

Leavening the imperiled areas from the latest "Endangered Rivers"…

The Stream, April 6: Radioactive Water Leaks Again At Fukushima

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Asia Twelve tons of radioactive water leaked from a pipeline…

Visions of Solar Energy’s Future Compete in Colorado’s San Luis Valley

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The U.S. government is in the process of designating more than 6,000 hectacres of federal land for solar energy development. As companies line up to submit projects, some valley residents are questioning the centralized model of energy generation and are, instead, trying to shape an independent energy future.

The Stream, December 14: Melting Arctic Releases Greenhouse Gas

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Thawing permafrost is releasing large plumes of methane gas into…

The Stream, November 28: Drought in Mexico

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Mexico's worst drought in seven decades is battering farmland…

Arizona's Gamble — Conserve Water Now, Prevent Deeper Cuts Tomorrow

For years, the state took as much water as it could from Lake Mead; now it plans to leave some in the reservoir.

Deadly La Niña Goes Global—Part I: For Western Hemisphere, Record Rains in Latin America

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Hundreds have died in Colombian floods, as cooler sea temperatures affect regions around the Pacific; climate change seen as a possible cause.

Q&A: Jonathan Waterman on Running Dry

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Jonathan Waterman has lived for five months on the waters of the Colorado River--he's paddled its length and then walked when the river ran out.

Low Water May Halt Hoover Dam’s Power

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What happens if Lake Mead drops too low to generate electricity at Hoover Dam?

Running Dry: One Man's Journey to Raise Awareness About the Shrinking Colorado River

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In 2008 journalist and photographer Jon Waterman spent five months traveling the Colorado River to understand the extent of its shrinking.

Photo Slideshow: A Desperate Clinch — Coal Production Across America

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A look at the places and faces affected by coal production in the United States.