Energy Companies Eye Big Oil and Gas Expansion in Wyoming

Will the fracking boom echo in America’s leading coal state?

Lake Mead Drains to Record Low As Western Drought Deepens

Despite drying conditions, four states plan additional water…

Jolted by Reality, Colorado River Water Managers Plan for Persistent Drought

Unprepared for more years of drought, basin states work to preserve…


The long road to information about a federal study of fracking’s…

Photo Slideshow: Above the Colorado River

A bird's eye view of the Colorado River demonstrates how persistent drought conditions affect the basin and how the southern Nevada region manages its share of what trickles down.
Top Ten Endangered Rivers

Endangered Rivers and Success Stories

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

The Stream, April 2: Fracking in Texas, Pennsylvania and Wyoming

New findings that indicate elevated levels of methane in water…

Supreme Court Ruling Tests Boundaries of Water Supply and Energy Production Along Montana-Wyoming Border

Montana and Wyoming have taken their transboundary water dispute to the Supreme Court. Wyoming won the first round. But others await in a case that will help decide how much water is really available to generate energy and to produce food in one of the nation’s driest regions, as well as who has access to that water.

Coal Conversion in the Rust Belt: Will It Be a Diamond for Small Ohio River Town?

An energy company has plans to withdraw water from the Ohio River, the potential site for a coal-to-liquid fuels conversion plant, which would be the first of its kind in the United States and the sixth in the world. Though it will bring jobs to the region, the proposal is facing strong opposition from environmental groups.

The Stream, April 13: Legal Matters

Dams in Brazil Despite calls for a moratorium, Brazil’s government…

The Stream, March 17: California’s Nitrate Contamination

A new report led by the Pacific Institute reveals that nitrate…

Colorado Developer Provides Customer List for Proposed Water Pipeline

Colorado's potential water demand from a proposed water pipeline originating in Wyoming is 50 percent more than the amount proposed for delivery, according to documents submitted yesterday to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.