North America

‘Like a demon that’s always behind us’, the Jackpile Mine toxic legacy continues

New Mexico’s Jackpile Mine, which contains waste that will remain toxic for thousands of years, has joined a list of the U.S.’s most heavily polluted places. New Mexico In Depth reports about how to protect residents against the danger of a former mining site.

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Historically excluded from Colorado River policy, tribes want a say in how the dwindling resource is used. Access to clean water is a start.

Historically excluded from Colorado River policy, tribes want a say in how the dwindling resource is used. Access to clean water is a start. December 7, 2021 By Michael Elizabeth Sakas Ignacio residents, Marcella Gomez and Bernard Candelaria fill up thier water tanks at the Southern Ute Indian Tribe’s water distribution center south of Ignacio,

Historically excluded from Colorado River policy, tribes want a say in how the dwindling resource is used. Access to clean water is a start. Read More »

How a federal drought relief program left southern Oregon parched—and contributed to the ongoing groundwater crisis in the West

For two decades, the Bureau of Reclamation incentivized farmers to pump water faster than the resource could recover, despite warnings from its own scientists. This year, residents of Klamath County paid the price, as hundreds of household wells went dry.​

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