From snow to glacier, from river to delta, and back again. Now, that centuries-old cycle has been interrupted by the tremendous volume of water required to extract oil from the Alberta tar sands.
The economic crisis—and the rising price of gold—have spurred North American firms to reopen mines and attack environmental regulations. Here’s what we can learn from El Salvador’s moratorium on new mining permits.
Activists in the Gulf Coast aren’t willing to stand by while a portion of the controversial pipeline gets fast-tracked.
Protecting a 400-year-old water management system from industrial takeover is also about protecting the Southwest's future.
This PTA mom is leading the fight against toxic waste in her Texas hometown.
How the state’s fight for clean water is reshaping its political landscape.
A protest at the World Bank supported El Salvador’s attempts to put human rights above corporate rights.
The epic journey of a plastic bag from its release into the wild to ultimate destination in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
Plans to restore the Elwha River on the Olympic Peninsula in Washington state begin with the removal of a dam that's stood for almost a century.
In Nebraska, the fight against the Keystone XL pipeline is no longer about left versus right.
To protect their water supply, Salvadorans are trying to ban corporate gold mining—and facing threats and violence as a result.
Why 96 percent of Italian voters rejected their government’s push for water privatization.
What’s a town to do when state regulatory agencies don’t keep corporate drilling out?
In Seattle, how changes in policy help prepare for changes in climate.
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