Increased rain and snow force Oroville Spillway into use; health impacts from oil and natural gas extraction; Northern New Mexico trout drop; record-high Mexican gray wolf population in Southwest; and more environmental news from around the West this month.
New Mexico moves to leave carbon-fueled power behind, Colorado River arguments over drought planning end, the last possible savior of the Navajo Generating Station turns away, the San Joaquin Valley aquifer can’t hold as much water, and other recent news about the West and its environment.
A report calls for draconian cutbacks in irrigated farmland in the Central Valley; bipartisan Natural Resources Management Act sparks debate over Alaskan lands; Indigenous representatives speak on effects of climate change; thousands of cacti stolen from public lands; and other news from around the West.
The drama over the Colorado River’s Drought Contingency Plan continues; stealthy trout cling to survival; the wonder of old maps, art in the desert; and other recent environmental stories of interest.
Water availability and wilderness; thunderstorms on par with volcanic eruptions; golf balls in the ocean; how a border wall could affect animals; and indigenous mapmaking. Some of the best environmental reads from the past week.
Unsold beans pile up in the Northwest; Spokane grapples with a toxic legacy; native treaties clash with Wyoming hunting laws; Phoenix plans for more heat; and kids serve on snowflake watch — some of this week’s notable environmental stories.
Using entrance fees to keep national park toilets and trash manageable; a new plan to pay for federal firefighting; bringing back beavers; eating roadkill, and other recent environmental articles from around the West.
Pollution on the California-Mexico border; snowpack heads for a steep decline; water decisions cut both ways; utilities enact wildfire safety measures, and more. Some of the best reads from the past week.