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November 21, 2015
Water agency's land purchase rattles California farmers
The nation's largest distributor of treated drinking water became the largest landowner in a remote California farming region ...
November 19, 2015
Colorado unveils plan to manage water amid drought, demand
The snow that falls on the Colorado mountains melts into trillions of gallons of water every year, and most of it flows ...
October 26, 2015
Diver removes famous fake skeletons from Colorado River
A diver who felt he didn't get his fair share of the credit for discovering two fake skeletons sitting in lawn chairs at the ...
August 19, 2015
Interior Department to lead review of Colorado river spill
The Interior Department will lead a review of the Colorado mine spill that tainted rivers in three western states. The review ...
August 17, 2015
EPA watchdog investigating toxic mine spill in Colorado
The inspector general for the Environmental Protection Agency is investigating the cause of a massive spill from an abandoned ...
August 14, 2015
The Latest: EPA says no risk from Colorado river sediments
The latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times local): 4:30 p.m. Federal officials say initial tests on sediments collected ...
August 14, 2015
River in Colorado reopens as toxic plume reaches Lake Powell
A river in Colorado that was turned sickly yellow by a mine waste spill reopened Friday after the now-diluted toxic plume ...
August 13, 2015
The Latest: Mine leak water has likely reached Lake Powell
The latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times local): 5:25 p.m. Utah officials say that contaminated water from a mine ...
August 12, 2015
The Latest: EPA head to visit New Mexico to address spill
The latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times local): 5:40 p.m. The head of the Environmental Protection Agency says she ...
August 11, 2015
The Latest: EPA chief to visit areas affected by mine spill
The latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times local): 3:36 p.m. The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will ...
August 10, 2015
The Latest: Spill prompts New Mexico to declare emergency
The latest in the Colorado mine spill (all times local): 4:25 p.m. New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez has declared an emergency ...
August 09, 2015
Thousands of mines with toxic water lie under the West
Beneath the western United States lie thousands of old mining tunnels filled with the same toxic stew that spilled into a ...
August 09, 2015
Wastewater from Colorado mine reaches New Mexico
Mustard-colored wastewater laced with heavy metals continues to drain into a river from an abandoned mine in southwestern ...
August 07, 2015
EPA: No word yet on health risk from Colorado mine spill
The mustard-colored muck that spilled into a river from a shuttered Colorado gold mine contains heavy metals including lead ...
August 06, 2015
Mine plug blows in Colorado, dumping 1M gallons of waste
A million-gallon mine waste spill that sent a plume of orange-ish muck down a river in southwest Colorado on Thursday was ...
July 06, 2015
Las Vegas completing last straw to draw Lake Mead water
It took $817 million, two starts, more than six years and one worker's life to drill a so-called "Third Straw" to make sure ...
June 26, 2015
Swollen Colorado rivers force rafters to seek calmer waters
Rapidly melting snow and heavy spring rains are sending Colorado's rivers tumbling out of the mountains, so far claiming the ...
June 03, 2015
California's largest lake threatened by urban water transfer
Once-bustling marinas on shallow water in California's largest lake a few years ago are bone-dry. Carcasses of oxygen-starved ...
May 31, 2015
Latest on flooding: Texas rain brings no major new problems
11:30 p.m. (CDT) The Dallas County Sheriff's Department says a 7-year-old girl has been killed after a crash that ejected her ...
May 30, 2015
More heavy rain but no new serious flooding in Houston area
The seemingly ceaseless rain swept across areas of Texas again on Saturday, bringing fears of renewed flooding but no new ...