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Rep. Diana DeGette at a candidate forum in Denver in October 2018. (Photo by Rachel Lorenz for The Colorado Independent)

Trump EPA failing at its mission, say four former agency bosses Rep. Diana DeGette:...

WASHINGTON --  Four former heads of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday blasted the Trump administration’s management of the agency, a show of...

‘We can’t nickle-dime this thing.’ Water Congress comes up dry on funds for Colorado...

When Gov. Jared Polis took office in January, he took responsibility for ensuring that Colorado doesn’t run out of water. Many in the water...

One tribal nation could decide the fate of Arizona’s drought plan The Gila River...

In Arizona, the Colorado River Drought Contingency Plan now hinges on the approval of tribal nations. The plan is meant to levy water cuts to seven...
Climate change. Silverton Mountain, March 2010. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Four seasons: Colorado water in a changing climate Part 1: The life and death...

Editor’s Note: Over the next year, The Colorado Independent will examine, season by season, the effects climate change is having on the state’s water...

Lake Dillon is warming, but its water quality remains OK, study finds

A new environmental study has some rare good news for stressed Colorado water managers: Lake Dillon, the Summit County reservoir that supplies water to...
Lake Mead

How best to share the disappearing Colorado River Seven Western states must rewrite the...

As early as 2020, hydrologists forecast that the level of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir on the Colorado River, could drop low enough to...

What the 2018 farm bill means for the West Lawmakers see hemp legalization and...

After a long journey through the Senate and House agriculture committees, the 2018 farm bill is expected to clear the president’s desk soon. The bill, which...

Feds set urgent deadline on Colorado River drought plan Interior Dept. to Arizona and...

LAS VEGAS – Reforming western water policy has always been an exercise in political maneuvering, stop-and-start negotiations and bureaucratic delays. Progress comes slowly and...

Climate change report: Southwest to see more heat, water scarcity, fires and food insecurity...

This story was originally published by NM Political Report and is reprinted here with permission of the Report. Climate change is here. It’s human-caused. And it’s...

Guest Post: Raging California wildfires give us a taste of climate change’s deadly potential

Wildfires continued to ravage both ends of California Wednesday, claiming at least 50 lives so far, with more than 200 people still missing, while...