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Saving tiny patches of rare plants from extinction is no easy task. In most cases, you can't just put a fence around them and call it good.
Over 100 businesses on the Western Slope wrote Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper today, asking that he stop devoting state resources to study Aaron Million's embattled Flaming Gorge pipeline proposal.
The once-lush delta where the Colorado River used to spill out into the Sea of Cortez is now a dry sandy landscape in Mexico where “America's hardest-working river” is too tired to finish the job. Climate change, urban demand and a burgeoning energy industry are literally tapping the Colorado River to death.