This month the industry's biggest lie -- that it can be trusted with our water -- is once again on display as another mining disaster has spilled millions of gallons of toxic mining waste and chemicals into our streams, rivers and lakes.
More than a dozen years of drought have begun to extract a heavy toll from water supplies in the West, where a report released
As we take our first steps towards the sea in a landscape almost as wild as it was in J.W. Powell's day, the thrill of the journey ahead, the thin mountain air and the landscape all leave me exhilarated.
The extended droughts of the past may become the norm of the future. So what should we do about this bleak situation?
GLENWOOD SPRINGS - A Colorado River expert is warning that there may be serious water shortages here and further west next
Watch footage from the last time the interior department flooded the Colorado river in 2008: FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- Interior
We are now dangerously close to the limits of what the Colorado River can provide, even in the very best of weather scenarios, and the weather is being neither so friendly nor cooperative these days.
One hundred and forty years ago this summer, a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley Powell (1834-1902), led the first full exploration of the Grand Canyon.