Death by a Million Cuts

Oil field wastewater, while getting less attention than oil spills or pipeline ruptures, can be more environmentally damaging and difficult to clean up. According to a recent analysis by the Associated Press, some 180 million gallons of wastewater were spilled between 2009 and 2014. The salty brine, which is difficult…

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Warm Spring Threatens More Drought and Wildfires in West

Decreased snowpack in the Rocky Mountains may compound problems for Colorado, Arizona, California, and other Western states. On April 10th, 61 percent of the lower 48 states were listed by the U.S. Drought Monitor to be in abnormally dry or drought conditions. To assess the vulnerabilities of the watershed and…

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