A Hopi leader fought a lonely battle to stop a mining company from stealing water that helped build Phoenix. He succeeded. Finally
A water dispute puts both the economy and the environment at risk
Gray whales are leading tourists, conservationists and business operators on a rocky voyage toward economic and environmental salvation.
From the week of December 20, 2001
From the week of December 13–19, 2001
Ecologists are still trying to spin their phony 'Save the Whale' campaign
From the week of December 6–12, 2001
From the week of Nov. 29 - Dec. 5
Environmental groups sent out a worldwide call to save the gray whale from a Mexican salt plant. They got millions of dollars and thousands of new members. But scientists found no threat to the whales.
The road to Punta Abreojos is paved with hollow intentions
Mexican officials were quite capable of stopping one of the world's largest corporations on their own
Native Americans protest water loss from mining company
The Western Pacific gray whale, once thought extinct, clings to life in a remote Siberian sea. Biologists fear their research is providing cover for massive oil drilling that threatens to wipe out this lost tribe once and for all.
The Hopi want one of the largest coal mines in North America to stop using their groundwater. If springs and wells continue to dry up, they say, their ancient culture may disappear, too.
Dave Wegner's career with the Bureau of Reclamation seemed to be at peak flow. He had no idea it was about to run dry.
Other Valley cities wonder whether Phoenix's water treatment practices increase the odds for an outbreak of a waterborne disease. It's called Crypto and it can kill.