Category Archives: July 2017

Transforming a river corridor: An ambitious partnership has battled invasive plants along 180 miles of the Dolores, providing job training for young people in the process

Print this articleWhat happens when you dam a river, use the resulting reservoir to irrigate 63,000 acres (sending the water to a different watershed), control downstream flows through human-dictated releases, and then have an extended drought? The ecosystem changes. This … Continue reading

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Coal-fired furor: A power plant wins a lease extension amid a haze of controversy

Print this articleAfter eight hours of debate, Navajo lawmakers approved a replacement lease permitting the controversial Navajo Generating Station near Page, Ariz., to continue operating until December 2019. In February, the Salt River Project, which operates the coal-fired power plant, … Continue reading

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Worth the weight (Prose and Cons)

Print this articleThere are many authors whose virtuosity inspires me to be a better writer. There are but a few, however, whose talent is so prodigious, so dispiritingly outsized, as to make me want to throw up my hands and … Continue reading

Published in July 2017, Prose and Cons