Water

1:21am

Tue May 22, 2012
Asia

Mongolia's Dilemma: Who Gets The Water?

Originally published on Wed May 23, 2012 8:47 am

Amin-Erdene Galkhuu pumps well water to her family's Bactrian camels in Mongolia's South Gobi region. Herders and mining firms both need water in this arid area.
John Poole NPR

Mongolia, the land of Genghis Khan and nomadic herders, is in the midst of a remarkable transition. Rich in coal, gold and copper, this country of fewer than 3 million people in Central Asia is riding a mineral boom that is expected to more than double its GDP within a decade. The rapid changes simultaneously excite and unnerve many Mongolians, who hope mining can help pull many out of poverty, but worry it will ravage the environment and further erode the nation's distinctive, nomadic identity.

Second of four parts

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1:16pm

Fri May 18, 2012
Wildfires

Hewlett Fire Threatens Greeley's Milton Seaman Reservoir

Milton Seaman Reservoir was built in 1941.
City of Greeley

12:11pm

Wed May 16, 2012
Environment

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America's Most Endangered Rivers of 2012
American Rivers

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5:00am

Wed May 16, 2012
Environment

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State Bridge, CO. Colorado State Highway 131 as it crosses over the Colorado River in Eagle County
Jeffrey Beall Flickr-Creative Commons

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2:57pm

Mon April 23, 2012
Environment

Nonprofit Launches Unusual Project to Combat Drought

mcconnell.franklin/ Creative Commons

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