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In Northern Minnesota, Two Economies Square Off: Mining vs. Wilderness - The New York Times
Proposed mines near the Boundary Waters have become the latest front in the fight over who gets to profit from America’s natural resources.
nytimes  nytimesmag  conservation  ecology  enivornment  minnesota  water  naturalresources  industry  economy 
november 2017 by brendanmcfadden
California Drought Tests History of Endless Growth
A punishing drought is forcing a reconsideration of whether the aspiration of untrammeled growth that has for so long been the state’s engine has run against the limits of nature.
nytimes  losangeles  drought  goverment  water  environment  california  southerncalifornia 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Big Water
The California Dream is made possible by old water and big water. Unfortunately, the former doesn’t care about us, and the latter’s running dry. A native reports from the wine country, where fires loom.
history  california  water  themorningnews 
july 2014 by brendanmcfadden
When Gushers Sprang From the Los Angeles Basin
For his first in a series of four posts on L.A.’s water-fuelled growth, Nathan Masters rediscovers the city’s first free-flowing artesian well.
wells  water  cities  urbanplanning  losangeles  agriculture  citidig  lamagazine 
august 2013 by brendanmcfadden

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