Navajo Nation

August 11, 2016--Navajo Nation plans geothermal greenhouse fuelled by mine water (GeoEnergy)

The Navajo Nation, an indigenous group in New Mexico, could soon see the development of a geothermal greenhouse. In partnership with Colorado University it is hoped that the project could utilise a geothermal resources from a a coal mine bought by the Navajo Nation from international coal company BHP in late 2012.


June 1, 2016--Navajo farmland without water (Atlantic)

Tens of thousands of acres of farmland on the Navajo Nation have been without water for more than week because of a broken pipeline that may not be fixed until next month. The farmland, located in Farmington, New Mexico, is managed by the Navajo Agricultural Products Industry (NAPI) and produces products under the “Navajo Pride” brand. Most of the crops at the Farmington f


February 27, 2016--New Mexico, Navajo Nation prepare for spring run-off carrying heavy metals (NMED News)

While temperatures warm and the high altitude snowpack in Colorado’s Southern Rockies & San Juan Mountains begins to melt, Animas/San Juan watershed communities are getting ready for the re-disturbance of toxic heavy metals in their primary water source. The U.S.

February 10, 2015--Lake Nighthorse construction likely this summer (Durango Herald)

Construction on some facilities at Lake Nighthorse could start this summer, after the Ute tribes expressed support for recreation. The letters of support will allow the Bureau of Reclamation to complete an environmental assessment, which is required for any construction to take place, said the Cathy Metz, Durango’s parks and recreation director.


October 11, 2014--Navajo residents have running water for first time (News 13)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says some Navajo families in New Mexico now have running water for the first time. USDA Rural Development officials held a dedication ceremony Friday for a new water system in Mariano Lake on the Navajo Nation. A USDA grant of $1 million funded the first phase of the water system’s construction.


July 6, 2014--Park service calls development plans a major threat to Grand Canyon (Los Angeles Times)

Hotels, shops, houses and a gondola at Grand Canyon? Plans near Grand Canyon could curb the number of visitors, officials say. Generations of park managers have tried to preserve that natural vista of the Grand Canyon, but officials here say a proposed development would alter the view.


December 30, 2013--Water poverty is a crisis for Navajo communities (Fronteras Desk)

During the season of giving we hear a lot about the small gifts that can help people in third world countries. Buy a goat, feed family in Nepal.  Donate money for tree seedlings, help farmers in India. But a new effort focuses this kind of development help closer to home, in this country, where many Navajo communities still lack running water.


December 25, 2013--Looking for water on the Rez (Navajo-Hopi Observer)

Thirteen percent of Native Americans do not have access to running water. DIGDEEP is a non-profit that believes water access is a human right. The group is working on the Navajo Reservation to help bring that percentage down. DIGDEEP is partnering with St.


August 17, 2013--NM court signs off on Navajo water settlement (Denver Post)

The Navajo Nation has cleared a major hurdle in expanding its agricultural operations in northwestern New Mexico. A state court Friday signed off on a settlement that gives the tribe enough water from the San Juan River to irrigate 40,000 acres of farmland. The 130,000 acre-feet is above the 195,000 acre-feet that the Navajo Nation now uses.


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