Grading the ProPublica Series ‘Killing the Colorado’ on its Population Coverage

Not as Bad as Most, Not as Good as It Could and Should Be

We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again till we’re blue in the face: the news media as a whole get a failing grade in their coverage of population and the environment. A big fat “F.” If reporters were in journalism school taking a class on “thorough environmental reporting” they would almost all flunk it.

Southwestern States Guzzling Groundwater till it’s Gone

UC Irvine and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab (JPL) scientists have published a new study in the journal Geophysical Research Letters that for the first time documents and quantifies the appalling depletion of groundwater in the Colorado River Basin.

Rule of Law Falls as Administration Goes to Pot

Most people are aware that the state of Colorado is now permitting, to a limited extent, the possession and sale of marijuana. Prior to this move, the Obama Administration announced, as noted by CNN, that it wouldn’t “challenge Colorado or other states legalizing recreational marijuana.”

Denver Post Shocks Readers; Publishes Story About Latinos Displacing American Workers

In a departure from form, the Denver Post published a story confirming that Latinos have been the greatest beneficiaries from the modest increase in jobs growth during the last three months. [Latinos Benefiting Most from U.S. Jobs Growth, By Don Lee, Denver Post, February 12, 2012]