The Cerro Prieto geothermal power plant in Sonora Mexico allegedly pollutes a large swath of the Colorado River in Mexico. Downstream many people rely on the water to provide fish and water for agriculture.  Inquire about this image
       
     
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 An abandoned house boat sits idle at Lake Meade, NV.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 The Hoover dam tamed the mighty Colorado River and currently regulates water flow to the Southwest United States and Mexico. When Mexican farmers require more than their allotted water to irrigate their crops, they must purchase the water from the United States, an impossibility for smaller farmers.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 Once a flowing, lush river, the Colorado runs dry in Sonora, Mexico.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 Lake Meade, a reservoir fed by the Colorado, has seen its water level drop over 100 feet in current years as a combination of drought, increased agricultural use, a booming Las Vegas population and global warming have taken their toll.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 The future of the Colorado is uncertain as multiple factors threaten not only the water source itself, but the cultures along its shores.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 Eleven year old Cucapa Indian fisherman Eduardo Saynz Gonzalez retrieves an empty net from the receding waters that were once abundant with fish in his village’s traditional fishing grounds near Mexicali, Mexico. As the Colorado has run dry in the area, the Cucupa have been especially hard hit as they have watched the water disappear.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 An agricultural laborer tends to an onion field in Sonora Mexico, near the United States border. A majority of the arable land in the region has been purchased or leased by United States based corporate farmers who broker water deals to irrigate their lands. Smaller, privately owned farms cannot compete, as the last of the groundwater supply dries up.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 Sitting on her family’s failing farm, a grandmother is comforted by her daughter in Sonora, Mexico. The farm, with its thin cows and now arid land, sits only yards from where the Colorado River once provided life.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 Children play in an irrigation ditch, or "poso" in Sonora, Mexico. The "poso" system is used to irrigate fields in Mexico, but have also been a breeding ground for infections and poisonings as farmers sometimes dump pesticides in the water without notice.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 The Bellagio Hotel, a 30 story luxury hotel with a surrounding 8.5 acre lake sits in the middle of the desert in Las Vegas Nevada. The fountains of the Bellagio cost an estimated $75 million to create, and spray the waters of the Colorado to entertain tourists.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 Jasmin, a bartender at the Hogs and Heifers bar in downtown Las Vegas dances on the bar to try and drum up mid-day business. The movie "Coyote Ugly," with its dancing girl bartender stars was inspired by the Hogs and Heifers bar.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 After smoking methamphetamines, a bartender sneers at a prostitute plying her trade in the hot Sonoran desert near the United States border in Mexico. As the agricultural economies in the region have dried up, vice has risen in some local communities.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 A laborer waits at dawn to begin a shift picking onion for less than a dollar an hour in the sweltering heat near the United States border in Sonora, Mexico. Much of the remaining arable farmland is run by US corporate farm interest with all of the produce being exported to the US.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 As the water level of Lake Meade has dropped, residents have relocated, however a few long time residents remain, fishing it’s receding waters.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 A young girl stands and cries in the desert heat of Arizona after her being hosed down with water in their front yard near Phoenix. The family could not afford air conditioning, so improvised the best they could to keep cool.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 The old US Navy pool is used for skateboarding by local youngsters in Slab City, CA. Once a thriving tourist destination, as the Salton Sea dried up and became polluted, residents fled, and tourists didn’t return, leaving the area inhabited by many living on the fringe of society.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 A man sits waiting for the air conditioned bus to arrive in the desert heat of Las Vegas.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 A fire destroys a business in the Salton Sea area of the Imperial Valley in California. The business was one of the last businesses standing in the mostly deserted area that was once a thriving tourist destination, but deteriorated as the sea, which was created by the Colorado River, died from pollution and dried out from the effects of global warming.  Inquire about this image
       
     
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 Straddling the cultural frontier between North and South on the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.    Inquire about this image
       
     
 Headed out West.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 Strength and freedom, Oklahoma.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 "Ashton" spreads her angel wings in a showgirl's backstage chapel, Las Vegas.    Inquire about this image
       
     
 Children hide from their parents and play at war, summer's eve Colorado fairground.    Inquire about this image
       
     
 Tasting the waters of the great Tennessee River.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 Hopes and dreams in Boulder, Colorado.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 Protecting the home front, Arkansas.    Inquire about this image
       
     
 Burning what's left of a bad memory in West Virginia coal country.    Inquire about this image
       
     
 The dark heart that burns bright, Kentucky coal.   Inquire about this image
       
     
 Out to the shed, West Virginia.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 Pool halls and cigarettes, Bowling Green, Kentucky.    Inquire about this image
       
     
 The lonely road, Elko Nevada.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 As far as you can take me, hitchhiking through the Utah high desert.  Inquire about this image
       
     
 Stillness born of swaying of Aspen, Colorado.    Inquire about this image
       
     
 Shoot Machine Guns, Arizona desert.    Inquire about this image
       
     
 Away yonder out west, open prairie, Oklahoma.    Inquire about this image
       
     
 We ride together through wide open spaces into the unknown of a shared future, big sky country, out west somewhere.....  Inquire about this image
       
     
 The Cerro Prieto geothermal power plant in Sonora Mexico allegedly pollutes a large swath of the Colorado River in Mexico. Downstream many people rely on the water to provide fish and water for agriculture.  Inquire about this image
       
     

The Cerro Prieto geothermal power plant in Sonora Mexico allegedly pollutes a large swath of the Colorado River in Mexico. Downstream many people rely on the water to provide fish and water for agriculture.
Inquire about this image

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 An abandoned house boat sits idle at Lake Meade, NV.  Inquire about this image
       
     

An abandoned house boat sits idle at Lake Meade, NV.
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 The Hoover dam tamed the mighty Colorado River and currently regulates water flow to the Southwest United States and Mexico. When Mexican farmers require more than their allotted water to irrigate their crops, they must purchase the water from the United States, an impossibility for smaller farmers.  Inquire about this image
       
     

The Hoover dam tamed the mighty Colorado River and currently regulates water flow to the Southwest United States and Mexico. When Mexican farmers require more than their allotted water to irrigate their crops, they must purchase the water from the United States, an impossibility for smaller farmers.
Inquire about this image

 Once a flowing, lush river, the Colorado runs dry in Sonora, Mexico.  Inquire about this image
       
     

Once a flowing, lush river, the Colorado runs dry in Sonora, Mexico.
Inquire about this image

 Lake Meade, a reservoir fed by the Colorado, has seen its water level drop over 100 feet in current years as a combination of drought, increased agricultural use, a booming Las Vegas population and global warming have taken their toll.  Inquire about this image
       
     

Lake Meade, a reservoir fed by the Colorado, has seen its water level drop over 100 feet in current years as a combination of drought, increased agricultural use, a booming Las Vegas population and global warming have taken their toll.
Inquire about this image

 The future of the Colorado is uncertain as multiple factors threaten not only the water source itself, but the cultures along its shores.  Inquire about this image
       
     

The future of the Colorado is uncertain as multiple factors threaten not only the water source itself, but the cultures along its shores.
Inquire about this image

 Eleven year old Cucapa Indian fisherman Eduardo Saynz Gonzalez retrieves an empty net from the receding waters that were once abundant with fish in his village’s traditional fishing grounds near Mexicali, Mexico. As the Colorado has run dry in the area, the Cucupa have been especially hard hit as they have watched the water disappear.  Inquire about this image
       
     

Eleven year old Cucapa Indian fisherman Eduardo Saynz Gonzalez retrieves an empty net from the receding waters that were once abundant with fish in his village’s traditional fishing grounds near Mexicali, Mexico. As the Colorado has run dry in the area, the Cucupa have been especially hard hit as they have watched the water disappear.
Inquire about this image

 An agricultural laborer tends to an onion field in Sonora Mexico, near the United States border. A majority of the arable land in the region has been purchased or leased by United States based corporate farmers who broker water deals to irrigate their lands. Smaller, privately owned farms cannot compete, as the last of the groundwater supply dries up.  Inquire about this image
       
     

An agricultural laborer tends to an onion field in Sonora Mexico, near the United States border. A majority of the arable land in the region has been purchased or leased by United States based corporate farmers who broker water deals to irrigate their lands. Smaller, privately owned farms cannot compete, as the last of the groundwater supply dries up.
Inquire about this image

 Sitting on her family’s failing farm, a grandmother is comforted by her daughter in Sonora, Mexico. The farm, with its thin cows and now arid land, sits only yards from where the Colorado River once provided life.  Inquire about this image
       
     

Sitting on her family’s failing farm, a grandmother is comforted by her daughter in Sonora, Mexico. The farm, with its thin cows and now arid land, sits only yards from where the Colorado River once provided life.
Inquire about this image

 Children play in an irrigation ditch, or "poso" in Sonora, Mexico. The "poso" system is used to irrigate fields in Mexico, but have also been a breeding ground for infections and poisonings as farmers sometimes dump pesticides in the water without notice.  Inquire about this image
       
     

Children play in an irrigation ditch, or "poso" in Sonora, Mexico. The "poso" system is used to irrigate fields in Mexico, but have also been a breeding ground for infections and poisonings as farmers sometimes dump pesticides in the water without notice.
Inquire about this image

 The Bellagio Hotel, a 30 story luxury hotel with a surrounding 8.5 acre lake sits in the middle of the desert in Las Vegas Nevada. The fountains of the Bellagio cost an estimated $75 million to create, and spray the waters of the Colorado to entertain tourists.  Inquire about this image
       
     

The Bellagio Hotel, a 30 story luxury hotel with a surrounding 8.5 acre lake sits in the middle of the desert in Las Vegas Nevada. The fountains of the Bellagio cost an estimated $75 million to create, and spray the waters of the Colorado to entertain tourists.
Inquire about this image

 Jasmin, a bartender at the Hogs and Heifers bar in downtown Las Vegas dances on the bar to try and drum up mid-day business. The movie "Coyote Ugly," with its dancing girl bartender stars was inspired by the Hogs and Heifers bar.  Inquire about this image
       
     

Jasmin, a bartender at the Hogs and Heifers bar in downtown Las Vegas dances on the bar to try and drum up mid-day business. The movie "Coyote Ugly," with its dancing girl bartender stars was inspired by the Hogs and Heifers bar.
Inquire about this image

 After smoking methamphetamines, a bartender sneers at a prostitute plying her trade in the hot Sonoran desert near the United States border in Mexico. As the agricultural economies in the region have dried up, vice has risen in some local communities.  Inquire about this image
       
     

After smoking methamphetamines, a bartender sneers at a prostitute plying her trade in the hot Sonoran desert near the United States border in Mexico. As the agricultural economies in the region have dried up, vice has risen in some local communities.
Inquire about this image

 A laborer waits at dawn to begin a shift picking onion for less than a dollar an hour in the sweltering heat near the United States border in Sonora, Mexico. Much of the remaining arable farmland is run by US corporate farm interest with all of the produce being exported to the US.  Inquire about this image
       
     

A laborer waits at dawn to begin a shift picking onion for less than a dollar an hour in the sweltering heat near the United States border in Sonora, Mexico. Much of the remaining arable farmland is run by US corporate farm interest with all of the produce being exported to the US.
Inquire about this image

 As the water level of Lake Meade has dropped, residents have relocated, however a few long time residents remain, fishing it’s receding waters.  Inquire about this image
       
     

As the water level of Lake Meade has dropped, residents have relocated, however a few long time residents remain, fishing it’s receding waters.
Inquire about this image

 A young girl stands and cries in the desert heat of Arizona after her being hosed down with water in their front yard near Phoenix. The family could not afford air conditioning, so improvised the best they could to keep cool.  Inquire about this image
       
     

A young girl stands and cries in the desert heat of Arizona after her being hosed down with water in their front yard near Phoenix. The family could not afford air conditioning, so improvised the best they could to keep cool.
Inquire about this image

 The old US Navy pool is used for skateboarding by local youngsters in Slab City, CA. Once a thriving tourist destination, as the Salton Sea dried up and became polluted, residents fled, and tourists didn’t return, leaving the area inhabited by many living on the fringe of society.  Inquire about this image
       
     

The old US Navy pool is used for skateboarding by local youngsters in Slab City, CA. Once a thriving tourist destination, as the Salton Sea dried up and became polluted, residents fled, and tourists didn’t return, leaving the area inhabited by many living on the fringe of society.
Inquire about this image

 A man sits waiting for the air conditioned bus to arrive in the desert heat of Las Vegas.  Inquire about this image
       
     

A man sits waiting for the air conditioned bus to arrive in the desert heat of Las Vegas.
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 A fire destroys a business in the Salton Sea area of the Imperial Valley in California. The business was one of the last businesses standing in the mostly deserted area that was once a thriving tourist destination, but deteriorated as the sea, which was created by the Colorado River, died from pollution and dried out from the effects of global warming.  Inquire about this image
       
     

A fire destroys a business in the Salton Sea area of the Imperial Valley in California. The business was one of the last businesses standing in the mostly deserted area that was once a thriving tourist destination, but deteriorated as the sea, which was created by the Colorado River, died from pollution and dried out from the effects of global warming.
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 Straddling the cultural frontier between North and South on the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.    Inquire about this image
       
     

Straddling the cultural frontier between North and South on the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.  
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 Headed out West.  Inquire about this image
       
     

Headed out West.
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 Strength and freedom, Oklahoma.  Inquire about this image
       
     

Strength and freedom, Oklahoma.
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 "Ashton" spreads her angel wings in a showgirl's backstage chapel, Las Vegas.    Inquire about this image
       
     

"Ashton" spreads her angel wings in a showgirl's backstage chapel, Las Vegas.  
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 Children hide from their parents and play at war, summer's eve Colorado fairground.    Inquire about this image
       
     

Children hide from their parents and play at war, summer's eve Colorado fairground.  
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 Tasting the waters of the great Tennessee River.  Inquire about this image
       
     

Tasting the waters of the great Tennessee River.
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 Hopes and dreams in Boulder, Colorado.  Inquire about this image
       
     

Hopes and dreams in Boulder, Colorado.
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 Protecting the home front, Arkansas.    Inquire about this image
       
     

Protecting the home front, Arkansas.  
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 Burning what's left of a bad memory in West Virginia coal country.    Inquire about this image
       
     

Burning what's left of a bad memory in West Virginia coal country.  
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 The dark heart that burns bright, Kentucky coal.   Inquire about this image
       
     

The dark heart that burns bright, Kentucky coal. 
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 Out to the shed, West Virginia.  Inquire about this image
       
     

Out to the shed, West Virginia.
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Pool halls and cigarettes, Bowling Green, Kentucky.  
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 The lonely road, Elko Nevada.  Inquire about this image
       
     

The lonely road, Elko Nevada.
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 As far as you can take me, hitchhiking through the Utah high desert.  Inquire about this image
       
     

As far as you can take me, hitchhiking through the Utah high desert.
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 Stillness born of swaying of Aspen, Colorado.    Inquire about this image
       
     

Stillness born of swaying of Aspen, Colorado.  
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 Shoot Machine Guns, Arizona desert.    Inquire about this image
       
     

Shoot Machine Guns, Arizona desert.  
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 Away yonder out west, open prairie, Oklahoma.    Inquire about this image
       
     

Away yonder out west, open prairie, Oklahoma.  
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 We ride together through wide open spaces into the unknown of a shared future, big sky country, out west somewhere.....  Inquire about this image
       
     

We ride together through wide open spaces into the unknown of a shared future, big sky country, out west somewhere.....
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