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  • A little flash flooding can be a wonderful thing

    The writer recounts the joys of minor flash flooding at Arches and notes that rains once again flooded a road inside the park

  • An ode to snow

    An ode to snow

    Laura Pritchett on the joy of snow.

  • Drought brings new dust storms to the geographic heart of the Dust Bowl

    Drought brings new dust storms to the geographic heart of the Dust Bowl

    Despite an infusion of moisture, pockets of the Southern High Plains have been plagued with dusters and inundated with tumbleweeds.

  • Drought pinches Colorado River reservoirs

    A serious drought in the Colorado River watershed has California and Arizona wondering where the water will come from.

  • Dry to the bone

    Despite a relatively snowy winter here in western Colorado, the season itself seems to have shrunk, with spring arriving weeks earlier than it once did in a trend with ominous consequences for the desert Southwest, particularly Phoenix.

  • Dust in the wind

    In his new book, The Worst Hard Time, Tim Egan interviews survivors to tell the story of the great American Dust Bowl on the southern Great Plains in the 1930s

  • Global warming can give you the chills

    The writer looks at the mounting evidence on global warming

  • Here’s hoping the drought is not over

    The writer welcomes the latest moisture but says we still need to learn the lessons of drought

  • Hot times — hot damn

    Michelle Nijhuis has just won the 2006 Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for her series on global warming in the West, which concludes with this issue’s feature story

  • Lake Powell gets an A for boating and a D for water storage

    The writer visits half-full Lake Powell and finds a message for the West

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