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  • Drought pinches Colorado River reservoirs

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

  • 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.

  • 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

  • The wild, wild weather

    Whatever the cause, the weather in the West this last year has been wild and wacky

  • The Tamarisk Hunter

    In the desert Southwest of 2030 Big Daddy Drought runs the show, California claims all the water, and a water tick named Lolo ekes out a rugged living removing tamarisk.

  • 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.

  • Global warming can give you the chills

    The writer looks at the mounting evidence on global warming

  • 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

  • March madness trims the herd

    Just as winter turns into spring, Paul Larmer watches a young elk die in western Colorado.

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