Despite an infusion of moisture, pockets of the Southern High Plains have been plagued with dusters and inundated with tumbleweeds.
by Sarah Gilman,
Feb 03, 2014
Irrigation shutoffs in the river's upper basin may finally help move a historic water deal on the Oregon-California border.
by Tony Barboza,
Aug 21, 2013
The residents of St. Thomas were forced to leave their homes behind when Lake Mead submerged their town. But after decades under water, drought has brought it back to the surface.
by Kate Shaw,
Mar 04, 2013
A "temporary" policy change requires Forest Service firefighters to put out fires they might have let burn in previous years, for fear of them raging out of control.
by Emily Guerin ,
Sep 02, 2012
Hydraulic fracturing's extraordinary appetite for water is creating friction between North Dakota's farmers and drillers.
by Nicholas Kusnetz,
Aug 06, 2012
First floods, then fire -- natural disasters pound a small Montana community.
by Wendy Beye,
Jul 20, 2012
When wildfire forces locals to flee their beloved Colorado homes, people begin to talk more openly than they used to about climate change.
by John Calderazzo,
Jun 27, 2012
Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but Coloradoans may soon find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.
by Paul Larmer,
Mar 06, 2009
Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but as the snowpack shrinks, Coloradoans are going to find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.
by Paul Larmer,
Mar 02, 2009
Australia’s recent fires may have scorched “Stay and Defend,” a firefighting strategy American Westerners had thought of emulating. Also: Birds are shifting their winter range.
by Ray Ring ,
Feb 25, 2009