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  • Death Valley wakes up with a bang

    The greatest wildflower bloom of a generation hits Death Valley, and people come from all around in search of the beauty of "Bloomstock"

  • Into thin air?

    Global warming spurs calls for new dams in the West – but where will the water come from to fill them?

  • Ode to a very hot spot

    Live! From Death Valley is John Soennichsen’s "love letter to an ill-tempered mistress," California’s Death Valley

  • The Lure of the Lawn

    It’s not easy to wean Westerners away from their lush, traditional, turfgrass lawns, but with drought an increasing fact of life, Xeriscape gardening is finally catching on

  • Weighing our water options

    As the rapidly growing city of Las Vegas, Nev., schemes to find more water, it reminds those of us who live outside big cities that we also need to rethink the way we use water

  • What happened to winter?

    An unusual winter sends ripples through the West's water and wildlife systems, and leaves scientists wondering whether global warming is the cause.

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