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  • Crash of the cottonwoods

    Across the West, cottonwoods are dying, and no one is sure how to save these iconic trees.

  • Fighting development in floodplains

    Fighting development in floodplains

    Conservationists challenge insurance program that harms salmon and other endangered species.

  • Flood insurance crimps Western waterways

    Critics say that FEMA’s National Flood Insurance Program is encouraging development in flood-prone areas alongside Western rivers, such as the Rio Grande

  • When choosing a house, think past a lifetime

    Alan Kesselheim says Westerners should not be shocked when a house built in a floodplain eventually falls victim to a flood.

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