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  • 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.

  • Global warming can give you the chills

    The writer looks at the mounting evidence on global warming

  • Save Our Snow

    Faced with rising temperatures and a passive federal government, Western towns such as Aspen, Colo., are beginning to work out a local approach to combating global warming

  • 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

  • Toothy nuisance moves north

    Nutria, destructive beaver-like mammals from South America, are moving into the Skagit River Valley of northwestern Washington, and some believe a warming climate is to blame

  • Water pounds through our towns and our dreams

    The writer watches with awe as snowmelt pulses through her town

  • Troubled — and shallow — waters on the West's largest river

    The Columbia River Basin's serious drought means a hard choice between fish and hydropower

  • What's worse than the worst-case scenario? Real life

    Ten years ago, Ben Harding created a worst-case drought scenario for a U.S. Geological Survey study, but the current drought on the Colorado River may be even worse than he imagined

  • Those who choose risk should bear the cost

    The writer looks at buildings sliding down a hill and says, 'No more.'

  • The wind eternal

    The warm chinook winds of Cody, Wyo. keep temperatures mild as they sand away at the town with a steady gale.

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