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  • Arizona returns to the desert

    Rampant growth in the Phoenix area and a severe drought on the Colorado River challenge Arizona's water sustainability.

  • A crisis brews on the Colorado

    As the Colorado River Basin enters a sixth year of drought, the Interior Department orders seven states to start coordinating their management of the dwindling water supply.

  • Who'll stop the rain?

    January may have brought rain and snow to parts of the West, but the study of past climates warns us that we still have to learn to live with drought

  • Written in the Rings

    The study of tree rings opens a window into the West’s distant past, and warns us that the region’s future may be dangerously hot and dry

  • Hidden Waters resurfaces

    Charles Bowden’s book, Killing the Hidden Waters, which explores the Sonoran Desert world of the Papago Indians, has been re-released after 25 years

  • Throwing out the dishwater

    In order to remain aware of the amount of water she uses in her dry climate, the author collects her dishwater daily, and pours it on her compost pile

  • Heard around the West

    Wandering sea lion; off-roading over geysers; Blizzard of 1049; Wyoming’s got money; bowling for meteorites; Lake Mead is shrinking; and controversial books at the public library

  • Snowmaking and drought: a bad combination

    Artificial snowmaking at Colorado ski resorts can lead to pollution problems when water is taken from rivers contaminated by heavy metals from mining

  • Journey to the bottom of Navajo Lake

    As drought lowers the level of New Mexico’s Navajo Reservoir, Jose "Ed" Marquez visits the site of his former hometown, Los Arboles, destroyed when the area was flooded in the late 1950s

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