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  • Good policy and good intentions won't stop big wildfires

    Good policy and good intentions won't stop big wildfires

    Federal agencies have made strides in reducing fire danger in the West's forests, but many factors hinder their efforts

  • Great hope, great fear

    Great hope, great fear

    The threat of climate change is terrifying, especially for people who fear for their children's future, but there is still hope, if we start working together.

  • Re-watering Nevada's dying Walker Lake

    Re-watering Nevada's dying Walker Lake

    Walker Lake in northwestern Nevada has been dying for years, but locals and government officials are determined to restore it.

  • Is wildfire always a question of when?

    Is wildfire always a question of when?

    An innkeeper remembers the fires that roared through her beloved Chiricahua Mountains.

  • The gift of runoff in a wet season

    The gift of runoff in a wet season

    After too many recent dry years, residents of the Rocky Mountains are relishing the music of running water.

  • Why the Southwest is burning

    Why the Southwest is burning

    This season’s wildfires are caused by three things: Climate change-induced drought, bureaucratic blindness and old-fashioned human folly.

  • Where has Montana's water gone?

    Where has Montana's water gone?

    The Yellowstone River Compact may not protect Montanans who rely on the Tongue River’s water.

  • Siltation expert: We need more dams

    Siltation expert: We need more dams

    George Annandale, a siltation expert, says the West needs more dams to satisfy its thirst.

  • Don't blame it all on global climate change

    Don't blame it all on global climate change

    Climate change is a problem, but that doesn’t mean it’s responsible for every bad thing that happens in the West.

  • California's Tangled Water Politics

    California's Tangled Water Politics

    Will there ever be enough water in California's Bay Delta to satisfy farmers, keep fish alive and quench the thirst of millions of people?

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