Southwest

After 11 years, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument reopens
After 11 years, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument reopens
Increased border security means that all 517 square miles are again open to the public.
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Manmade quakes shake the Southwest
Tremors in Colorado and New Mexico linked to coalbed methane extraction.
Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Diversion plans for the Gila would have major impact, critics say
Small and medium-sized flows could be most affected.
Lost in the woods
Lost in the woods
How the Forest Service is botching 4FRI, its biggest restoration project.
New Mexico delays controversial Gila vote
New Mexico delays controversial Gila vote
Many unanswered questions remain about proposals to divert the state's last undammed major river.
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
Summer rains in a drought-plagued state
How much does a monsoon season relieve drought?
Imminent tar sands mine incites civil disobedience in Utah
To protect hydropower, utilities will pay Colorado River water users to conserve
The bomb builders’ wives
The bomb builders’ wives
Review of ‘The wives of Los Alamos’ by Tarashea Nesbit.
Colorado River Basin groundwater levels drop even faster than reservoirs
Photos of Bonneville Salt Flats
Photos of Bonneville Salt Flats
A subculture of automobiles on the Utah-Nevada desert.
New Mexico is getting lucky so far this fire season
Official lawlessness on the border
Official lawlessness on the border
No agency can be expected to care for the environment if the citizens who empower it don’t pay attention.