Water

Drought damages trees' ability to store carbon
Drought damages trees' ability to store carbon
How long-term forest health is compromised years after dry-spells.
Colorado's water plan: an end to mega projects?
Colorado's water plan: an end to mega projects?
The latest draft of the plan sets strict guidelines for approving new diversions over the Rocky Mountains.
Whitewater parks: an unlikely drought bailout
Whitewater parks: an unlikely drought bailout
Expensive artificial wave features can ease dry times for river economies.
A wild river usually claims right of way
A wild river usually claims right of way
And this one is close to sweeping away a historic chalet.
Water and waste are an old story
Water and waste are an old story
This resource in the American West will always be dammed, diverted or otherwise purloined.
Drought, Glen Canyon Dam, climate change and God
Drought, Glen Canyon Dam, climate change and God
Stopping by the dam during a days-long experimental flood, it's clear that even this massive feat of engineering can't fix the arid West.
A review of Our Beautiful, Fragile World: The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick
A review of Our Beautiful, Fragile World: The Nature and Environmental Photographs of Peter Essick
Essick's photographs for National Geographic cover the issues of the West, and the world.
New Hope for the Delta
New Hope for the Delta
During the worst drought in more than a century, the Colorado River may flow to the sea once more.
How does the Colorado River drought stack up?
How does the Colorado River drought stack up?
It’s one of the worst of the millennium.
The Colorado River Basin and Delta
A delta reborn in drought
A delta reborn in drought
Even as the Southwest teeters on the edge of a radically drier future, a rare opportunity to revive the Colorado River Delta has emerged in an agreement hashed out between Mexico, the U.S. and some of West's most powerful – and thirsty – water agencies.
New Mexico’s groundwater protections may take a hit
New Mexico’s groundwater protections may take a hit
Under Gov. Susana Martinez, the state is rolling back some of its strongest environmental protections.
KDNK Radio and Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock on Front Range floods
KDNK Radio and Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock on Front Range floods
Recovery efforts in the town of Lyons and in other affected communities are ongoing.
Rants from the Hill: Seashells on Desert Mountaintops
A story of the old earth and its young inhabitants.
A world beneath Lake Powell is being resurrected
A world beneath Lake Powell is being resurrected
Drought in the Colorado River Basin reveals unseen marvels.
Green slime – coming soon to a lake near you?
Toxic algae blooms, the result of warmer temperatures, ag and septic runoff, are fouling lakes and ponds across America. Yuck.