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  • Ultimate solution?

    Southern California wants to use desalination to increase its water supply, but critics think the idea needs to be taken with a grain of salt.

  • Drought brings new dust storms to the geographic heart of the Dust Bowl

    Drought brings new dust storms to the geographic heart of the Dust Bowl

    Despite an infusion of moisture, pockets of the Southern High Plains have been plagued with dusters and inundated with tumbleweeds.

  • Welcome to the era of scarcity

    Welcome to the era of scarcity

    Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but as the snowpack shrinks, Coloradoans are going to find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.

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  • Liquid assets

    California is enthusiastic about creating “water banks” to help the state’s cities weather future droughts.

  • The GOAT Blog

    TBD stands for...

    ...Texas Billionaire Developer.

  • Floods, fire ... are locusts next?

    Floods, fire ... are locusts next?

    First floods, then fire -- natural disasters pound a small Montana community.

  • The Bakken oil play spurs a booming business -- in water

    The Bakken oil play spurs a booming business -- in water

    Hydraulic fracturing's extraordinary appetite for water is creating friction between North Dakota's farmers and drillers.

  • Dwindling supplies inflame water wars

    Dwindling supplies inflame water wars

    Arguing about water is a beloved Western pastime, but Coloradoans may soon find themselves seriously fighting over what’s left in the Colorado River.

  • Fire, fire everywhere

    Despite the growing threat of Western wildfire, most of us are still pretending it will go away if we just ignore it.

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