The Western United States is locked in an extreme drought this year that is one of the worst on record. But for a large part…View More What Is a Megadrought?
These fires now affect tens of millions of Californians, including those of us who live far from the wildland-urban interface where some of the state’s…View More When Living in California Means Fearing the Outdoors
Much of the Western half of the United States is in the grip of a severe drought of historic proportions. Conditions are especially bad in…View More The Western Drought Is Bad. Here’s What You Should Know About It.
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. — Through the marshlands along the Oregon-California border, the federal government a century ago carved a whole new landscape, draining lakes and…View More Amid Historic Drought, a New Water War in the West
CORCORAN, Calif. — In California’s San Joaquin Valley, the farming town of Corcoran has a multimillion-dollar problem. It is almost impossible to see, yet so…View More Why Corcoran, Calif., Keeps Shrinking
CORCORAN, Calif. — In California’s San Joaquin Valley, the farming town of Corcoran has a multimillion-dollar problem. It is almost impossible to see, yet so…View More The Central California Town That Keeps Sinking
ALBUQUERQUE — This year, New Mexican officials have a message for farmers who depend on irrigation water from the Rio Grande and other rivers: Unless…View More Severe Drought, Worsened by Climate Change, Ravages the American West
An encroaching wildfire that forced the evacuation of hundreds of people on the outskirts of Los Angeles over the weekend is being called a warning…View More Palisades Fire: One Evacuation Order Lifted Near Los Angeles
The other day I walked the floor of Lake Mead, a cracked and sun-baked Martian-scape that was once more than a hundred feet underwater. On…View More The Hoover Dam Made Life in the West Possible. Or So We Thought.
RUIDOSO, N.M. — New Mexico’s first major wildfire of the year ignited this week near a campground where visitors can hike to view hundreds of…View More ‘Firefighters Out There in the Snow’: Wildfires Rage Early in Parched West