Blogs Southwest

Freak Wind Storm Wallops Western States

  • Published: Dec 2nd, 2011

An unusual wind storm slammed into the West, bringing gusts equal to the winds in a Category Four hurricane.

Global Warming Goes Nuclear

  • Published: Jun 29th, 2011

Flooding has encircled two nuclear power plants, and a wildfire is threatening a nuclear weapons lab. Is this what "nuclear" global warming looks like?

Warmer Temperatures Could Bring More Dust to the Southwest

  • Published: May 20th, 2011

A new study finds that, in parts of the Southwest, warmer and drier weather forecast for the future is bound to increase dust formation.

Wildfires and No Drought Relief in Sight for Southwest

  • Published: May 18th, 2011

While the Miss. River flooding continues, drought in the Southwest is adding to the worst spring wildfire season in over a decade.

Winter Brings Drought Relief to California

  • Published: Mar 30th, 2011

After a very wet winter, California declares its three-year drought emergency over, but long-term water challenges remain.