News Southwest

Global Warming Brings Unusual Springtime Snowpack Decline in the West, New Study Finds

  • Published: Jun 9th, 2011

A new study finds unusually large losses of springtime snow cover in the West in recent years, raising concerns about water supplies.

Were Ancient Humans More Resilient to Climate Change than Modern Society?

  • Published: Jun 7th, 2011

Archaeologists are contributing new insights into records of past climate change, showing just how resilient early human populations were.

Texas Wildfires Continue to Rage Amidst Historic Drought Conditions

  • Published: Apr 27th, 2011

An historic drought is stoking major wildfires in Texas, raising questions about whether climate change is playing a role.

The Great Water Heist

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

Desert dust blown onto the West’s mountains causes snow to melt prematurely, costing the Colorado River five percent of its annual flow.

Running Toward Empty?: Part Two

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

Climate research offers little reason to believe that the snowy start to the year in the Colorado Basin is a harbinger of wetter times to come.

Running Toward Empty?

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

With drought, increasing water consumption, and climate change, the Colorado River Basin appears headed for a day of reckoning.

A 25-Year-Old Prediction of Water Scarcity in the Southwest Holds True, Study Finds

  • Published: Dec 20th, 2010

Armed with modern data, a team of scientists has revisited the Cadillac Desert and found the Southwest's water woes are as bad as ever.