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Looking to the Tropics for Drought Relief

  • Published: May 27th, 2011

Drought weary residents of New Mexico and Texas are searching for rain on the horizon, as an expensive and deadly drought wears on.

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.

Sea Level Rise Brings Added Risks to Coastal Nuclear Plants

  • Published: Mar 23rd, 2011

Sea level rise will exacerbate storm surge flooding, scientists say, which means more severe "worst-case scenarios" for plants like Florida's Turkey Point.

The Big Chill in the Bering Sea

  • Published: Mar 2nd, 2011

While the world warms as a whole, the Bering Sea has cooled recently. What's happening in the waters off Alaska?

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.