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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.

It’s Official: 2010 in a Statistical Tie for Warmest Year On Record

  • Published: Jan 12th, 2011

Both NOAA and NASA reported today that 2010 tied with 2005 for the title of warmest year on record.

Arctic Sea Ice Hits New December Low, Related to “Arctic Paradox” Weather Pattern

  • Published: Jan 5th, 2011

Arctic sea ice extent hit a new low for the month of December as the Arctic stayed unusually warm.

2010 in Review: The Year Climate Coverage ‘Fell Off The Map’

  • Published: Jan 3rd, 2011

After spiking upward in response to Copenhagen talks and the 'climategate' uproar, media coverage of climate change plummets to levels last seen in 2005.

How Will We Know if 2010 Was the Warmest Year on Record?

  • Published: Dec 21st, 2010

Researchers using different techniques have arrived at a similar conclusion: 2010 was a remarkably warm year. But did it set a new record?

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.