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.

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.

In Montana, Fires Follow Drought

In Montana, Fires Follow Drought

  • Published: Apr 29th, 2011

In a forested state like Montana, hotter and drier years leave forests more susceptible to large wildfires.

Wildfires Out West

Wildfires Out West

  • Published: Apr 28th, 2011

In different parts of the American West, climate influences wildfires in unexpected ways.

Can Rain Cause More Fire?

Can Rain Cause More Fire?

  • Published: Apr 27th, 2011

Volatile precipitation patterns, with heavy rains followed by drought, can lead to ideal conditions for wildfires in some states.

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.

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.