Southwest Turns Anxious Eye to Shrinking Lake Mead

  • Published: Jan 29th, 2012

After recovering last year, the water level of Lake Mead - the country's largest man-made reservoir - is dropping once again.

White House Rejects Permit for Keystone Pipeline

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2012

The Obama administration announced its rejection of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline

No Heartburn Relief for Oceans

  • Published: Dec 19th, 2011

Scientists feel we can fix the problem of ocean acidification but it might cost trillions a year and do more harm than good.

Global Warming May Worsen Effects of El Niño, La Niña Events

  • Published: Oct 12th, 2011

A new study on El Niño and La Niña doesn't bode well - and you don't have to know what those terms mean to understand why.

Climate Change Tempers Good News About Colorado River Basin Water Supply

  • Published: Jul 13th, 2011

In the short run, there is good news about Colorado River Basin water supplies, but climate change and increasing water demand point to long-term problems.

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.

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.