Abrahm Lustgarten: Drought be DammedMay 2016
The water crisis in the West has renewed debate about the effectiveness of major dams, with some pushing for the enormous Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River to be decommissioned.
Death of a ValleyOctober 2015
In 1953, California sacrificed a town to stave its own thirst. But the act was futile, and the state is thirstier than ever.
Abrahm Lustgarten, Lauren Kirchner and Amanda Zamora: What You Need to Know About California’s DroughtJune 2015
California’s drought is part of a much larger water crisis that impacts the entire country.
Chip Ward: The Original Geo-EngineersAugust 2014
How to save the iconic west from the cow.
Abrahm Lustgarten: California Halts Injection of Fracking Waste, Warning it May Be Contaminating AquifersJuly 2014
State’s drought has forced farmers to rely on groundwater, even as California aquifers have been intentionally polluted.
William deBuys: Phoenix in the Climate CrosshairsMarch 2013
We are long past coal mine canaries.
Michael T. Klare: The Hunger Wars in Our FutureAugust 2012
Heat, drought, rising food costs, and the chaos that could ensue.