Officials have eyes on forested areas in Northern New Mexico with high fire risk

A stubborn drought has increased wildfire risks throughout New Mexico's forests, and some areas are in greater danger of igniting than others.
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The Hoover Dam made life in the West possible. Or so we thought

Climate change threatens Las Vegas and every other desert oasis town.

'Worst day': Water crisis deepens on California-Oregon line

Federal regulators shut off irrigation water to farmers from a critical reservoir and said they wouldn't send extra water to dying salmon or to wildlife refuges.

As the climate warms, could the U.S. face another Dust Bowl?

Improved agricultural practices and irrigation may stave off another agricultural calamity in the Great Plains. But scientists are now warning that two inescapable realities — rising temperatures and worsening drought — could still spawn a modern-day Dust Bowl.


Deepening drought triggers historic near-shutdown of the Klamath project

For the first time since the federal Klamath water management project in Southern Oregon was opened in 1907, the main canal supplying water to irrigators will remain closed this season.

Climate change is speeding up the degradation of ancient rock art

Degradation of ancient rock art in Indonesia may be accelerating due to climate change.


Cities are woefully unprepared for the havoc of climate change

More than 40 percent have no adaptation plan, a global survey suggests.

New Mexico strengthens proposed regulations to reduce greenhouse gases

State officials want the petroleum industry to cut ozone-causing pollutants, but say understaffing will make enforcement tricky.

U.S. has entered unprecedented climate territory, EPA warns

On Wednesday, the EPA released a detailed and disturbing account of the startling changes that Earth's warming had on parts of the United States during Trump's presidency.


Dry cities look to reuse air conditioner water

A global water crisis has companies and cities reusing the condensation from air conditioners to water plants, flush toilets and in one case, brew beer.

Newsom extends drought emergency to 41 California counties

Newsom's proclamation dramatically expands the drought emergency he declared in Sonoma and Mendocino counties last month, and now covers 30% of the state's population.


At least 1m people facing starvation as Madagascar’s drought worsens

Madagascar will produce less than half its usual harvest in the coming months because of low rains, prolonging a hunger crisis already affecting half the Grand Sud area's population, the UN estimates.


Navajo-Gallup water delay spurs problem solving in arid Southwest

The situation highlights how precarious water has become for this city of almost 22,000 in western New Mexico and offers a peek inside the complicated efforts required to manage water in the 21st century.

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The draw—and deadlines—of American denial

From vaccines to elections to climate change, denial is doing lasting damage to the country.

What do politicians have to say about 'Fractured?'

Here are the responses we've gotten so far from politicians about our study that found Pennsylvania families living near fracking wells are being exposed to high levels of harmful industrial chemicals.

Planting a million trees in the semi-arid desert to combat climate change

Tucson's ambitious tree planting goal aims to improve the health of residents, wildlife, and the watershed.

“Allow suffering to speak:” Treating the oppressive roots of illness

By connecting the dots between medical symptoms and patterns of injustice, we move from simply managing suffering to delivering a lasting cure.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

Living near fracking wells is linked to higher rate of heart attacks: Study

Middle-aged men in Pennsylvania's fracking counties die from heart attacks at a rate 5% greater than their counterparts in New York where fracking is banned.

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