There has always been extreme weather, but human-caused global warming can increase extreme weather’s frequency and severity.
Water-related hazards can be exceptionally destructive, and the impact of climate change on water-related disasters is increasingly evident.
Increasing water supply is no longer a viable option, so states must turn to reducing demand. Conservation remains the low-hanging fruit.
Scientists are exploring how droughts can lead to chronically dry soil that sucks up more water than normal in the American West.
The United States and Mexico are tussling over their dwindling shared water supplies after years of unprecedented heat and insufficient rainfall.
Wells that irrigate agriculture and supply drinking water to more than 100 million Americans are at risk from over-pumping.
When wildfire smoke gets into water systems, it can contaminate drinking water and plumbing with carcinogens for months after the blaze.
Just about every indicator of drought is flashing red across the western U.S. after a dry winter and warm early spring.
Some worry about Wall Street’s involvement in trading water, but two researchers argue the risks are likely overblown.
Southwest Utah’s claim to Colorado River water is sparking conflict with other western states.