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Humans are great at giving real problems the side-eye

Two new books provide insights into the willful ignorance that lead to the West’s water woes.

Is renewable energy’s future dammed?

A proposed hydroelectric project on the Little Colorado River shows the tricky trade-offs in transitioning from fossil fuels.

California’s dream has turned into water nightmares

A new book looks at the Golden State’s history to understand its current water crisis.

‘This system cannot be sustained’

This year, tribal nations enter negotiations over Colorado River water.

Thirsty future for American West, as “megadrought” grips some of the fastest-growing U.S. cities

A subdivision under construction in Nevada. (Kenneth Kennemer/U.S. Air Force) By Alexandra Tempus, Fair Warning In 2002, Utah was reeling...

Questions simmer about Lake Powell’s future as drought, climate change point to a drier...

Lake Powell faces demands from stakeholders with different water needs as runoff is forecast to decline due to warmer, drier conditions.