Extreme dry spells, also known as flash droughts, are becoming a big concern for farmers and water utilities.
A greenhouse in Colorado is using 95 percent less water to grow food compared to traditional agricultural practices.
Southwestern U.S. cities have embraced innovative strategies for conserving and sourcing water in a changing climate.
Population growth, agricultural withdrawals and climate change have badly diminished the river and threaten its future.
Cities in New Mexico and Colorado are juggling water scarcity concerns over the Rio Grande.
A rapidly warming climate has put the American West in a brutal drought with a hotter and thirstier atmosphere.
As the Colorado River withers, a rubber company tries to persuade Arizona farmers to grow a latex-producing crop that’s adapted to arid conditions.
Julia Bernal, director of the Pueblo Action Alliance, talks to Water Desk Director Mitch Tobin about the legacy of colonialism in New Mexico and its impact on water issues.
Smaller cities. Soaring water prices. Scorched desert towns.
We talk to Laura Paskus, a journalist with New Mexico PBS, about her coverage of climate change and water issues in the state.