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The climate crisis comes for outdoor tourism
A historic drought and massive wildfire have hurt the outdoor tourism industry in the Southwest United States.
Feds tell Western states to cut back on water from Colorado River — or else
"This is scary stuff," one researcher tells us.
U.S. Forest Service is short thousands of firefighters amid pay raise delay
With a pay raise funded by the infrastructure bill stuck in bureaucratic morass, the agency is struggling to staff up to the full force it needs.
Wildfires in April signal growing costs of climate change
What to do when fuel for fires seems infinite, but resources to fight fires is decidedly finite?
As Lake Powell's water level drops, some in the West must turn to more expensive energy sources
Hydropower is a diminishing resources in a megadrought.
Farmers, ranchers in the Southwest adapt to the region's worst drought in more than 1,000 years
Some are selling cattle. Others are changing the crops the grow.
What does California's drought mean for the rest of the country?
For starters, California is the biggest agricultural producer in the U.S.
Why governors and Congress members want a drought disaster declaration
Ranchers are hurting as 98% of the West experiences drought. A declaration could free up funds to help them.
The looming tomato shortage
The drought in California — the country’s biggest producer — will make tomato yields short by up to 10%, possibly boosting prices.
A California farm battles drought: “We're out here trying to survive"
A historic drought threatening crops in the West could send food prices higher.