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Los Alamos team models drought, climate change on the Colorado River

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory modeled future drought indicators to gauge how climate change could impact the Colorado River Basin. “We really think that drought is one of the greatest risks... Read more »

Rivers can suddenly change course – scientists used 50 years of satellite images to learn where and how it happens

Throughout history, important cities around the world have flourished along river banks. But rivers can also be destructive forces. They routinely flood, and on rare occasions, they can abruptly shift pathways. These... Read more »

With climate change fueling wildfires, changes are needed to prevent worse scenarios

Climate change is contributing to the large wildfires that western states like New Mexico are experiencing, and scientists say humans need to make changes to prevent worse fire risks. New Mexico’s largest... Read more »

Could rehabbing dams in the Rattlesnake Wilderness help native trout struggling with climate change?

Bull trout were so significant to the Salish and Pend d’Oreille people who originally inhabited the Missoula Valley that they called it “Place of the Small Bull Trout.” The name specifically refers... Read more »

Hydropower’s future is clouded by droughts, floods and climate change – it’s also essential to the US electric grid

The water in Lake Powell, one of the nation’s largest reservoirs, has fallen so low amid the Western drought that federal officials are resorting to emergency measures to avoid shutting down hydroelectric power at... Read more »

Seven ways climate change is already hitting Texans

For decades, scientists warned that human-induced climate change could put communities in danger around the world. More intense climate and weather events beyond natural climate variability have already damaged people and nature.... Read more »

Trees aren’t a climate change cure-all – 2 new studies on the life and death of trees in a warming world show why

When people talk about ways to slow climate change, they often mention trees, and for good reason. Forests take up a large amount of the planet-warming carbon dioxide that people put into the atmosphere when... Read more »

How much do we know about our watersheds? New study says gaps in knowledge exist because of ‘bias’ in stream gauge placement

Corey Krabbenhoft saw the ebbs and flows of New Mexico’s rivers growing up in Albuquerque. From that experience, she knew how many of the waterways in the state only flow at certain... Read more »

Fossil-Fuel Industry Workers Say Green Economy Could Leave Them in Dust

As New York looks to build a green economy and meet its climate mandates, excitement is building over promised new jobs, countered by real concerns over careers being cut short. Joseph Zanfardino,... Read more »

Billions at Stake as NY Climate Law’s ‘Disadvantaged Communities’ Label Directs Flood of Funds

New Yorkers’ knowledge of their neighborhoods’ environmental history could help the state decide where it targets billions of dollars in green investments in the coming decades. As state officials and agencies gear... Read more »