One of the biggest ongoing problems is their pastureland. All of it burned away.
The U.S. Forest Service in Arizona has teamed up with several collaborators – including the timber industry – to find a cost effective way to return the landscape to its original state and prevent future catastrophic fires.
Officials anticipates chaos because of the illegal pathways beaten down by cross-border smugglers that cobweb the refuge will only tempt dirt bikes and ATVs.
Officials predict peak flows as high as 120,000 cubic feet per second in Cataract Canyon near Moab, three times higher than last year’s peak flows.
Water is high on the long list of issues the U.S. and Mexico deal with along the border. The improvement of a wastewater-treatment plant in San Diego highlights increasing collaboration.
During the 19th Century, gold mining fueled the expansion into the so-called Wild West. Today, rising gold prices have led to a new gold rush with ten old mines reopened in the last decade.
Southern California is a leader in urban and residential rooftop solar technologies. But this green energy boom has left many working-class Latinos behind.
A higher than average runoff from the Rocky mountains to the Colorado River this spring will make water more plentiful than usual in states like Nevada, California and parts of Arizona. But the Rio Grande River is getting almost nothing from the melting snow.
Calexico lies at the southern end of California’s San Andreas fault system. And one year ago, on Easter Sunday, one of those fault lines served up a 7.2 magnitude quake. People in this border town of close to 40,000 people are still cleaning up the mess
The Obama Administration is proposing a zone approach in the southwest to help solar projects get online.