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Climate Change

US: More threats, more desperate refugees as climate warms

The Earth’s warming and resulting natural disasters are creating a more dangerous world of desperate leaders and peoples, the Biden administration said Thursday in the federal government’s starkest assessments yet of security and migration challenges facing the United States as the climate worsens. The Defense Department for years has called climate change a threat to

Drought

Harris tours Lake Mead, touts Biden agenda on infrastructure, climate change

Vice President Kamala Harris took a short tour Monday of Lake Mead, which has reached historic low water levels thanks to relentless drought and rising temperatures, and she used the opportunity to pitch the Biden administration’s infrastructure and climate plans and how they could address shrinking water supplies in the growing West. Twenty-five million people

Water

New estimates show Colorado River levels falling faster than expected

New projections show that Lake Mead and Lake Powell could reach “critically low reservoir elevations” sooner than expected, spurring experts to say that “bold actions” will be needed to change course. The Bureau of Reclamation report released Thursday shows an 88% chance that Lake Powell could fall below 3,525 feet by next August, a level

Ken Lain - The Mountain Gardener

8 1/2 Steps to DIY Landscapes

You moved to the area and bought a new home. The front yard package included a tree, three shrubs, and a boulder, and the back yard is a blank slate. The front yard is often dull at best, and the back is nothing but mud in the monsoon rains; where does anyone start? There are

Climate Change

The majority of Arizonans believe extreme weather is now the ‘new normal’

42% of respondents say they actually fear the effects of climate change more than another pandemic. 86% say they are now prepared to take one green action per day. In the old days, anyone who detested the summer heat could head to the mountainous Northeast or the cooler Pacific Northwest for their summer vacations. However,

Wildfires

‘Nothing’s safe’ as wildfire tears through California town

Shelton Douthit and his team at the Feather River Land Trust in Northern California have been working to restore the lush natural habitat and protect Indigenous artifacts around Lake Almanor. Now, after a ferocious wildfire tore through the area, he knows “nothing’s safe.” Driven by fierce winds and bone-dry vegetation, the Dixie Fire destroyed most

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