Warm temperatures and dry conditions prevailed across Arizona and New Mexico last month, according to the November Southwest Climate Outlook from CLIMAS.
Extracting natural gas to meet the energy demands of Texas uses less fresh water than coal extraction, according to a new study published in Environmental Research Letters. The authors use recent data from groundwater basins and power plants to determine the water intensity of natural gas and Texas lignite—a ty
Last week Arctic sea ice reached its smallest extent since record keeping began in 1979 and has now dropped below 1.54 million square miles, with at least one week still left in the melt season, according to the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University of Colorado Boulder.
The Secretary’s Committee for the Middle Rio Grande Conservation Initiative recently released a report detailing its recommendations for improving management of the Middle Rio Grande—about 180 miles of river flowing throug
Two new papers published in Nature Climate Change determine human influence on greenhouse gas emissions and ocean temperatures.
About 42 percent of the observed sea-level rise between 1961 and 2003, or about 0.03 inches per year, were from sources other than thermal expansion and melting glaciers and ice sheets, according to a new study in Nature Geoscience.
In order to evaluate the effects of climate change on water availability in the U.S., Department of the Interior agencies have released two new products.
Stream temperatures in the western U.S. are not warming as quickly as scientists expected, according to a new study in Geophysical Research Letters.
Recreation along the Colorado River stimulates an estimated $25.6 billion in economic activity per year for the six states—Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming—through which the river and its tributaries flow (California, which borders the river in the southeast part of the state, was not included in the analysis due to sparse population in the area of the state