Water

Lawn Be Gone: Major Western Cities Pay Residents to Ditch Grass to Save Water

Many water providers have been offering rebates to residents willing to lose their lawns. So why are two major Western cities punting on the idea?



Urbanization

Tourism Tension in Instagram Age: $1 Billion in AZ Taxes, Challenges to Preservation


Arizona tourism continues to boost employment, development and tax revenue, but the growth presents challenges to preserving the natural beauty that draws visitors to the state.

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Climate Change

‘Like the Chain Saw’: Drones Have Become a Lifesaving Tool for Fighting Wildfires


Federal wildfire managers increasingly are turning to drones to monitor blazes across the West in terrains where hotshots’ lives would be at risk.

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Water

As Southwest Water Managers Grapple with Climate Change, Can a ‘Grand Bargain’ Work?


A temporary fix to the Colorado River's scarcity problem has turned attention to how to manage the water supply for 40 million people across the Southwest.

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