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Southwest Drought

35-Year 'Megadrought' May Threaten Southwest Within Century, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Katherine Boehrer | Posted 08.28.2014 | Green

Thanks to the expected effects of climate change, there's at least an 80 percent chance of a decade-long drought occurring in the Southwest over the n...

Lake Mead Water Levels Drop To New Low

AP | By KEN RITTER | Posted 09.08.2014 | Green

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Drought in the southwestern U.S. will deplete the vast Lake Mead this week to levels not seen since Hoover Dam was completed and th...

Drought Leaves Slim Pickings For Migrating Birds

AP | By SUSAN MONTOYA BRYAN | Posted 11.21.2011 | Green

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- From nesting grounds in Alaska and Idaho to the prairie potholes in Canada, thousands of sandhill cranes, snow geese and other mi...

One Rancher's Drought Is Another's Opportunity?

AP | By DAVID MERCER | Posted 11.19.2011 | Green

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. -- The drought in the Southwest may help 29-year-old Chad Bicker get to his goal of being a full-time farmer and rancher by the time h...

Record Drought Grips Texas

AP | By BETSY BLANEY | Posted 07.10.2011 | Green

LUBBOCK, Texas -- With much of the nation focused on a spring marked by historic floods and deadly tornadoes, Texas and parts of several surrounding s...