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Where air pollution is improving - and where it's worsening

Air quality, as measured by fine particle pollution, improved across much of the country between 2015 and 2021, though it worsened across several Western states and Florida.

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Why Western states are fighting to divvy up the Colorado River

Record droughts have left the Colorado River in dire straits, and Western states are pushing California to cut its usage sooner.
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Thousands will live here one day (as long as they can find water)

In the increasingly dry Southwest, drought and climate change pose a challenge for developers, who need to find creative ways to provide water supply to new communities.
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West Coast leaders: Time for states to act on climate change

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and her three West Coast colleagues reflected during a conference this week on how they are coping with the reality of climate change and what they are doing to reduce the greenhouse gases that are intensifying heat waves, rain and ice storms, wildfires and floods.

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Climate change is ravaging the Colorado River. There’s a model to avert the worst

Success in the Yakima River Basin in Washington holds lessons for the seven states at war over water in the American West.
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Daniel Rothberg: The coming crisis along the Colorado River

Overuse and climate change will mean sharp cuts in water use.
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See how far water levels in Lake Mead have fallen

New satellite images of the reservoir, a critical source of water for 25 million people, reveal dangerously low water levels.
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