Environment Forum

High and dry on the California farm

March 13, 2009

At lunchtime in California’s San Joaquin Valley, farmers meet up at Jack’s Prime Time Restaurant, where they can get a good, honest meal … just what one expects from an establishment smack dab in the middle of the most productive farming region in the world.

Cities in U.S. Southwest face thirsty times

March 11, 2009

The fast-growing U.S. Southwest has a problem: too many people, not enough water.

Is the U.S. West going the way of parched Australia?

March 10, 2009

The drought-induced infernos which ravaged parts of Australia earlier this year may be a harbinger of the water challenges coming to the American West.