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America’s Biggest Water Users – Farmers – Learn to Use Less of It

In the Southwest and beyond, irrigation technology and other steps such as planting 'cover crops' to enrich the soil are making a difference. The third article in a series on solving water challenges in the American West.

Reporting for this story was supported by a media fellowship from the Bill Lane Center for the American West.

For Water Users on Colorado River, a Mind-set of Shared Sacrifice

A wet winter is easing water strains in the Southwest, but the longer-term outlook is generally hotter and drier. States now have that in mind in water bargaining. The sixth article in a series on solving water challenges in the American West. 

Reporting for this story was supported by a media fellowship from the Bill Lane Center for the American West.

Shifting Landscapes in the Bay Area

As the climate continues to warm, scientists believe the Bay Area’s microclimates will shift. These maps show how the region’s plant communities could move as conditions change. What scientists don't know is how fast vegetation could migrate to new areas or how the changes will affect Bay Area parks and wildlife.. Part of a report produced in collaboration with KQED Public Media.

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