Viewfinder: Temperatures Continue Climbing in California's Inland Deserts
According to California's Fourth Climate Change Assessment, average daily highs in the state's inland deserts could increase as much as 14 degrees this century if greenhouse gas emissions keep rising.
Inside the Fight Against the Growing Cactus Black Market
The booming succulent market is creating wide-scale theft of cacti from national parks. Can microchip tracking solve the problem?
Could Machine Learning Be the Key to Better Plant Conservation?
A multi-institutional research team used the power of open-access databases to predict the conservation status of more than 150,000 plants.
In the Desert Southwest, Young Leaders Are Reimagining What a Climate Conference Can Be
A dispatch from the fourth annual youth-led Uplift Climate Conference in New Mexico.
Arid West’s Water Woes Obvious Well Before Boom Times
On The 25th anniversary of the book "Cadillac Desert," we look at the work of an earlier Cassandra of Western water shortages, explorer John Wesley Powell.