A state-by-state breakdown of policies that could change your community.
Next year, a new tunnel under Lake Mead will begin delivering water to Las Vegas. The project is massive, expensive, politically fraught—and a harbinger of things to come.
No, you're not getting taller.
Plus, other environmental issues wreaking havoc on the best meal of the day.
Scientists say the dry spell that's costing the Golden State billions could be man-made.
Arizona and California are in the 15th year of the worst drought on record. But the next one could reach as far as Texas and last 35 years.
The forensic feces files
Small but mighty, distant dust packs a powerful punch
A century of agricultural innovation vastly increased the amount of food--but with it came an increased population, and now hunger is on the rise. Fixing it will require an unlikely alliance
The smoke will likely impact a few fancier grapes.
Only YOU can protect your home from a wildfire.
Plus, a few planets
Using nature as a guide, geneticists build plants with qualities evolution could never produce
And Popular Science is included, of course
With the Sahara desert rapidly encroaching on livestock-nourishing grassland, architect Magnus Larsson proposes a 3,728-mile-long barrier wall—built by bacteria
PopSci learns, over the decades, that cocaine anesthesia, radioactive drinking water, and cryogenic cancer treatments are actually not good for your health
How California is predicting and preparing for the inevitable.
A new pilot project in central California could lead to the first commercial sugar beet biofuel plant in the U.S.
Rain, drought, and temperatures broke records in locales nationwide
You would need a very, very big boat
As climate change intensifies, architects, designers, and scientists are devising better ways to deal with almost anything nature throws our way.
As fires rage this week and many evacuate, SETI's Allen Telescope Array has gone offline.
A little bit.