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For the first time, U.S. and Mexico take stock of the underground water they share

For the first time, U.S. and Mexico take stock of the underground water they share | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
The two countries have tried for years to thoroughly assess aquifers along the border.
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When the atmosphere 'goes bananas,' wildfires do too | High Country News

When the atmosphere 'goes bananas,' wildfires do too | High Country News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it

Vapor pressure deficit: Ever heard of it? Didn't think so. But this wonky atmospheric term is one you might want to study up on, especially if you're a Westerner who likes trees and cares about whether they live or die.



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Tucson’s rain-catching revolution | High Country News

Tucson’s rain-catching revolution | High Country News | CALS in the News | Scoop.it
In the Sonoran Desert, rainwater harvesting is finally going mainstream.
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The right-wing heiress who changed course in the desert | High Country News

The setting was low-key, a straw-bale house on a historic northern Arizona ranch, with Western landscape art on the walls. Yet for 17 years beginning in the early 1990s, the annual Straw Bale Forums at the Hat Ranch attracted many prominent Arizonan politicians, conservation leaders and academics.

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