• Like Water in the Desert
    Over the past century, we’ve transformed the arid lands of the American west into year-round, well-irrigated agricultural powerhouses. Today, fruits, nuts, and nearly all of our leafy greens are grown in the desert, using water diverted, stored, and supplied at taxpayer expense. This intense irrigation is having an impact: Reservoir levels are dropping, rivers are […]
  • Neighborhood foresters work to beautify their slice of the Tucson community
    You might think Brad Lancaster is pulling your leg when he tells you he’s a “neighborhood forester” in the cactus-studded desert city of Tucson. Not at all. Lancaster and about a dozen other residents of the Dunbar/Spring neighborhood near downtown are dead serious about their work as volunteer neighborhood foresters — dedicated to planting and […]