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Chitose Suzuki/Las Vegas Review-Journal via AP

Farmers, conservationists and small-town business owners are calling for an end to what they call wasteful uses of Colorado River water. 

  

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Much of the American West has been blasted with sweltering heat this week as a high pressure dome combines with the worst drought in modern history to launch temperatures into the triple digits. 

  

AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin

Dangerous, record-busting heat is spreading across the U.S. Southwest and into parts of Utah, Montana and Wyoming. 

  

AP Photo/Noah Berger, File

Scientists say the outlook for the western U.S. fire season is grim because it's starting far drier than 2020's record-breaking fire year. 

  

Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service

  Environmental groups and scientists with two universities want U.S. wildlife managers to consider reintroducing jaguars to the American Southwest.

In a recently published paper, they say habitat destruction, highways and existing segments of the border wall mean that natural reestablishment of the large cats north of the U.S.-Mexico boundary would be unlikely over the next century without human intervention.

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