Women are more likely than men to be killed in natural disasters, and more likely to become refugees after drought and famine.
Colorado's hot summer days are spilling out of their regular timeframe. They are starting earlier (June) and staying later (September).
A deal was supposed to be signed by the end of 2018, under threat that the water levels on the river would push the federal government to impose its own restrictions.
As extreme drought encroached on Colorado and much of the Southwest this year, many eyes turned to the weekly U.S. Drought Monitor map.
Colorado River water supports about 40 million people and millions of acres of farmland in the U.S. and Mexico.
Iola has been deep underwater since the reservoir was built and filled in the 1960s. Drought has brought it back to the surface, for now.
It's not a guarantee, but El Niño-produced rainfall would relieve parched conditions in many parts of the drought-stricken Southwest.
A new study from the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder predicts more rainfall on fewer, concentrated days leading to more intense flooding.
Environmentalists are challenging a court ruling over whether water from the river is properly accounted for and being used in beneficial ways along the Middle Rio Grande Valley.