Articles by Tom Philpott
Tom Philpott was previously Grist's food writer. He now writes for Mother Jones.
It takes a gallon of water to produce one almond. And that's not the most insane fact about the hedge-fund-fueled race to plant thirsty trees in the middle of a catastrophic drought.
Just how bad is California's water shortage? Really, really bad, according to these maps.
Late-summer 2014 has brought uncomfortable news for residents of the U.S. Southwest — and I'm not just talking about 109-degree heat.