Wildlife biologist Erik Beever says that as the climate
warms in the Great Basin, pikas are rapidly disappearing from
mountains where they formerly thrived
by Michelle Nijhuis,
Oct 17, 2005
What would happen if a killer storm like the one that walloped the West in 1862 hit California today?
by Judith Lewis,
Feb 17, 2010
Like tree rings, ice cores create a record of the climate
of the past, and the National Ice Core Laboratory in Denver houses
the largest collection of polar ice cores in the world
by Allen Best,
Jan 24, 2005
U.S. Geological Survey gets Yucca Mountain research
funding cut; logging halted on Giant Sequoia National Monument; New
Mexican politicians fight proposal to drill in Valle
by Matt Jenkins,
Oct 03, 2005
The names on the Western landscape tell a harrowing, fascinating and at times hilarious story.
by Sarah Gilman,
May 01, 2011
The Ice Age Floods reshaped the landscape of eastern Washington -- and our knowledge of geology.
by Eric Wagner,
Nov 22, 2009
Researchers try to determine if unhealthy amounts of selenium are entering Western soil and water due to energy development.
by Danielle Venton,
May 29, 2012
A collaborative online effort allows both skeptics and believers to study and compare the scientific data regarding climate change.
by Debra Peters and William deBuys,
Jul 13, 2010
The increasing clouds of dust in the West are affecting the region’s health, snow cover, rainfall and even climate.
by Melanie Lenart,
Jul 18, 2010
Hopi and Navajo tribes settle boundary dispute; oil shale
returns to western Colorado; Northern Cheyenne open coal reserves
to development; judge upholds critical habitat designation for
"vernal pools" in California and Oregon; red tree vole wins
Nov 27, 2006