If the United States doesn’t come up with an intelligent energy strategy, global warming could spell the end of the ski industry
by Pat O'Donnell,
May 16, 2005
If you want to be driven crazy by the wind, try canoeing and camping on Montana's Marias River.
by Jeremy N. Smith,
Nov 27, 2011
In Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in
the World’s Highest Mountain Ranges, mountain
climber and physicist Mark Bowen follows researchers who are
finding clues to climate change in high-altitude tropical
by John Krist,
Jun 26, 2006
In Utah, scientists are exploring the site of a long-vanished inland sea called Lake Bonneville to understand the West's past - and future - climate.
by Douglas Fox,
Nov 07, 2011
Scientists are digging into the past of the West to try to understand what the future may bring.
by Michelle Nijhuis,
Oct 30, 2011
A Westerner becomes a reluctant connoisseur of the contrails that streak across the region’s bright blue skies.
by Charles Kulander,
May 26, 2011
A La Niña year brings a good snowpack to some Western states and little or nothing to others.
by Cally Carswell,
May 15, 2011
Global warming spurs calls for new dams in the West
– but where will the water come from to fill them?
by Matt Jenkins,
Apr 30, 2007
To imagine what your corner of the West will be like in a warmer climate, consider how different plants and animals are at a lower elevation.
by Pepper Trail,
Feb 03, 2010
In the dog days of a hot summer, Allen Best wonders if air
conditioning is altogether a good thing.
by Allen Best,
Aug 13, 2007