California's Mammoth Mountain provides a case study on the uncertainty of the ski business, and how global warming threatens to make it even more unpredictable.
by Greg Hanscom,
Mar 03, 2013
Stopping global climate change requires an effort that’s the moral equivalent of war.
by Tom Bell,
Sep 28, 2012
Calgary-based U.S. Oil Sands says it's ready to take its exploratory effort in eastern Utah’s Tavaputs Plateau commercial.
by Jeremy Miller,
Jul 31, 2012
At last -- a place to put utility scale plants that won't ruin the desert. But will politics and the economy get in the way?
by Judith Lewis Mernit,
Jun 04, 2012
Natural history teaches us how rapidly and irrevocably the world can change -- a fact we should bear in mind as we enter the new, human-dominated era some scientists call the Anthropocene.
by Stephen Trimble,
May 31, 2012
Environmentalists have been too busy squabbling over proposed solar plants to pay much attention to one of the most promising sites: Gila Bend, Ariz.
by Sarah Gilman,
May 27, 2012
A second-generation forest ranger considers how fire prevention and climate change are affecting the forests he once roamed with his father.
by Frank Carroll,
Apr 17, 2012
In a spring so hot and dry that it’s breaking records, backyard gardeners might considering using edible living mulch to protect the soil.
by Ari LeVaux,
Mar 29, 2012
Books about climate change tend to be grim reading, but William deBuys' love for the American Southwest makes his new nonfiction book A Great Aridness beautiful as well as disturbing.
by Laura Paskus,
Mar 04, 2012
Though climate change and the economy are the issues threatening their livelihoods, many of the High Plains people are angry at almost everything else.
by Joe Wilkins,
Feb 03, 2012