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  • Dancing with Climate Change

    Dancing with Climate Change

    In California's White Mountains, scientists ponder the fate of beardtongues, bristlecone pines and butterflies in a rapidly warming world.

  • Climate change: Check the data yourself

    Climate change: Check the data yourself

    A collaborative online effort allows both skeptics and believers to study and compare the scientific data regarding climate change.

  • Pika politics

    Pika politics

    Biologists disagree over whether the American pika should be listed as endangered, largely due to a warming climate.

  • Good night, sweet trees

    Good night, sweet trees

    A scientist sees a Shakespearean tragedy unfold in the West’s dying aspen forests, victims of climate change.

  • A nature lover's bucket list

    A nature lover's bucket list

    Time is running out to see the natural wonders that are endangered by rampant global warming.

  • Bear witness to climate change

    Bear witness to climate change

    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.

  • Out of the frying pan . . .

    Out of the frying pan . . .

    If we don’t deal with climate change now, we’ll face horrendous social and economic consequences.

  • The big bonfire

    The big bonfire

    The economy is stuck in a ditch, but on climate change the U.S. is finally moving in the right direction.

  • Climate change threatens our livelihoods -- and yours

    Climate change threatens our livelihoods -- and yours

    The CEOs of two outdoor-recreation-based companies favor strong legislation to stave off climate change, not just to save the planet but to help the economy.

  • Living on Glacial Time

    Living on Glacial Time

    Climate change is altering the lands we call home in ways we'd never imagined.

  • Northward

    Northward

    The unexpected loveliness of the song of the varied thrush reminds the author that the birds are on the move, driven by climate change.

  • Modern-day La Mancha

    Modern-day La Mancha

    Are wind-turbine-fighting environmentalists re-enacting Don Quixote's crusade against windmills -- while ignoring the real monster of climate change?

  • Back to the future

    A long time ago, the earth warmed considerably; now, scientists study fossils to find out what happened – and what it might mean for us today.

  • Shifting sands in Navajoland

    On the drought-stricken Navajo Nation, scientist Margaret Hiza Redsteer studies the movement of sand dunes.

  • Unnatural Preservation

    Public-land managers in the era of global warming face uncomfortable choices: Do they intervene to protect dying plants and animals, or stand back and let this new version of “nature” take its course?

  • A Climate Change Solution?

    Pete McGrail believes the volcanic basalt that underlies the Columbia River Basin may hold a cure for global warming: carbon sequestration.

  • Into thin air?

    Global warming spurs calls for new dams in the West – but where will the water come from to fill them?

  • Facts about greenhouse gas emissions

    Sprinkled throughout the lead story are "fun facts" about what causes greenhouse gas emissions and what people can do to reduce them

  • Save Our Snow

    Faced with rising temperatures and a passive federal government, Western towns such as Aspen, Colo., are beginning to work out a local approach to combating global warming

  • The Ghosts of Yosemite

    Modern-day scientists, retracing the path of Joseph Grinnell in Yosemite National Park, document conspicuous changes in the natural world and find a culprit unimagined by biologists 100 years ago: global warming

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