Climate Change and the West

Denver to get more water from the Colorado River
Denver to get more water from the Colorado River
Colorado’s largest water supplier makes a big ask — and a bold promise — with demand for water.
In California, a bipartisan win for cap and trade
In California, a bipartisan win for cap and trade
The state Legislature extends groundbreaking climate legislation.
We can still ease back from worst-case climate scenarios
We can still ease back from worst-case climate scenarios
A colossal iceberg breaks off Antarctica, foreshadowing a daunting future climate.
So what if we’re doomed?
So what if we’re doomed?
Climate chaos, mass extinction, the collapse of civilization: A guide to facing the ecocide.
Tribes commit to uphold Paris climate agreement
Tribes commit to uphold Paris climate agreement
Western nations take action on climate change — and push for self-governance.
Climate change could disrupt tribes’ religious practices
Climate change could disrupt tribes’ religious practices
After years of religious persecution, tribes face changing natural world.
Life between one wildfire and the next
Life between one wildfire and the next
The climate-change train is out of control. What’s a fire-prone small town to do?
Court rejects temporary block to the methane rule
Court rejects temporary block to the methane rule
The ruling snarls Trump’s directive to rollback environmental regulations.
EPA staffers weigh in on the damage of Trump’s team
EPA staffers weigh in on the damage of Trump’s team
Veterans of the agency say the shake-up is unlike anything they’ve seen before.
Fires sweep the Southwest
Fires sweep the Southwest
In an unseasonably hot and dry West, an intense fire season takes shape.
In budget hearings, a pathway to a leaner Interior
In budget hearings, a pathway to a leaner Interior
Zinke hints at more boots on the ground and fewer lawyers in Department shakeup.
The Colorado River is shrinking because of climate change
The Colorado River is shrinking because of climate change
A long-term drought threatens Western cities’ water supplies.
The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained
The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained
Enviro chief Scott Pruitt’s coal job numbers aren’t even close to accurate.
States commit to action in absence of climate accord
States commit to action in absence of climate accord
California and Washington form a coalition that will fight climate change even if Trump won’t.
Trump is dangerously beyond climate denial
Trump is dangerously beyond climate denial
He and his administration are dismantling the tools for studying climate change.
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Worries about science censorship drove her from her post at the Energy Department.
On climate change: ‘Do something, do anything, just don’t do nothing’
On climate change: ‘Do something, do anything, just don’t do nothing’
How a lucky encounter changed the course of a young mother’s life.
Climate change is unraveling natural cycles in the West
Climate change is unraveling natural cycles in the West
Spring’s early arrival creates more mismatches in ecosystems.
What citizen science can say about seabird deaths
What citizen science can say about seabird deaths
In the Pacific Northwest, the diligence of citizen scientists helps discern patterns in die-offs.
The danger of urban ‘heat islands’
The danger of urban ‘heat islands’
How built-up cities and higher temperatures threaten human health.