Climate Change and the West

100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle
100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle
A look back at the first 100 days of the Environmental Protection Agency.
100 days: Pollution threatens marginalized communities
100 days: Pollution threatens marginalized communities
Environmental justice concerns may not get the attention they deserve.
100 days: President Trump’s impact on the environment
100 days: President Trump’s impact on the environment
Six decisions likely to have effects for decades.
My front seat view of climate change in California
My front seat view of climate change in California
Wildfire, heavy rains and flooding seem to be increasing in ferocity.
How to make the People’s Climate March matter
How to make the People’s Climate March matter
Political protest works best with prolonged effort.
Congress is running out of time to repeal Obama orders
Congress is running out of time to repeal Obama orders
An effort to rescind the methane rule could fizzle.
California isn’t accounting for this major emitter
California isn’t accounting for this major emitter
Even though large reservoirs emit methane, the state doesn’t off-set their impact.
A conversation with Obama’s top Interior lawyer
A conversation with Obama’s top Interior lawyer
A look at how the department has changed its relationships with tribes, and at legal battles on the horizon.
What happens when all the animals are gone?
What happens when all the animals are gone?
We are heading for a time when wildlife no longer exists.
Interior moves swiftly after Trump’s climate order
Interior moves swiftly after Trump’s climate order
As other agencies prepare for a long haul, Ryan Zinke has an immediate impact.
Inside the firestorm
Inside the firestorm
New technology allows scientists to see the forces behind the flames.
The rural programs threatened by Trump’s budget
The rural programs threatened by Trump’s budget
The rural West may have helped elect Trump, but his vision leaves them behind.
Why the West will continue to green without the Clean Power Plan
Why the West will continue to green without the Clean Power Plan
The region is poised for more renewable energy and less coal.
California wants to give dispirited federal workers a job
California wants to give dispirited federal workers a job
Why the state’s utility commission is recruiting EPA, Energy employees.
The biocrust conundrum
The biocrust conundrum
By destroying biocrust communities, climate change may be making arid lands more reflective — which could slow down warming.
HCN gets an editor-in-chief
HCN gets an editor-in-chief
Managing Editor Brian Calvert steps into a new role.
If Colorado wants the Outdoor Retailer show, it should earn it
If Colorado wants the Outdoor Retailer show, it should earn it
Big Rec wants to make a statement. Staying out of Colorado would be a strong one.
California prepares for war over emission rules
California prepares for war over emission rules
What’s at stake as Trump administration takes aim at the state’s tailpipe regulations.
We’re ignoring a major factor in the immigration debate
We’re ignoring a major factor in the immigration debate
Climate change is exacerbating illegal immigration.
EPA cuts will hit minority communities hardest
EPA cuts will hit minority communities hardest
Trump proposes an end to the office that protects low-income areas from pollution.