Climate Change and the West

A new normal for snow
A new normal for snow
The dry 2000s means snow trackers have to adjust "normal" downward.
Public pollution data make for a less-filthy West
The EPA's annual toxics report is out. It's not perfect, but we shouldn't take it for granted.
Get used to the new normal
New 30-year climate normals show there's less snow now
Reorganization or regression?
When The New York Times dismantles its environmental news desk, it says something. But what?
The climate conversation
Who cares about climate change? Still too few
A bridge to nowhere?
The climate friendliness of natural gas comes into question, again
An underwater forest reveals the story of a historic megadrought
An underwater forest reveals the story of a historic megadrought
Scientists find a climatic archive at the bottom of an alpine lake in California's Sierra Nevada.
The future of our forests
Park Williams on why warmer temperatures will debilitate Southwestern forests
Dispersing the toxicity
Alaska environmental groups seek evaluation of oil dispersants' harms
Here come the Super Storms
Here come the Super Storms
A storm on the Alaskan coast last year eerily resembled the recent and devastating Sandy.
Oceanic calcium carbonate saturation levels
Oceanic calcium carbonate saturation levels
Lower oceanic pH levels make it more difficult for sea creatures to build shells
Can the oyster industry survive ocean acidification?
Can the oyster industry survive ocean acidification?
As fossil fuel emissions lower the ocean’s pH, Pacific Northwest shellfish growers face an uncertain future.
Money and climate
The economics of carbon capture
Turning climate change talk to action
In the West, efforts to combat global warming
From coal mine to clean energy
Skiing company gets clean energy from new coalbed methane power plant
What scientists are learning from wildfire in New Mexico
What scientists are learning from wildfire in New Mexico
New Mexico's Gila National Forest is a good natural laboratory for studying the effects of wildfire.
Fecal matters
Why do we still let sewage overflow into our rivers and streams when a bad storm hits?
Gettin' down with cap 'n trade
California carbon trading program strict on enforcement
Some (diseases) like it hot
Outbreaks broaden the conversation on climate change