Climate Change and the West

Going it alone
Threatened by climate change, Alaskan native villages receive little help from the federal government.
Western water in the age of climate change
In Dead Pool: Lake Powell, Global Warming, and the Future of Water in the West, James Lawrence Powell examines the impact of climate change on the West’s future.
Pika power-downer
Feds may extend protections to most adorable animal ever
Déjà poo
In Wash., a 13-year pollution investigation comes to a surprising end.
Blocked by concrete or killed by climate?
Will hydro dams save salmon?
Garbage grows well on the border
Garbage grows well on the border
The many thousands of illegal immigrants who pass through Arizona border towns are leaving tons of litter in their wake.
A poisoned Montana town gets its shot at justice
A poisoned Montana town gets its shot at justice
The W.R. Grace executives whose company poisoned Libby, Mont., with asbestos from a vermiculite mine finally meet their victims face-to-face in a Montana courtroom.
Subterranean seltzer water
Study sheds new light on natural C02 storage.
It's time to give up a stupid habit
It's time to give up a stupid habit
Junk mail and bulky newspaper ads constitute one of the most wasteful, irritating things on the entire planet.
Crossed purposes in Wyoming?
New carbon capture rules in the land of coal, and gas, and...
Airing dirty laundry
Are those MY emissions?
Time to cowboy up
Time to cowboy up
A carbon tax is the fairest way to tackle climate change, despite its political challenges and risks.
How long do we wait for clean coal?
How long do we wait for clean coal?
Politicians are excited about “clean coal,” but so far there’s no sign that it even exists.
Buried History
Buried History
A $7 billion nuclear site clean up leaves unanswered questions underground.
Lend me a hand
Should Westerners try to rescue species from climate change?
Rocky Flats lives on
Rocky Flats lives on
Those involved with Rocky Flats tell their stories, in their own words.