Climate Change and the West

Totally gnarly air, dude
Pollution costs plenty in California
The smoke police
The smoke police
Simon Winer patrols the San Francisco Bay Area, sniffing out violators when poor air quality requires a ban on wood-smoke fires.
Rolling Boulder up the mountain
Where there's a will (to fight global warming), there's still not always a way.
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.
'The environment ... is where we live'
'The environment ... is where we live'
A group of determined activists in Mountain View, N.M., fights for environmental justice in a poor and polluted neighborhood.
Mountains of mercury
Mountains of mercury
The EPA has failed to regulate the mercury discharged from cement plants like the one in Durkee, Ore.
What's next for indigenous people facing climate disruption?
COP-15 gives little more than lip service to native and indigenous rights
California's Carbon Game
In the world of cap-and-trade and carbon offsets California is leading the way...but to where?
A frackin' mess
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.
Old friends are melting away
Old friends are melting away
The author met a mile-long glacier two decades ago. Now, it's dying.
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.
Indian Eco-battles
A series by the Arizona Republic covers the fight between tribal economy and ecology interests in Arizona.
Cold War clean-up
Atomic dump in New Mexico gets stimulus funds for clean-up project.
Tepid statistics as the planet burns
Business as usual in the face of climate change.
Plastic bags plague the Bay
Have you ever wondered what happens to those plastic bags that float aimlessly through the streets?
Parks Climate Challenge: North Cascades 2009
Parks Climate Challenge: North Cascades 2009
Nineteen high school students traveled to Washington's North Cascades this summer to witness and learn about climate change.
We can help bees by cleaning up our act
We can help bees by cleaning up our act
Pesticides, long road trips and junk food are hard on honeybees as well as humans.
"Go ahead, make my EPA"
Agency gets the lead out to stop polluters.
Clearcutting and climate change
The Center for Biological Diversity challenges California’s largest timber company.