Climate Change and the West

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.
The Half-life of Memory
The Half-life of Memory
A writer tries to dig up the buried history of Colorado’s Rocky Flats weapons plant, now home to a controversial wildlife refuge.
Climate Bale Out
Washington prof. proposes simple carbon fix: toss crop waste in the sea.
Red light, green light
Red light, green light
After years of stalemate and fighting, enviros are gaining ground under Obama. Also: Unemployment rates are ranked in the Western states.
The darkest element
The darkest element
In Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World, Tom Zoellner tells the story of the radioactive element.
Managing a busted climate
A federal report warns abrupt ecosystem changes will pose new challenges for resource agencies
59,000 trees can't be wrong
Big new forest study documents a regional die-off.
Finding a nuclear waste dump
Judith Lewis speaks with HCN's Marty Durlin about the search for a nuclear waste dump and her latest article, Mountain of Doubt.