Climate Change and the West

What’s in the water in Woods Cross?
What’s in the water in Woods Cross?
A Salt Lake City suburb weighs environmental risk as it grapples with drinking water contamination
I will fight fire no more
I will fight fire no more
A wildland firefighter reflects on joys and sorrows of her fighting career, and on why she's leaving the field.
Another highway will only worsen Utah's air pollution issues
Another highway will only worsen Utah's air pollution issues
Despite the governor's attempts to reduce driving, Utah transportation officials are proposing yet another major roadway in the greater Salt Lake area.
Climate change: moving from science to policy
Hitching a ride with Montana climate scientist Steve Running
The summer of our discontent
How long will it be before tourists simply avoid the West during fire season?
What's eating the snowpack?
Researchers untangle the causes of unusual snowpack declines throughout the Rockies
Hard choices for an uncertain future
Hard choices for an uncertain future
After seeing a talk by climate activist Tim DeChristopher, the author wonders: which energy source is the lesser of many evils?
Our favorite wildfire and weather apps
Keep abreast of the burning planet with these iPhone applications!
Arctic ship logs help scientists reconstruct climatic history
Arctic ship logs help scientists reconstruct climatic history
Sailors' journals detailing the weather of voyages past could improve the accuracy of climate models' projections of the future.
Winter: an encore edition
Winter: an encore edition
The author celebrates the (temporary) return of winter in Montana
Mixed messages on methane
And why you shouldn't make too much of any of them -- yet
Mapping your way to better health
California is a test-ground for the new field of Geomedicine
Snow, no longer so white
Snow, no longer so white
Dust and soot harm snowpacks--and downstream water users