Climate Change and the West

In the land of getting nothing done
In the land of getting nothing done
A delegation of outdoor recreationists go to D.C. to lobby for climate action — and walk into the congressional shutdown.
Why we don’t "get" climate change
Why we don’t "get" climate change
Does humanity’s poor time-depth perception explain our lack of environmental coordination?
Ski mountains move to stop climate change
Ski mountains move to stop climate change
Recreation is one potential casualty of a changing climate.
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.