Climate Change and the West

In defense of the cattle industry
In defense of the cattle industry
A new book flips an old debate on its head.
NASA finds methane hot spot over Four Corners
NASA finds methane hot spot over Four Corners
The culprit is the extensive fossil fuel industry infrastructure, not just fracking or coal mines.
The walrus detectives
The walrus detectives
What's behind the Alaska walrus haul-outs? Everyone's calling climate change, but the truth is, we don't know.
Climate change found to have spurred worldwide heatwaves
Climate change found to have spurred worldwide heatwaves
But floods and droughts have less certain links to planetary warming.
Faces of the grassroots climate movement: rowdy and rowdier
Faces of the grassroots climate movement: rowdy and rowdier
Marches around the country this week show ideological diversity among a new cohort of activists.
How the hot and dry West is killing Rocky Mountain forests
How the hot and dry West is killing Rocky Mountain forests
A new report summarizes how climate change is accelerating tree death from fires, bark beetles and drought
Forgetting we live in the desert
Forgetting we live in the desert
Rafael de Grenade on tough landscapes, writing as inquiry and climate change.
Teaching aliens to talk
Teaching aliens to talk
How global warming made me change my life.
Nevada wins the Tesla battery factory giga-race
Nevada wins the Tesla battery factory giga-race
Massive incentive package raises questions about corporate welfare.
Zen and the art of wildflower science
Zen and the art of wildflower science
In the Rocky Mountains, a long-term study yields surprises
On the hunt for fireflies in Utah
On the hunt for fireflies in Utah
Scientists find the flashing bugs after a 30-year search.
A dam difficult job
A dam difficult job
California’s drought through the eyes of a water manager.
Smoke and mirrors
Smoke and mirrors
Congress can’t seem to solve a big problem: how to pay for battling wildfires.
Climate canary
Climate canary
Greenhouse gases are changing the way we talk about coal.
Boreal burning
Boreal burning
Canada's Northwest Territory goes up in flames, releasing massive amounts of carbon.
Alaska's Uncertain Food Future
Alaska's Uncertain Food Future
Climate change in the Far North puts traditional food sources at risk.
Glacier tourists to get a dose of climate education in Alaska
Glacier tourists to get a dose of climate education in Alaska
What a melting glacier can teach cruise ship passengers.
Was the fatal thunderstorm in California a climate phenomenon?
Colorado River Basin groundwater levels drop even faster than reservoirs
‘Lucking out’ for Wyoming’s winter smog
‘Lucking out’ for Wyoming’s winter smog
Air quality gets a boost from the state’s infamous sagebrush and wind.