Climate Change and the West

Ski industry supports cloud seeding but downplays climate change
Ski industry supports cloud seeding but downplays climate change
Getting skiers on the slopes is less about actual snow and more about getting skiers to believe there is snow.
Want to put Western weather on the map?
Your smartphone data could help a Washington researcher predict the weather
China v. Utah: Whose air is worse?
China v. Utah: Whose air is worse?
It’s hard to tell Beijing from Salt Lake when pollution clouds the air.
Sierra Club fights Keystone XL with civil disobedience
Sierra Club fights Keystone XL with civil disobedience
The act will be the first of its kind sanctioned by the group’s board of directors in its 120 year history, and may push the conversation over the controversial tar-sands oil pipeline to a new level.
A new normal for snow
A new normal for snow
The dry 2000s means snow trackers have to adjust "normal" downward.
Public pollution data make for a less-filthy West
The EPA's annual toxics report is out. It's not perfect, but we shouldn't take it for granted.
Get used to the new normal
New 30-year climate normals show there's less snow now
Reorganization or regression?
When The New York Times dismantles its environmental news desk, it says something. But what?
The climate conversation
Who cares about climate change? Still too few
A bridge to nowhere?
The climate friendliness of natural gas comes into question, again
An underwater forest reveals the story of a historic megadrought
An underwater forest reveals the story of a historic megadrought
Scientists find a climatic archive at the bottom of an alpine lake in California's Sierra Nevada.
The future of our forests
Park Williams on why warmer temperatures will debilitate Southwestern forests
Dispersing the toxicity
Alaska environmental groups seek evaluation of oil dispersants' harms
Here come the Super Storms
Here come the Super Storms
A storm on the Alaskan coast last year eerily resembled the recent and devastating Sandy.
Oceanic calcium carbonate saturation levels
Oceanic calcium carbonate saturation levels
Lower oceanic pH levels make it more difficult for sea creatures to build shells
Can the oyster industry survive ocean acidification?
Can the oyster industry survive ocean acidification?
As fossil fuel emissions lower the ocean’s pH, Pacific Northwest shellfish growers face an uncertain future.
Money and climate
The economics of carbon capture
Turning climate change talk to action
In the West, efforts to combat global warming
From coal mine to clean energy
Skiing company gets clean energy from new coalbed methane power plant