Climate Change and the West

In defense of wood heat
In defense of wood heat
Why not burn trees where they'll do some good -- in your woodstove?
Computer model slices and dices mountain climates
Computer model slices and dices mountain climates
In Oregon's H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, scientists study climate patterns.
Dancing with Climate Change
Dancing with Climate Change
In California's White Mountains, scientists ponder the fate of beardtongues, bristlecone pines and butterflies in a rapidly warming world.
Breathing easy
Breathing easy
In West Oakland, Calif., the Breathmobile fights inner city asthma.
A mobile health solution
A mobile health solution
A day with the asthma-fighting crusaders of West Oakland, Calif.
Environmentalism's communications problem
Greens need to speak more about jobs
Out of breath
The EPA postpones strengthening ozone limits to protect public health
Enchanted with carbon caps
New Mexico ponders a GHG market
Quarry quandary
Mercury-rich limestone makes meeting new cement plant emission standards a challenge
The Heart of the Beast
Conservation groups target Powder River Basin coal in fight against climate change
Calm before the storm
Western Guvs outline strategies for adapting to a warming West.
The oil spill's upshot
The oil spill's upshot
The tragic BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico could help the environmental movement, if greens act wisely.
Joshua Tree instructs students about climate change
A national park, dedicated teachers and five species of lichens play a role.
Power struggle
The economic numbers behind coal and wind energy -- and energy efficiency -- are compared in Montana.
Sinclair flare up
Sinclair flare up
The Sinclair, Wyo., oil refinery has long been one of the state's most notorious polluters, but until recently, no one seemed to care.
Climate Friendly National Parks
Reducing driving in sprawling National Parks
Our dirty past, our dirty present
Our dirty past, our dirty present
Soon after the EPA was founded 40 years ago, it began photographing American environmental problems for its Documerica Project.
The Front Line of Climate Justice
New Mexico moves to lead the nation in capping greenhouse gas emissions
When a scientist becomes an activist
When a scientist becomes an activist
In his first book, Storms of My Grandchildren, NASA climate scientist James Hansen explains the truth of climate change and reveals why he has risked his career to bring the issue to light.