Climate Change and the West

Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art: 1775-2012
Vanishing Ice: Alpine and Polar Landscapes in Art: 1775-2012
Artwork curated by Barbara C. Matilsky shows a changing landscape.
Don't forget what the Exxon Valdez taught us
Don't forget what the Exxon Valdez taught us
On the regulatory laxness that led to the spilling of 11 million gallons of crude oil into Prince William Sound 25 years ago.
Drought brings new dust storms to the geographic heart of the Dust Bowl
Drought brings new dust storms to the geographic heart of the Dust Bowl
Despite an infusion of moisture, pockets of the Southern High Plains have been plagued with dusters and inundated with tumbleweeds.
Ocean acidification is already driving changes in Northwestern marine ecology
Between a rock and a dry place
Between a rock and a dry place
How the “mega-drought” facing the region got its start.
Megaloads and wild-and-scenic rivers don’t mix
Megaloads and wild-and-scenic rivers don’t mix
Opinion: These loads of mining equipment to Canada don’t belong on a narrow, scenic road that winds through my part of Idaho.
KDNK Radio speaks with Cally Carswell
KDNK Radio speaks with Cally Carswell
Behind the scenes with the tree coroners.
Climate anxiety is a real affliction
Climate anxiety is a real affliction
Understanding what "normal" weather is, in the context of history.
Snapshots of a forest two years after a megafire
The Tree Coroners
The Tree Coroners
To save the West’s forests, scientists must first learn how trees die.
For the love of trees
For the love of trees
When trees change due to the planet’s shifting climate, we change too.
The great nonflagration?
The great nonflagration?
Despite a few high-profile wildfires, 2013 was a fairly quiet fire season after all.