Climate Change and the West

How I escaped post-election blues
How I escaped post-election blues
Elk hunting offers a necessary distraction.
Latest: Roadless rule loophole for Colorado coal mine
Latest: Roadless rule loophole for Colorado coal mine
Enviromental groups had sued over the mine’s carbon impacts.
Obama’s rush to the end
Obama’s rush to the end
Keeping track of rulemaking, policy decisions and other last actions before the Trump administration’s inauguration.
Latest: California’s tree die-off is bigger than you thought
Latest: California’s tree die-off is bigger than you thought
An additional 36 million trees have died since May.
In California caves, a millipede mystery
In California caves, a millipede mystery
A new species in Sequoia National Park reminds scientists of what is yet to be discovered.
Can Trump undo Obama’s policies?
Can Trump undo Obama’s policies?
What the President-elect can — and can’t — do when it comes to water, coal and climate change.
Could land speed racing fade from Bonneville Salt Flats?
Could land speed racing fade from Bonneville Salt Flats?
Utah’s changing landscape casts doubt on the future of a sport.
Alaska’s gas pipeline dreams
Alaska’s gas pipeline dreams
A decades-long plan to deliver the state’s gas reserves to the market remains in purgatory.
The captivating magic of a dry, dusty text
The captivating magic of a dry, dusty text
An encyclopedia-style book published in 1933 offers surprising perspective.
Dreams of dust
Dreams of dust
How Central Valley communities are coping with prolonged water shortages.
Hope in a post-nature society
Hope in a post-nature society
A writer seeks answers from Lake Powell.
Clearcutting the Tongass National Forest is dead wrong
Clearcutting the Tongass National Forest is dead wrong
To avert the worst climate change impacts, old forests and their massive carbon reserves must be protected.
Election roundup: What happened in the West
Election roundup: What happened in the West
A rundown of the West’s political shifts and ballot measures.
Environmental leaders mourn Trump’s win and prepare for battle
Environmental leaders mourn Trump’s win and prepare for battle
GOP leaders see Trump’s triumph as mandate to promote fossil fuels.
15 books every well-versed Westerner should read
15 books every well-versed Westerner should read
A reading list for understanding the region.
Science fiction’s warnings for the present
Science fiction’s warnings for the present
Kim Stanley Robinson on climate change and the precarious health of the planet.
Insights from a climate oasis
Insights from a climate oasis
Author Kathleen Alcalá on learning to become an activist.
Victor and the Fish
Victor and the Fish
A new short story imagines a grim future for western Montana.
The disappearance of Lyle Jeffs, firefighters and threats over an endorsement
A roundup of the high-stakes climate races
A roundup of the high-stakes climate races
For the climate-interested voter, these are the Western races to watch on Tuesday.