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  • On the trail of global warming

    This winter’s weird weather has everybody talking, but nobody wants to tackle the big question: Is global warming finally hitting the West?

  • What happened to winter?

    An unusual winter sends ripples through the West's water and wildlife systems, and leaves scientists wondering whether global warming is the cause.

  • Those who choose risk should bear the cost

    The writer looks at buildings sliding down a hill and says, 'No more.'

  • Where did the Northwest’s moisture go?

    The writer is used to anything but an unseasonably dry Northwest

  • Global warming brings a clash of civilizations

    The writers call global warming the one issue we can’t afford to duck

  • Glaciers offer a glimpse of the distant past

    Like tree rings, ice cores create a record of the climate of the past, and the National Ice Core Laboratory in Denver houses the largest collection of polar ice cores in the world

  • Tree rings reveal a fiery past — and future

    Tree-ring scientists Tom Swetnam and Julio Betancourt study past climatic conditions seeking clues to better forest management

  • Who'll stop the rain?

    January may have brought rain and snow to parts of the West, but the study of past climates warns us that we still have to learn to live with drought

  • Written in the Rings

    The study of tree rings opens a window into the West’s distant past, and warns us that the region’s future may be dangerously hot and dry

  • Here’s hoping the drought is not over

    The writer welcomes the latest moisture but says we still need to learn the lessons of drought

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