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  • Mountain of doubt

    Mountain of doubt

    The long-delayed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev., faces a new challenge: Barack Obama’s presidency.

  • Notes from the (water) underground

    Research hydrologist Gordon Grant is fascinated by the groundwater in the Pacific Northwest.

  • Drilling the Democrats

    Jonathan Thompson says that Barack Obama -- caught between the threat of global warming and demands for energy independence -- is unlikely to end drilling in the West.

  • Forget Wall Street, focus on the real issues

    The urgency of the politicians' response to our economic troubles contrasts with the way we’re ignoring the greater crisis of climate change.

  • Acidifying oceans

    Paleo-oceanographer James Zachos points to evidence of the last time climate change acidified the oceans, some 55 million years ago.

  • Back to the future

    A long time ago, the earth warmed considerably; now, scientists study fossils to find out what happened – and what it might mean for us today.

  • Fire, fire everywhere

    Despite the growing threat of Western wildfire, most of us are still pretending it will go away if we just ignore it.

  • The West’s wacky weather

    The West’s weather is full of surprises this spring, with snowstorms, windstorms, rain and wildfires all happening at the same time.

  • The mysticism of mud

    Ernest Atencio ponders an exceptionally muddy Mud Season in New Mexico, and notes how readily most Westerners forget that we live in an arid landscape.

  • A hard winter makes you think

    Rhonda Claridge describes a hard winter in the high mountains, and points out that one seldom-acknowledged effect of climate change could be harder winters in some parts of the world.

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