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  • Pushed to the wall, we can power down

    Pushed to the wall, we can power down

    Tim Lydon tells how Juneau, Alaska, cut its energy consumption by over 40 percent when its electricity supply was interrupted by avalanches.

  • 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.

  • On the ballot: "Clean" coal and moose stew

    On the ballot: "Clean" coal and moose stew

    Political conventions obsess about “clean” coal and Sarah Palin, and sideline discussions of oil and gas impacts.

  • 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.

  • Unnatural Preservation

    Public-land managers in the era of global warming face uncomfortable choices: Do they intervene to protect dying plants and animals, or stand back and let this new version of “nature” take its course?

  • Planning for uncertainty

    A Phoenix symposium on dealing with drought and global warming echoes the larger uncertainties facing public-land and national park managers throughout the West.

  • Global climate change? Let’s go shopping

    Jim Stiles scoffs at the notion of saving the planet by buying so-called “green” products.

  • Market cooling

    California and the West decide to tackle global warming through the market – by buying and selling carbon

  • Undoing the myth of Western exceptionalism

    California’s decision to tackle global warming is a sign that the West is finally growing up enough to realize that it is not an "exceptional" place, entirely detached from the rest of the modern world.

  • Save Our Snow

    Faced with rising temperatures and a passive federal government, Western towns such as Aspen, Colo., are beginning to work out a local approach to combating global warming

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