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  • What’s behind all these natural disasters

    The writer looks behind natural disasters that bedevil our time

  • 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

  • Facts about greenhouse gas emissions

    Sprinkled throughout the lead story are "fun facts" about what causes greenhouse gas emissions and what people can do to reduce them

  • States tighten rules, challenge feds to follow

    The state of California pioneered pollution-control efforts decades ago in response to L.A. smog, and today, the Western states are hoping to set the course for national action on climate change

  • Hot times — hot damn

    Michelle Nijhuis has just won the 2006 Sullivan Award for Excellence in Science Journalism for her series on global warming in the West, which concludes with this issue’s feature story

  • We all lose when scientists sell their credibility

    The writer says Michael Crichton does not deserve a journalism award from scientists for his book, State of Fear, about global warming

  • Under Ground: How Creatures of Mud and Dirt Shape Our World

    Science writer Yvonne Baskin’s new book, Under Ground, takes an intriguing look at the planet’s soils and sediments and their strange inhabitants

  • The Colorado Plateau II: Biophysical, Socioeconomic, and Cultural Research

    The Colorado Plateau II is a kaleidoscopic anthology of scientists’ thoughts on the history, biology and geology of the vast Colorado Plateau

  • Climate change is pulling the trigger

    The writer tells of new research linking the extinction of frogs to global warming

  • Toothy nuisance moves north

    Nutria, destructive beaver-like mammals from South America, are moving into the Skagit River Valley of northwestern Washington, and some believe a warming climate is to blame

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