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  • Climate model may help farmers know what to grow

    A high-tech climate model will give farmers in Washington’s Yakima Valley a kind of crystal ball for predicting weather, choosing which crops to plant, and dealing with drought and global warming

  • 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.

  • What's worse than the worst-case scenario? Real life

    Ten years ago, Ben Harding created a worst-case drought scenario for a U.S. Geological Survey study, but the current drought on the Colorado River may be even worse than he imagined

  • 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

  • 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

  • A beautiful ode to a melting earth

    Gretel Ehrlich’s recent book, The Future of Ice: A Journey Into Cold, is an intimate "ode and lament" on global warming and the end of winter

  • Think global (warming,) act local

    The Rocky Mountain Climate Organization, a new Colorado nonprofit, is taking a local approach to the global problem of climate change

  • Dear friends

    Election results will be in the next issue; Auden Schendler makes electricity in Snowmass, Colo.; visitors

  • In a warming West, expect more fire

    A new scientific study predicts that overall wildfire size in the West will double by 2100 because of global warming

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