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Mapping Earth's hidden water
A new NASA satellite will measure the planet's soil moisture.
Jan. 28, 2015
When the atmosphere 'goes bananas,' wildfires do too
2011's huge wildfires and what they portend. Spoiler: More dead trees.
Jan. 26, 2015
Give the fossil fuel industry free rein!
Jan. 22, 2015
For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
Environmentalists in the Pacific Northwest may lead the way.
Nov. 24, 2014
USGS launches a billion-dollar initiative to map the West in 3D
LIDAR is about to become more widespread -- helping agriculture, pilots and homeowners.
Nov. 10, 2014
Mission Ready for Climate Change
Five things the West can learn from the military about climate adaptation.
Nov. 1, 2014
In defense of the cattle industry
A new book flips an old debate on its head.
Oct. 29, 2014
NASA finds methane hot spot over Four Corners
The culprit is the extensive fossil fuel industry infrastructure, not just fracking or coal mines.
Oct. 12, 2014
The walrus detectives
What's behind the Alaska walrus haul-outs? Everyone's calling climate change, but the truth is, we don't know.
Oct. 9, 2014
Climate change found to have spurred worldwide heatwaves
But floods and droughts have less certain links to planetary warming.
Oct. 6, 2014
Faces of the grassroots climate movement: rowdy and rowdier
Marches around the country this week show ideological diversity among a new cohort of activists.
Sept. 26, 2014
Teaching aliens to talk
How global warming made me change my life.
Sept. 19, 2014
How the hot and dry West is killing Rocky Mountain forests
A new report summarizes how climate change is accelerating tree death from fires, bark beetles and drought
Sarah Jane Keller
Sept. 18, 2014
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