Climate Change

San Francisco sues Big Oil for climate adaptation
San Francisco sues Big Oil for climate adaptation
Sea level rise could lead to catastrophic flooding, and the city blames Exxon and BP.
Latest: More pushback against coal export terminals
Latest: More pushback against coal export terminals
Proposed terminal in Longview, Washington, denied key water permit.
One in 30 wells in the West failed in recent years
One in 30 wells in the West failed in recent years
New research shows just how many wells ran dry between 2013 and 2015.
Hope in a post-nature society
Hope in a post-nature society
A writer seeks answers from Lake Powell.
The captivating magic of a dry, dusty text
The captivating magic of a dry, dusty text
An encyclopedia-style book published in 1933 offers surprising perspective.
Could land speed racing fade from Bonneville Salt Flats?
Could land speed racing fade from Bonneville Salt Flats?
Utah’s changing landscape casts doubt on the future of a sport.
Dreams of dust
Dreams of dust
How Central Valley communities are coping with prolonged water shortages.
Clearcutting the Tongass National Forest is dead wrong
Clearcutting the Tongass National Forest is dead wrong
To avert the worst climate change impacts, old forests and their massive carbon reserves must be protected.
Election roundup: What happened in the West
Election roundup: What happened in the West
A rundown of the West’s political shifts and ballot measures.
Terry Tempest Williams and the refuge of change
Terry Tempest Williams and the refuge of change
One of the West’s most beloved authors revisits Great Salt Lake.
The disappearance of Lyle Jeffs, firefighters and threats over an endorsement
Science fiction’s warnings for the present
Science fiction’s warnings for the present
Kim Stanley Robinson on climate change and the precarious health of the planet.
Insights from a climate oasis
Insights from a climate oasis
Author Kathleen Alcalá on learning to become an activist.
15 books every well-versed Westerner should read
15 books every well-versed Westerner should read
A reading list for understanding the region.
Victor and the Fish
Victor and the Fish
A new short story imagines a grim future for western Montana.
Environmental leaders mourn Trump’s win and prepare for battle
Environmental leaders mourn Trump’s win and prepare for battle
GOP leaders see Trump’s triumph as mandate to promote fossil fuels.
A roundup of the high-stakes climate races
A roundup of the high-stakes climate races
For the climate-interested voter, these are the Western races to watch on Tuesday.
Obama weighs in on the Dakota Access pipeline
Obama weighs in on the Dakota Access pipeline
As protests intensify, U.S. Army Corps may consider ‘ways to reroute.’
Endangered, with climate change to blame
Endangered, with climate change to blame
Climate projections are reason enough for Endangered Species Act protection, court rules.
Water tank sonics, a wolf in dogs’ clothes and a sad moose tale
Water tank sonics, a wolf in dogs’ clothes and a sad moose tale
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
An end to old-growth logging in Alaska’s Tongass?
An end to old-growth logging in Alaska’s Tongass?
Does a Forest Service plan to end clear-cuts of old stands go far enough?
War and peace on the Colorado River
War and peace on the Colorado River
A new book makes a case for optimism in the basin, but the threat of water battles will always be around.
A tax on carbon pollution faces surprising opposition
A tax on carbon pollution faces surprising opposition
Some environmental groups and social justice advocates are fighting a proposed emissions tax in Washington. What gives?