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BLM’s new fracking rules strike middle ground
But they're unlikely to resolve today's fierce skirmishes over oil and gas development.
March 20, 2015
Should the Bureau of Reclamation be abolished?
Former Reclamation Commissioner Daniel Beard tells how defunct water policy, and the bureau itself, contribute to drought.
March 19, 2015
This just happened: Alaska’s warm winter
March 17, 2015
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
Forgetting we live in the desert
Rafael de Grenade on tough landscapes, writing as inquiry and climate change.
Sept. 15, 2014
On the hunt for fireflies in Utah
Scientists find the flashing bugs after a 30-year search.
Sept. 8, 2014
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