Climate Change

In Washington, the 'necessity defense' on trial alongside activists
In Washington, the 'necessity defense' on trial alongside activists
The 'Delta 5' made a legal and moral case for their actions, with mixed results.
In ‘Gold Fame Citrus,’ the nascent genre of cli-fi looks to California
In ‘Gold Fame Citrus,’ the nascent genre of cli-fi looks to California
A new climate change novel predicts a dystopian West of sand and refugees.
Obama moves on coal and readers respond to Sagebrush coverage.
Shell’s giving up drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Now what?
Shell’s giving up drilling in the Arctic Ocean. Now what?
The (controversial) case for drilling the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Does optimism have a place in Western water politics?
Does optimism have a place in Western water politics?
Writer John Fleck wants us to abandon our dried-up narratives of doom.
What Mt. Hood’s fading summer ski season means
What Mt. Hood’s fading summer ski season means
As year-round skiing in the Pacific Northwest diminishes, what else will be lost?
Pope Francis and Obama make joint appeal for climate action
Pope Francis and Obama make joint appeal for climate action
Pope’s address promises to rile Republicans who deny human connection to climate change.
A crude oil export ban primer
A crude oil export ban primer
All you need to know, and then some, about selling U.S. oil overseas.
Are nonprofit models an answer for small ski areas?
Are nonprofit models an answer for small ski areas?
As climate and economic challenges mount, some community ski hills find a new path.
Mapping fish die-offs in warming waters
Mapping fish die-offs in warming waters
Help High Country News identify trouble spots for West Coast fish runs.
Wild Science: Will climate change force bees to miss flower season?
Wild Science: Will climate change force bees to miss flower season?
Scientists in Colorado investigate ominous climate risks for pollinators.
Latest: Environmentalists regroup after Washington’s carbon plan fails
Latest: Environmentalists regroup after Washington’s carbon plan fails
Green groups spent big in the last election in the Northwest.
Where FEMA fails
Where FEMA fails
Better preparation can save money and lives, but pre-disaster funds are in short supply.
Hunting the Arctic’s disappearing treasures
Hunting the Arctic’s disappearing treasures
Ancient artifacts in the thawing North vanish before archaeologists can document them.
Tracking energy’s ‘fugitive emissions,’ from above
Tracking energy’s ‘fugitive emissions,’ from above
Scientists are trying to understand what’s released from the nation’s biggest energy producing regions.
Unlocking the mystery of the Four Corners Methane Hot Spot
Unlocking the mystery of the Four Corners Methane Hot Spot
Scientists zero in on the culprits behind a giant plume of greenhouse gases.
Montana farmers start talking climate change
Montana farmers start talking climate change
The Montana Farmers Union is fighting political polarization with pragmatic discussions about how to adapt and what to expect.
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
Could fugitive methane help out remote communities?
The greenhouse gas that seeps from underground is both a problem and opportunity.
Scientists strengthen link between climate change and drought
Scientists strengthen link between climate change and drought
How much of California's dry spell can be traced to climate change?
Wyoming town wants low royalties for coal companies
Wyoming town wants low royalties for coal companies
In Interior Department listening session, Gillette miners air fears of new regulations.
Wild Science: Is climate change helping the Uinta ground squirrel?
Wild Science: Is climate change helping the Uinta ground squirrel?
Go behind the scenes of capturing and tracking this prolific species.
Sparks fly in Colorado over the EPA's Clean Power Plan
Sparks fly in Colorado over the EPA's Clean Power Plan
State attorney general may challenge the emissions limit, though a top state environment official supports it.
Obama slashes greenhouse gas emissions from power plants
Obama slashes greenhouse gas emissions from power plants
The EPA's historic Clean Power Plan makes a big push for renewables.