Climate Change

Early start to wildfire season
Early start to wildfire season
Blazes in California and Utah have officials on alert, but what they spell for the coming season is unclear.
Why are environmentalists mad at Jerry Brown?
Why are environmentalists mad at Jerry Brown?
The California governor has made bold moves on climate — but greens are disgruntled.
Give the fossil fuel industry free rein!
This hummingbird's survival hinges on precipitation, new study shows
A canary for coal mines
A canary for coal mines
Colorado leasing case gives climate change new weight.
The water-energy nexus could become a collision in a warming world
A neologism for the summer’s inevitable wildfires: smoke season
What's killing the Yukon's salmon?
What's killing the Yukon's salmon?
An ecological mystery in Alaska has scientists and fishermen baffled and alarmed.
River of no return
River of no return
Seattle’s Duwamish has been straightened, dredged and heavily polluted. Can a Superfund cleanup bring it back to life?
What hides in the waters
What hides in the waters
In the rural West, river pollution seems somewhat straightforward, when in reality it’s infinitely complex.
Duwamish sludge, from source to sink
Duwamish sludge, from source to sink
A close look at ‘Seattle’s toilet’
New Mexico is getting lucky so far this fire season