Climate Change

100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle
100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle
A look back at the first 100 days of the Environmental Protection Agency.
100 days: President Trump’s impact on the environment
100 days: President Trump’s impact on the environment
Six decisions likely to have effects for decades.
100 days: Pollution threatens marginalized communities
100 days: Pollution threatens marginalized communities
Environmental justice concerns may not get the attention they deserve.
The Half-life of Memory
The Half-life of Memory
A writer tries to dig up the buried history of Colorado’s Rocky Flats weapons plant, now home to a controversial wildlife refuge.
Lend me a hand
Should Westerners try to rescue species from climate change?
Red light, green light
Red light, green light
After years of stalemate and fighting, enviros are gaining ground under Obama. Also: Unemployment rates are ranked in the Western states.
Climate Bale Out
Washington prof. proposes simple carbon fix: toss crop waste in the sea.
The darkest element
The darkest element
In Uranium: War, Energy, and the Rock That Shaped the World, Tom Zoellner tells the story of the radioactive element.
Managing a busted climate
A federal report warns abrupt ecosystem changes will pose new challenges for resource agencies
59,000 trees can't be wrong
Big new forest study documents a regional die-off.
Finding a nuclear waste dump
Judith Lewis speaks with HCN's Marty Durlin about the search for a nuclear waste dump and her latest article, Mountain of Doubt.
Mountain of doubt
Mountain of doubt
The long-delayed nuclear waste repository at Yucca Mountain, Nev., faces a new challenge: Barack Obama’s presidency.
Notes from the (water) underground
Research hydrologist Gordon Grant is fascinated by the groundwater in the Pacific Northwest.
Waking up to coal's other mess
A Tennessee disaster opens the public's eyes to a nationwide problem.
Who’ll clean up when the party’s over?
Who’ll clean up when the party’s over?
There are efforts to reclaim oil and gas drilling sites, but many fear it’s too little, too late.
Passing gas
Western states are struggling to figure out how to capture the methane emissions from coal mines.
Think again before going nuclear
Think again before going nuclear
Russ Doty worries that neither presidential candidate is wary enough about nuclear power and radioactive waste disposal.
Forget Wall Street, focus on the real issues
The urgency of the politicians' response to our economic troubles contrasts with the way we’re ignoring the greater crisis of climate change.
Acidifying oceans
Paleo-oceanographer James Zachos points to evidence of the last time climate change acidified the oceans, some 55 million years ago.
Back to the future
A long time ago, the earth warmed considerably; now, scientists study fossils to find out what happened – and what it might mean for us today.
Late aspen, early melting
Informal evidence of a warming climate.
All along the watchtower
Andrew McNair, who works weekends at a computer in Olympia, Wash., is not your typical Western fire watcher.
The wandering lepidopterist
Eric Wagner joins naturalist Robert Michael Pyle on one leg of his first-ever “Big Year” – in which he will try to see as many different butterflies as he possibly can.