Climate Change

Should states be responsible for protecting the atmosphere?
Should states be responsible for protecting the atmosphere?
A youth-led climate action campaign in Oregon gets its days in court.
Courts force feds to consider climate impacts of mining coal
Courts force feds to consider climate impacts of mining coal
A Colorado mine sees the latest in a string of rulings that may threaten the industry.
More Alaskan forests are burning, not just due to climate change
More Alaskan forests are burning, not just due to climate change
Populated areas are seeing a large increase in wildfire, despite suppression efforts.
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
Why did oil spills go undetected for so long?
The leak heard ‘round the nuclear industry
The leak heard ‘round the nuclear industry
A radioactive leak in New Mexico will make solutions to our waste problem even more elusive.
Rain watch
Rain watch
What to expect from the likely El Niño summer across the West.
The Latest: Changes afoot for oil and gas “trade secrets”
The Latest: Changes afoot for oil and gas “trade secrets”
Wyoming court requires transparency and a company vows to reveal all of its chemicals.
A new era of clean air regulation is dawning