Climate Change

Fires sweep the Southwest
Fires sweep the Southwest
In an unseasonably hot and dry West, an intense fire season takes shape.
In budget hearings, a pathway to a leaner Interior
In budget hearings, a pathway to a leaner Interior
Zinke hints at more boots on the ground and fewer lawyers in Department shakeup.
The Colorado River is shrinking because of climate change
The Colorado River is shrinking because of climate change
A long-term drought threatens Western cities’ water supplies.
Smog talk
The Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission seeks public comment on five proposals to reduce smog on the Colorado Plateau.
'Housewife from Hell' bird-dogs a cleanup
Milltown, Mont., resident Tina Reinicke-Schmaus finds her life transformed by her involvement in a Superfund project to clean up mining waste in her town.
When regulations are lax, s--- happens
Malfunctioning septic systems in eastern Idaho are contaminating ground water.
Hazardous burning plan snuffed
The Ash Grove Cement Company changes its mind about burning hazardous waste after citizens object.
L-P's problems mount
The EPA indicts Louisiana-Pacific for its Olathe, Colo., waferboard plant's pollution.
As landfills tighten up, midnight dumpers spread out
Illegal hazardous waste dumps are increasingly discovered in national forests.
The pendulum swings from dry to wet
After a decade of drought, most of the West is now being drenched.
L-P coughs up
Louisiana-Pacific must pay settlement to Olathe, Colorado, families who sued under Clean Air Act.
EPA hands off Superfund tailings to Idaho
EPA agrees to let Idaho environmental authorities clean up tailings in Triumph.
Wildlife among the victims of drought
West suffers through sixth year of drought.
House of Garbage
A new house in Missoula, Mont., showcases recycled building materials.
Drought for the Northwest
Drought ahead for the Northwest in summer.
Utah utility takes aim at Colorado air
Deseret Generation and Transmission Cooperative wants to quadruple sulfur dioxide emissions despite objections of neighbors.
A guide to some trashy reading matter
Review of two books on trash - The Garbage Primer: A Handbook for Citizens and Rubbish! The Archaeology of Garbage.
Federal land managers put up no-dumping signs
Bureau of Land Management changes open-arms policy for landfills.
State-by-state trash
Western states facing similar landfill crises.
Washington county splits in half over proposed dump
Water is main issue in fight over Hooper, Washington, megadump.
Pay as you waste, says EPA
New landfill regulations force counties to be more creative with their trash.
Texan fights out-of-state wastes
Save Sierra Blanca fights waste disposal from other states in Texas.
Recycling cans changes an industry
Recycling aluminum cans saves electricity and makes aluminum plants more marginal.