Climate Change

The rural programs threatened by Trump’s budget
The rural programs threatened by Trump’s budget
The rural West may have helped elect Trump, but his vision leaves them behind.
California wants to give dispirited federal workers a job
California wants to give dispirited federal workers a job
Why the state’s utility commission is recruiting EPA, Energy employees.
The biocrust conundrum
The biocrust conundrum
By destroying biocrust communities, climate change may be making arid lands more reflective — which could slow down warming.
Triumph, Idaho, to EPA: Get Out
Locals balk at EPA's plan to declare Triumph, Idaho, a Superfund site due to mining waste.
Testing for toxics
Idaho Department of Health and Welfare report on arsenic and lead levels in blood samples of Triumph residents suggests no need for concern.
Floods fade, fires feared
Current floods don't signal an end to the West's drought.
The blurring of the West
Governors of eight Western states begin work on a strategy to protect the region's world-class air before it's too late.
How L-P soiled the air and itself
Louisiana-Pacific is fined $11.1 million for violating the Clean Air Act.
The Northwest turns wet again
The Northwest emerges from a severe drought.
Disastrous deluge
A flood sweeps mine tailings into Arizona's Gila River.
Don't breathe the carpet
A lab's tests show that carpet samples are hazardous to mice.
Drought in the Northwest hurts salmon, power
Diminished reservoirs slow salmon migration and hike power prices in the Pacific Northwest.
Burning bill
Montana can no longer burn hazardous waste near sensitive areas.
Bottles up
Coors Brewing Co. will recycle glass from its recycling center in Colorado.
Words into chairs
Earth Partners wants to turn old newspapers into fiberboard at a Nevada plant.
West Drinks deeply of winter storms
Long droughts end in western states.
Storms sweep West
The National Weather Service reports that precipitation is above normal in Utah and Arizona.
Colorado mining industry strikes again
According to the EPA, bonds from the Summitville Consolidated Mining Co. don't cover hazardous waste cleanup costs.