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  • A new normal for snow

    A new normal for snow

    The dry 2000s means snow trackers have to adjust "normal" downward.

  • The Ghosts of Yosemite

    Modern-day scientists, retracing the path of Joseph Grinnell in Yosemite National Park, document conspicuous changes in the natural world and find a culprit unimagined by biologists 100 years ago: global warming

  • In the Great Basin, scientists track global warming

    Wildlife biologist Erik Beever says that as the climate warms in the Great Basin, pikas are rapidly disappearing from mountains where they formerly thrived

  • States lead charge against global warming

    With the federal government dragging its feet, Western states are beginning to take action to deal with greenhouse gas emissions and global warming

  • Toothy nuisance moves north

    Nutria, destructive beaver-like mammals from South America, are moving into the Skagit River Valley of northwestern Washington, and some believe a warming climate is to blame

  • Breakdown

    Breakdown

    California's Westlands irrigation district wants to blame the tiny and endangered Delta smelt for its water troubles, but the real culprit is simply long-term drought.

  • Sierra Club fights Keystone XL with civil disobedience

    Sierra Club fights Keystone XL with civil disobedience

    The act will be the first of its kind sanctioned by the group’s board of directors in its 120 year history, and may push the conversation over the controversial tar-sands oil pipeline to a new level.

  • Can animals evolve quickly enough to survive global warming?

    Can animals evolve quickly enough to survive global warming?

    What can rapid evolution in response to climate change teach us about managing nature?

  • Computer model slices and dices mountain climates

    Computer model slices and dices mountain climates

    In Oregon's H.J. Andrews Experimental Forest, scientists study climate patterns.

  • A ski town contributes mightily to paleontology

    A ski town contributes mightily to paleontology

    The fossils found near Colorado's Snowmass Village have a lot to teach us: not just about mastodons and mammoths, but also about the climate and ecosystem that existed tens of thousands of years ago.

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