Climate Change and the West

In the wake of floods, what’s next for salmon?
In the wake of floods, what’s next for salmon?
Recently released eggs likely bore the brunt of record-breaking rains in the Pacific Northwest.
Wind turbines proposed near a Japanese American incarceration camp prompt outrage
Wind turbines proposed near a Japanese American incarceration camp prompt outrage
The Lava Ridge Wind Farm in Idaho would more than double the state’s wind energy output, but at what cost?
How heat waves warp ecosystems
How heat waves warp ecosystems
After the Northwest ‘heat dome’ this summer, scientists look for signs of ecological ruin — or resilience.
What Biden’s infrastructure bill means for wildfire management
What Biden’s infrastructure bill means for wildfire management
The bill allocates $3.3 billion for firefighter raises, prescribed fire, defending communities and more.
Seeing COP26 through the lens of Ríos to Rivers’ chief storyteller
Seeing COP26 through the lens of Ríos to Rivers’ chief storyteller
Paul Robert Wolf Wilson’s photos take you into the streets and behind the scenes of the convention.
Bringing the fight against dams to COP26
Bringing the fight against dams to COP26
Indigenous activists and allies from Oregon to Chile are highlighting how dams harm the climate and Indigenous peoples worldwide.
How New Mexico chiles ended up on the space station
How New Mexico chiles ended up on the space station
A NASA mission to harvest Hatch green chiles in space just might help farmers on earth adapt their growing methods.
Ozone pollution is on the rise in the West
Ozone pollution is on the rise in the West
Wildfires, oil and gas drilling, vehicle emissions, and climate change all combine to create more days with unhealthy levels of the colorless, odorless gas.
Can younger generations spur corporations to divest from fossil fuels?
Can younger generations spur corporations to divest from fossil fuels?
Youth activists in Seattle call out banks and insurance companies for fueling the climate crisis.
Visualizing the aquifers that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border
Visualizing the aquifers that straddle the U.S.-Mexico border
For the first time, scientists have mapped out the groundwater the two countries share.
The winnowing of winter
The winnowing of winter
As the climate crisis worsens, what will happen to snow?
Pueblos in New Mexico turn to goats for fire management
Pueblos in New Mexico turn to goats for fire management
As climate change exposes wildfire risks, tribes by the Rio Grande experiment with a four-legged technique to nibble away fuels.
Why fire experts are hopeful
Why fire experts are hopeful
Wildfire scientists dispel common misconceptions about forest management, detailing what needs to change and why it’s urgent.
Why reducing methane emissions matters
Why reducing methane emissions matters
What you can’t see can hurt.
Wildland firefighters struggle with homelessness
Wildland firefighters struggle with homelessness
Workers are being pushed out of the field by low pay and few affordable housing options.
Alaska Native villages band together to keep the Yukon River’s wild salmon afloat
Alaska Native villages band together to keep the Yukon River’s wild salmon afloat
‘As a unified voice, we are unstoppable — and we can manage the river better.’
Can Hatch green chiles outlast the climate crisis?
Can Hatch green chiles outlast the climate crisis?
Growers of New Mexico’s iconic crop wrestle with drought, water rights and labor shortages.
What’s going on with redistricting in the West?
What’s going on with redistricting in the West?
Yurij Rudensky of the Brennan Center breaks down the politics — and potential issues — Western states face in this year’s redistricting process.
How arson factors into California’s wildfires
How arson factors into California’s wildfires
While it may grab headlines, the actual sparks are much more complex.
The hidden fires
The hidden fires
Keeping honest about what we burn and why.
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