Climate Change and the West

Court rejects temporary block to the methane rule
Court rejects temporary block to the methane rule
The ruling snarls Trump’s directive to rollback environmental regulations.
EPA staffers weigh in on the damage of Trump’s team
EPA staffers weigh in on the damage of Trump’s team
Veterans of the agency say the shake-up is unlike anything they’ve seen before.
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.
The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained
The Trump administration’s false coal stats, explained
Enviro chief Scott Pruitt’s coal job numbers aren’t even close to accurate.
States commit to action in absence of climate accord
States commit to action in absence of climate accord
California and Washington form a coalition that will fight climate change even if Trump won’t.
Trump is dangerously beyond climate denial
Trump is dangerously beyond climate denial
He and his administration are dismantling the tools for studying climate change.
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Meet Jane, a climate scientist who fled Trump’s government
Worries about science censorship drove her from her post at the Energy Department.
On climate change: ‘Do something, do anything, just don’t do nothing’
On climate change: ‘Do something, do anything, just don’t do nothing’
How a lucky encounter changed the course of a young mother’s life.
Climate change is unraveling natural cycles in the West
Climate change is unraveling natural cycles in the West
Spring’s early arrival creates more mismatches in ecosystems.
What citizen science can say about seabird deaths
What citizen science can say about seabird deaths
In the Pacific Northwest, the diligence of citizen scientists helps discern patterns in die-offs.
The danger of urban ‘heat islands’
The danger of urban ‘heat islands’
How built-up cities and higher temperatures threaten human health.
Climate change is shrinking the West’s water supply
Climate change is shrinking the West’s water supply
Three new studies show dry times ahead.
From cribbage to wildfire in just 5 minutes
From cribbage to wildfire in just 5 minutes
Inside a Helitack crew’s fast response to wildland fires.
100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle
100 days: Inside the agency Trump aims to dismantle
A look back at the first 100 days of the Environmental Protection Agency.
100 days: Pollution threatens marginalized communities
100 days: Pollution threatens marginalized communities
Environmental justice concerns may not get the attention they deserve.
100 days: President Trump’s impact on the environment
100 days: President Trump’s impact on the environment
Six decisions likely to have effects for decades.
The wine industry’s battle with climate change
The wine industry’s battle with climate change
Vineyards deal with drought, temperature swings and fruit that ripens too early.
My front seat view of climate change in California
My front seat view of climate change in California
Wildfire, heavy rains and flooding seem to be increasing in ferocity.
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