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  • Reborn

    With global warming an increasing threat, some are urging a return to nuclear energy, but the industry’s own checkered past reminds us that a nuclear renaissance will be neither easy nor cheap

  • Where there's fire, there's global warming

    Climate scientist Anthony Westerling is working to illuminate the connection between rising global temperatures and the increasing ferocity of the West’s forest fires

  • Climate-change clues — in tropical glaciers

    In Thin Ice: Unlocking the Secrets of Climate in the World’s Highest Mountain Ranges, mountain climber and physicist Mark Bowen follows researchers who are finding clues to climate change in high-altitude tropical glaciers

  • The wild, wild weather

    Whatever the cause, the weather in the West this last year has been wild and wacky

  • HCN looks to the future

    In a special summer reading issue, HCN dishes up a science fiction story that imagines life in the Southwest in 2030 or so, when "Big Daddy Drought" is in full stride, and California claims all water

  • The Tamarisk Hunter

    In the desert Southwest of 2030 Big Daddy Drought runs the show, California claims all the water, and a water tick named Lolo ekes out a rugged living removing tamarisk.

  • Tribes look to cash in with 'tree-market' environmentalism

    The Nez Perce Tribe is trying to combat global warming – and make a few bucks – by planting trees for carbon dioxide sequestration

  • Science vs. science fiction — get it straight

    The decision of the Association of Petroleum Geologists to give novelist Michael Crichton its "Journalist of the Year" award for his anti-global warming thriller State of Fear can only increase public cynicism about science and scientists

  • Dust and Snow

    In Colorado’s San Juan Mountains, Tom Painter and other scientists study the dust in the snow and ponder its implications for future drought and weather conditions, especially in the era of global warming

  • A real rain is what happens in New Mexico

    The writer grew up in New Mexico and misses the cataclysmic monsoons that characterize that dry land

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