High Country News - Climate

Mowing down pollution
California tackles air pollution caused by gas-guzzling power lawn mowers
Wanted: Leak-proof dumps
Because arid Wyoming built landfills without liners, at least 21 of the state’s dumps are now leaking dangerous chemicals into groundwater
Perspectives on change — climate change
Charles Wohlforth looks at climate change in Alaska from two cultures’ viewpoints, when he talks to scientists and to the Inupiaq people in The Whale and the Supercomputer: On The Northern Front of Climate Change
L-P coughs up
Louisiana-Pacific must pay settlement to Olathe, Colorado, families who sued under Clean Air Act.
A near-miss for California’s clean-air rules
California’s newest clean-air law, designed to deal with pollution from small engines, narrowly survives an attempt to shoot it down in the U.S. Congress
West Coast states tackle global warming
Outgoing California Gov. Gray Davis is working with Oregon Gov. Ted Kulongoski and Washington Gov. Gary Locke on a regionwide plan for slowing greenhouse gas emissions
Administration, industry stamp out clean airregs
The auto industry, backed by the Bush administration, is trying to halt California’s progressive auto-emissions regulations.
Is this wilderness perverted?
Utah Rep. Jim Hansen proposes half a million acres of wilderness in western Utah, but in the same amendment would dump hazardous waste in the nearby Skull Valley Goshute Reservation.
Fateful harvest a scary read
Duff Wilson's book, "Fateful Harvest: The True Story of a Small Town, a Global Industry, and a Toxic Secret," investigates a local agricultural chemicals provider who attempted to pass toxic waste off as recycled fertilizer.
Saving tired tires
A family-owned business, Cordova and Sons, in Cuba City, N.M., collects and recycles used tires for landscaping and building projects.
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.
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.
Storms sweep West
The National Weather Service reports that precipitation is above normal in Utah and Arizona.
Clean air victory in Colorado
The polluting, coal-fired Hayden Power Plant in northeastern Colorado agrees to reform, to activists' delight.
Here's a chance to speak up for clean air
The Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission gives people a chance to comment on the need to clean up the air in Grand Canyon and the Colorado Plateau.
Clearing the air on the Colorado Plateau
The Grand Canyon Visibility Transport Commission gets ready to send the EPA its recommendation for restoring clean air to the Colorado Plateau.
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