Climate Change

Climate game changer? Or fossil fuel giveaway?
Climate game changer? Or fossil fuel giveaway?
A break down of the Inflation Reduction Act.
The monsoon can’t save us
The monsoon can’t save us
An unusually rainy Southwest summer is welcome — but much more is needed to end the water crisis.
Alaska’s Willow Project promises huge amounts of oil — and huge environmental impacts
Alaska’s Willow Project promises huge amounts of oil — and huge environmental impacts
Residents in nearby Nuiqsut worry that oil and gas development is ‘too fast and too much.’
Scientists unravel the origins of the Southwest’s monsoon
Scientists unravel the origins of the Southwest’s monsoon
But just as their understanding of the phenomena becomes mores clear, it’s starting to disappear.
The West’s forever fire season
The West’s forever fire season
How climate change makes wildfire more likely to happen all year round.
The fires below
The fires below
The world’s least understood ignition source is causing devastating wildfires across Montana’s Powder River Basin.
See the LA River at a fragile crossroads
See the LA River at a fragile crossroads
Photographer Pablo Unzueta explores an urban river at peril and in constant flux.
Protecting neighborhoods from future flames
Protecting neighborhoods from future flames
Equitable wildfire preparedness requires community-level fixes.
As waters warm, Alaska experiences salmon booms and busts
As waters warm, Alaska experiences salmon booms and busts
Chaotic salmon returns leave some Alaskans with an abundance of salmon, and others with none.
Take a deep breath with this new Utah art exhibit
Take a deep breath with this new Utah art exhibit
‘Air’ at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts wants to pull your head out of the clouds.
Flooding could breathe life into Yellowstone ecosystem
Flooding could breathe life into Yellowstone ecosystem
Although destructive for people, high-water events are a natural part of river systems.
Can Colorado solve its ozone problem?
Can Colorado solve its ozone problem?
Some health experts say current state and federal measures won’t lower ozone pollution to safe levels across the state’s Front Range.
The funky politics of wildfire right now
The funky politics of wildfire right now
After New Mexico’s record-breaking fires, the politics of wildfire are morphing into weird configurations.
Alaska’s fire season is off to a blazing start
Alaska’s fire season is off to a blazing start
Drought, heat and thunderstorms have started fires across the state.
Landslide risk is on the rise thanks to climate change, and states are looking to identify hazards
Landslide risk is on the rise thanks to climate change, and states are looking to identify hazards
Washington — home to deadliest landslide in U.S. history — is working to prevent future loss of life by scanning the state for new threats.
Alaska land sale kicks off the state’s ambitious new agricultural project
Alaska land sale kicks off the state’s ambitious new agricultural project
The Nenana Totchaket Agricultural Project aims to fight food insecurity in the state but could interfere with local trappers’ ability to gather food.
In the wake of fires and floods
In the wake of fires and floods
Climate disasters across the West wreak havoc on economies and livelihoods.
A community poisoned by oil
A community poisoned by oil
People living in Wilmington, California, experience higher levels of illness and ailing mental health.
Yellowstone area flooding upends lives and portends a new climate reality
Yellowstone area flooding upends lives and portends a new climate reality
Unprecedented rain and snowmelt destroyed roads and washed away bridges outside the national park.
New Mexico wildfire sparks anger at Forest Service
New Mexico wildfire sparks anger at Forest Service
An enormous blaze dredged up longstanding resentments toward federal officials
You have a second body
You have a second body
And it’s tethered — in ways both identifiable and mysterious — to microbes, whales, ice shelves and landfills.
A heat wave is about to hit the Southwest
A heat wave is about to hit the Southwest
Consider sharing your experience with us.
When the heat is unbearable but there’s nowhere to go
When the heat is unbearable but there’s nowhere to go
How last year’s record-breaking heat wave caused misery and chaos for Washington’s incarcerated population — and why it’s set to happen all over again.
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