Climate Change

How not to fight a fire
How not to fight a fire
Will we learn to confront an existential threat to the West for what it is?
Why are Govs. Inslee and Brown fighting the youth climate cases?
Why are Govs. Inslee and Brown fighting the youth climate cases?
Settling with the young activists could be an important tool for climate action.
It’s time for a moratorium on new fossil fuel extraction
It’s time for a moratorium on new fossil fuel extraction
Even in states like New Mexico that depend on oil revenue, the costs outweigh the benefits.
See the captivating flux of Western alkaline waters
See the captivating flux of Western alkaline waters
Salt lakes fade from chartreuse to rust into pale wastelands in photos taken by Aya Okawa.
Alaskans at war with U.S. military over readiness exercises
Alaskans at war with U.S. military over readiness exercises
The small town of Cordova, dependent on salmon fishing, is fighting for control of its waters.
We’re destroying the biodiversity we depend on
We’re destroying the biodiversity we depend on
A new U.N. study shows that up to 1 million species risk extinction because humans use up nature much faster than it can be replenished.
Western forests have a ‘fire debt’ problem
Western forests have a ‘fire debt’ problem
Planned burns can reduce wildfire risks, but expanding use of ‘good fire’ isn’t easy.
The case for carbon farming in California
The case for carbon farming in California
Can farmers and ranchers use plants to capture greenhouse gases?
What trees can teach us
What trees can teach us
Community and relationships are an integral part of arbor life.
Judge orders industries to pay royalties for public land extraction
Judge orders industries to pay royalties for public land extraction
Tens of millions more dollars will flow into Western communities after a federal court throws out the Trump administration’s industry-friendly deal.
The ecosexual movement is attracting new people to environmentalism
The ecosexual movement is attracting new people to environmentalism
‘Pollen-amorous’ leaders host marriages to the Earth in Sin City.
Climate cases set the stage for oil and gas leasing reform
Climate cases set the stage for oil and gas leasing reform
The decisions could curb greenhouse gas emissions from public lands.
Wildness is an attitude, not a place
Wildness is an attitude, not a place
Henry David Thoreau’s insights can help us accept the drastic changes of the Anthropocene.
Russian investors are keen on Nevada’s copper
Russian investors are keen on Nevada’s copper
Demand for clean cars is causing an uptick in copper mining in the West, but at what cost?
Can the tools of capitalism curb climate change?
Can the tools of capitalism curb climate change?
Investors are pushing companies to reckon with their environmental impacts.
Extinction looms for southern California’s mountain lions
Extinction looms for southern California’s mountain lions
A new study presents a choice: Allow the big cats to vanish in 50 years — or build modest wildlife corridors.
New Mexico’s ‘mini’ Green New Deal, dissected
New Mexico’s ‘mini’ Green New Deal, dissected
The Energy Transition Act could be a model for ambitious policies of the future.
Three decades after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska’s coast faces an even bigger threat
Three decades after the Exxon Valdez oil spill, Alaska’s coast faces an even bigger threat
Climate change is damaging ecosystems that never had the chance to recover.
The true vulnerability of coastal California, revealed
The true vulnerability of coastal California, revealed
A new study suggests flooding could surpass some of the state’s worst natural disasters.
The climate change generation wants to be heard
The climate change generation wants to be heard
‘I’m fighting for my future.’
The science behind Colorado’s historic avalanches
The science behind Colorado’s historic avalanches
Are such unprecedented slides due to climate change, abnormal weather, or both?
As oil trains roll into Portland, city residents keep watch
As oil trains roll into Portland, city residents keep watch
Without state oversight, activists step up to monitor the traffic in their own backyards.
The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding
The Karuk Tribe fights a growing wildfire threat and a lack of funding
Surrounded by forests they often can’t manage without breaking the law, California tribes struggle to protect themselves from wildfires.
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