Climate Change

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?
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
Raising Bella in springtime
The writer, a veterinarian, welcomes both spring and an irrepressible dog into his life
Global warming can give you the chills
The writer looks at the mounting evidence on global warming
A season of change
In Chasing Spring: An American Journey Through a Changing Season, nature writer Bruce Stutz follows spring from New York to Alaska, examining the surprising changes that global warming is bringing
Corporations ask feds to set emissions limits
Executives from six of the nation’s largest energy companies have asked federal lawmakers to set mandatory caps on greenhouse gas emissions
What’s behind all these natural disasters
The writer looks behind natural disasters that bedevil our time
Save Our Snow
Faced with rising temperatures and a passive federal government, Western towns such as Aspen, Colo., are beginning to work out a local approach to combating global warming
Facts about greenhouse gas emissions
Sprinkled throughout the lead story are "fun facts" about what causes greenhouse gas emissions and what people can do to reduce them
States tighten rules, challenge feds to follow
The state of California pioneered pollution-control efforts decades ago in response to L.A. smog, and today, the Western states are hoping to set the course for national action on climate change
We all lose when scientists sell their credibility
The writer says Michael Crichton does not deserve a journalism award from scientists for his book, State of Fear, about global warming
Waiting for Rain
The hurricanes in the Gulf and New Mexico’s endless drought lead the author to wonder why it is human beings refuse to take nature seriously
'Ghost fleet' in search of a final resting place
Newport, Ore., decides the environmental and financial risks are too great to allow Bay Bridge Enterprises, a ship-recycling firm, to dismantle decommissioned military vessels at Yaquina Bay
What price New Mexico’s sky?
The writer notes the increasingly dirty skies of her state and criticizes new plans for economic development
Portland and Seattle steal all the rain
The writer in Portland yearns for a dry spell
Are we ready to learn the lessons of fire and flood?
The writer says fire and flood teach us about our weak control of nature
Toothy nuisance moves north
Nutria, destructive beaver-like mammals from South America, are moving into the Skagit River Valley of northwestern Washington, and some believe a warming climate is to blame
Oil and gas drilling clouds the West's air
Air pollution from oil and gas drilling is on the increase in the Rocky Mountain West, and environmentalists and energy companies are trying to prevent it from getting any worse
The day they close the pass
The writer looks forward to the day they close the continent’s highest paved pass
The Ghosts of Yosemite
Modern-day scientists, retracing the path of Joseph Grinnell in Yosemite National Park, document conspicuous changes in the natural world and find a culprit unimagined by biologists 100 years ago: global warming
States lead charge against global warming
With the federal government dragging its feet, Western states are beginning to take action to deal with greenhouse gas emissions and global warming
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