Climate Change

Why bulldoze one of the wildest places on Earth?
Why bulldoze one of the wildest places on Earth?
The Trump administration wants a road built through an Alaska wildlife refuge for medical needs – but commerce may be the real reason.
A critical solution to climate change is right here in the West
A critical solution to climate change is right here in the West
In pursuit of a ‘Green New Deal,’ don’t forget public lands.
Democrats are divided over the Green New Deal
Democrats are divided over the Green New Deal
Can newly elected progressives convince party leaders to embrace a bold climate agenda?
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
Global Warming's Unlikely Harbingers
Mountain pine beetles are attacking more forests and more varieties of trees — and thriving at higher elevations than ever before — and some scientists believe global climate change is at the root of the problem
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
The salting of the West – who cares?
Stephen Voynick says tons of salt are dumped on Western highways and no one seems to care
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
The biggest environmental issue is staring us in the face
Tom Bell says we’d better connect the dots that reveal global warming.
Leaving Las Vegas
Sarah Flick writes about a snowy spring in the Nevada desert and other wonders of aridity before leaving Las Vegas
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
Who’s at the helm?
While Congress debates whether Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt should take over the Environmental Protection Agency, the agency itself plows ahead in an anti-environmental direction
The EPA needs an urban pit bull
Putting Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt in charge of the Environmental Protection Agency is like using a goldfish to guard a junkyard
Mr. Middle Ground gets called to Washington
Utah Gov. Mike Leavitt, R, is President Bush’s pick to run the Environmental Protection Agency, and some environmentalists fear he will prove little more than a yes-man
Of avalanche forecasting and snow haiku
A day spent on skis with avalanche forecaster Jerry Roberts is filled with stellar crystals, snow haiku and unexpected beauty
We need a shoe to drop on climate change
We need a shoe to drop on climate change
For wet or for dry
A one-time New Yorker wonders if he will still love his Western home, if the drought continues and the landscape he loves keeps changing before his eyes.
Hispanic community takes on polluters
The working-class community of Barrio Logan, on the edge of downtown San Diego, successfully tackles a chrome-plating business that produces dangerous chemicals
Like Butte, Montana, an old dog hangs on
A mysterious, mostly wild dog, fed by local miners, has somehow survived for 16 years in the desolate moonscape of a Superfund site -- the Berkeley Pit in Butte, Mont.
Administration, industry stamp out clean airregs
The auto industry, backed by the Bush administration, is trying to halt California’s progressive auto-emissions regulations.
Brownfields program makes cleanup profitable
The "Brownfields" program, an offshoot of Superfund, is designed to redevelop contaminated sites into real estate, but critics say it is not always up to the challenge.
Superfund: On the Hill… on the ground
Timelines trace the birth, life and decline of the Superfund law, both on Capitol Hill and on the ground in the West.
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