Climate Desk

The once-perennial Gila River ebbs to an uncertain future
The once-perennial Gila River ebbs to an uncertain future
‘We are in uncharted territory.’
Alaska bumblebees are thriving
Alaska bumblebees are thriving
Extreme environments offer them an unexpected paradise, and now researchers are working to get a head count.
Still wild: A mining project divides a community
Still wild: A mining project divides a community
In Haines, Alaska, concern for a fragile ecosystem confronts the prospect of well-paying jobs.
Keystone XL Pipeline gets a step closer to completion
Keystone XL Pipeline gets a step closer to completion
An already-built section of the pipeline spilled 210,000 gallons of oil last week.
San Francisco sues Big Oil for climate adaptation
San Francisco sues Big Oil for climate adaptation
Sea level rise could lead to catastrophic flooding, and the city blames Exxon and BP.
Historic wildfires rip through California wine country
Historic wildfires rip through California wine country
Thirteen people have died and many more are missing or injured as fires spread.
Trump considers tariffs on solar industry
Trump considers tariffs on solar industry
Cheap solar panel imports damage domestic sales, and curbing them could drive prices up.
A proposal would downplay climate change in N.M. schools
A proposal would downplay climate change in N.M. schools
The state’s education agency could eliminate curriculum about evolution and more.
Why are federal flood maps so flawed?
Why are federal flood maps so flawed?
The maps are expensive to maintain and shaped by local politics.
Texas hurricane exposes flaws in flood protections
Texas hurricane exposes flaws in flood protections
After a series of disasters, a national insurance program is struggling financially.
Blame for wildfires gets pinned on ‘environmental extremists’
Blame for wildfires gets pinned on ‘environmental extremists’
Montana’s lawmakers slight climate change as a main driver for the state’s blazes.
Federal agencies discourage saying ‘climate change’
Federal agencies discourage saying ‘climate change’
Emails show the Trump administration ordering scientists to change their tone.
How a ruling on gray wolves could impact grizzlies
How a ruling on gray wolves could impact grizzlies
A precedent-setting decision on endangered species recovery echoes East to West.
Court rules EPA must enforce Obama-era methane rule
Court rules EPA must enforce Obama-era methane rule
The Trump administration’s rollback of environmental regulations has hit a roadblock.
Zinke threatens to withhold energy development over health care vote
Zinke threatens to withhold energy development over health care vote
Murkowski’s vote against the Republican health care bill could cost the state.
Denver to get more water from the Colorado River
Denver to get more water from the Colorado River
Colorado’s largest water supplier makes a big ask — and a bold promise — with demand for water.
The BLM wants to nix fracking rule on water pollution
The BLM wants to nix fracking rule on water pollution
The agency says the regulation ‘imposes unjustified costs’ on oil and gas industry.
Clean water repeal moves forward
Clean water repeal moves forward
The public can now weigh in on the Trump administration’s regulatory rollback.
EPA staffers weigh in on the damage of Trump’s team
EPA staffers weigh in on the damage of Trump’s team
Veterans of the agency say the shake-up is unlike anything they’ve seen before.
States commit to action in absence of climate accord
States commit to action in absence of climate accord
California and Washington form a coalition that will fight climate change even if Trump won’t.
Inside the military tactics used during Standing Rock
Inside the military tactics used during Standing Rock
Documents show the company behind DAPL used paramilitary security to track activists.
Meet the people in the path of a massive pipeline expansion
Meet the people in the path of a massive pipeline expansion
Standing Rock tactics are being used in a Canada pipeline fight.
The river-access lawsuit at the center of Montana’s House race
The river-access lawsuit at the center of Montana’s House race
Will the state’s movement to protect public lands affect Greg Gianforte?
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