Climate

How arson factors into California’s wildfires
How arson factors into California’s wildfires
While it may grab headlines, the actual sparks are much more complex.
How community control of housing and land can help solve the housing crisis
How community control of housing and land can help solve the housing crisis
Communities are turning to land trusts and real estate cooperatives as possible solutions.
Climate change increases rare earth elements in Colorado’s Snake River
Climate change increases rare earth elements in Colorado’s Snake River
A new study suggests lower stream flows as a primary culprit.
Pandemic as prologue
Pandemic as prologue
A failure of imagination has stymied our outbreak response, but that’s just the beginning.
How climate research continues during stay-at-home orders
How climate research continues during stay-at-home orders
NOAA networks get creative to gather data.
The fire we need
The fire we need
Can managed fire heal more than just the forests?
How the pandemic will set back environmental science
How the pandemic will set back environmental science
Across the Western U.S., researchers are worried about unmonitored threatened species.
Extreme wildfires are changing Western forests
Extreme wildfires are changing Western forests
New studies show how high-intensity fires alter flower pollen, soil health and tree growth.
After the Camp Fire, Paradise is still home
After the Camp Fire, Paradise is still home
How our connection to place will shape the future of the West.
Air pollution and COVID-19 could be a dangerous cocktail
Air pollution and COVID-19 could be a dangerous cocktail
Pollution already makes breathing harder for some. Will the pandemic follow similar patterns?
As temperatures rise,  Arizona sinks
As temperatures rise, Arizona sinks
Climate change and unregulated wells are depleting the West’s groundwater reserves.
Tribal nations demand response to climate relocation
Tribal nations demand response to climate relocation
Five Indigenous communities have asked the U.N. to investigate the United States’ failure to live up to legal obligations.
The road to ecofascism is paved with green intentions
The road to ecofascism is paved with green intentions
Why fusing nationalism and naturalism is a bad idea.
Gift and theft in the far North
Gift and theft in the far North
‘Floating Coast,’ the first comprehensive history of the Bering Strait, offers a lesson in ecological economics.
The Backcountry Film Festival struggles to balance self-awareness and escapism
The Backcountry Film Festival struggles to balance self-awareness and escapism
The 15th annual film series unevenly grapples with the paradox of the winter rec industry.
Why scientists rallied to save a museum of mud
Why scientists rallied to save a museum of mud
Researchers at Oregon State University hope the collection helps scientists understand more about earth’s past and future.
The Elon Musk dilemma
The Elon Musk dilemma
When big thinkers think badly.
The next threat to bees? Organized crime.
The next threat to bees? Organized crime.
As bee numbers decline while facing increasing demand, hive thefts ravage California’s Central Valley and beyond.
Trump targets a bedrock environmental law
Trump targets a bedrock environmental law
Three years of rollbacks have taken a toll, without delivering real benefits.
There’s a new boom in the Permian Basin — wastewater
There’s a new boom in the Permian Basin — wastewater
As freshwater supplies shrink, interest in recycling water leftover from fracking is growing. Others aren’t so sure.
Tom Udall: It’s past time we confront the climate and nature crises
Tom Udall: It’s past time we confront the climate and nature crises
For our survival, we can look to my father’s vision as an alternative to our current path.
Trump administration manipulated wildfire science to promote logging
Trump administration manipulated wildfire science to promote logging
Emails show Interior appointees crafted a narrative that blamed forest protection efforts for wildfires.
Carbon offsets work. But are they an excuse for big companies?
Carbon offsets work. But are they an excuse for big companies?
Some critics worry the programs provide cover for climate-harming practices.
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