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.
Studying seabirds, the sentinels of the ocean
Studying seabirds, the sentinels of the ocean
Perspective from one of the longest, largest and most comprehensive seabird monitoring efforts in the world.
Will California finally fulfill its promise to fix the Salton Sea?
Will California finally fulfill its promise to fix the Salton Sea?
Decades have passed and millions of dollars spent, yet little has been done to restore the lake. California officials say it’s all been leading up to this moment.
Of hawks and hope
Of hawks and hope
In a climate collapse, a wildlife biologist turns from sadness to action.
A wetter and warmer Alaska means dangerously slippery slopes
A wetter and warmer Alaska means dangerously slippery slopes
Climate change is making landslides more likely and preparation vital.
Local climate efforts cut costs and carbon in Wyoming
Local climate efforts cut costs and carbon in Wyoming
As the state doubles down on fossil fuels, towns chart their own path.
Colorado ranchers adapt for a changing climate
Colorado ranchers adapt for a changing climate
Regenerative agriculture can help address drought and topsoil degradation.
Mustafa Santiago Ali describes the path forward for environmental justice
Mustafa Santiago Ali describes the path forward for environmental justice
Former EPA program leader shares ideas for federal action in the Biden administration.
20 signs that the climate crisis has come home to roost
20 signs that the climate crisis has come home to roost
From Alaska to Wyoming, evidence shows the climate is off-kilter in the West.
Elections in the West highlight divisions and diversity
Elections in the West highlight divisions and diversity
Justice, power and environment: The 2020 elections were defined by grassroots organizing and deep partisanship.
Climate change intensifies tsunami threat in Alaska
Climate change intensifies tsunami threat in Alaska
As glaciers retreat and permafrost thaws, massive landslides threaten coastal communities.
New Mexico’s oil fields have a sinkhole problem
New Mexico’s oil fields have a sinkhole problem
The hunt for industrial brine has opened massive and unexpected sinkholes, which is taking delicate work, and more than $54 million, to fill.
Northwest co-op builds for a local food future beyond big ag
Northwest co-op builds for a local food future beyond big ag
‘I’ve always felt like this was something to do in case the world doesn’t end.’
Trump gutted NEPA regulations, but a Biden presidency could restore them
Trump gutted NEPA regulations, but a Biden presidency could restore them
An environmental lawyer discusses the future of the country’s bedrock environmental law.
Colorado’s wildfires require a drastic and collective fix
Colorado’s wildfires require a drastic and collective fix
Climate change should be seen as a number one priority.
Wolverines denied endangered species protections
Wolverines denied endangered species protections
USFWS: ‘If wolverines need snow, we think that there’s going to be enough snow out there for them.’
Southwest experiences mass bird die-off
Southwest experiences mass bird die-off
‘To see this many individuals and species dying is a national tragedy.’
West coast wildfires signal a planetary fire age
West coast wildfires signal a planetary fire age
Beyond climate change, history has helped create the pyrocene.
Burn out: Frequent fires are changing Western landscapes
Burn out: Frequent fires are changing Western landscapes
Previously burned areas are less likely to re-burn, but intense fires could erase forests.
Alaska’s salmon are getting smaller
Alaska’s salmon are getting smaller
New research finds some species diminished by as much as 10% and that the climate crisis may be a driving factor.
The world’s largest battery could be the answer to California blackouts
The world’s largest battery could be the answer to California blackouts
A new project in San Diego will substantially increase the state’s storage capacity.
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