Weather

In the wake of fires and floods
In the wake of fires and floods
Climate disasters across the West wreak havoc on economies and livelihoods.
Yellowstone area flooding upends lives and portends a new climate reality
Yellowstone area flooding upends lives and portends a new climate reality
Unprecedented rain and snowmelt destroyed roads and washed away bridges outside the national park.
A heat wave is about to hit the Southwest
A heat wave is about to hit the Southwest
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When the heat is unbearable but there’s nowhere to go
When the heat is unbearable but there’s nowhere to go
How last year’s record-breaking heat wave caused misery and chaos for Washington’s incarcerated population — and why it’s set to happen all over again.
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How the Earth stores records of the past
How the Earth stores records of the past
When human data doesn’t go back far enough, researchers turn to natural archives.
The place that coal built and fire burned
The place that coal built and fire burned
Extractive industry laid the infrastructure for the suburban sprawl that fueled Colorado’s destructive Marshall Fire.
A just transition for farmworkers
A just transition for farmworkers
As agricultural laborers continue to bear the brunt of climate change, activists in Washington chart a new path for climate justice.
2021’s climate was one of contrasts, contradictions and extremes
40 years after its closure,  the Jackpile Mine’s toxic legacy continues
40 years after its closure, the Jackpile Mine’s toxic legacy continues
‘They have to look at it every day and wonder if that’s the reason why they’re dying.’
Winter without snow is coming
Winter without snow is coming
Parts of the Mountain West could be nearly snowless for years at a time in just a few decades.
In the wake of floods, what’s next for salmon?
In the wake of floods, what’s next for salmon?
Recently released eggs likely bore the brunt of record-breaking rains in the Pacific Northwest.
How heat waves warp ecosystems
How heat waves warp ecosystems
After the Northwest ‘heat dome’ this summer, scientists look for signs of ecological ruin — or resilience.
Fuel for the electrical fire
Fuel for the electrical fire
Utility equipment sparks blazes, but climate change stokes them.
A monsoon summer in the Southwest
A monsoon summer in the Southwest
How residents across the region are engaging with the yearly weather phenomenon.
Fire season is getting longer
Fire season is getting longer
A new study finds that ‘fire weather’ days have increased, a trajectory expected to continue.
Uncurbed climate change and extreme heat will extract a toll on outdoor labor
Uncurbed climate change and extreme heat will extract a toll on outdoor labor
A new report forecasts the loss in workdays and wages if greenhouse gas emissions aren’t reined in.
The fires that follow us
The fires that follow us
A hiker copes with a new anxiety brought by a changed climate.
Why does the IPCC report matter?
Why does the IPCC report matter?
Researcher Amy Snover explains what the assessment says about climate change in the Northwest and how communities can prepare.
Who should pay for climate mitigation? Colorado looks to the oil industry.
Who should pay for climate mitigation? Colorado looks to the oil industry.
Lawsuits across the state accuse the energy companies of deceptive practices that escalated the climate crisis.
Study finds wildfire caused massive bird die-off
Study finds wildfire caused massive bird die-off
Research using crowdsourced data found a correlation with the birds’ deaths, nearby fires and toxic air.
Can cloud seeding help the West’s drought?
Can cloud seeding help the West’s drought?
States consider weather modification to make it rain.
This year’s deadly avalanche season
This year’s deadly avalanche season
Low snowfall has led to catastrophic conditions around the West.
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