Blogs West

A Forecast for the American West: Hot and Hotter

  • Published: Oct 4th, 2012

As intense as the wildfires have been this year, they provide just a glimpse of the future of the American West.

Image of the Day: Drought Forces Cows to Moo-ve East

  • Published: Sep 4th, 2012

Ranchers out West are being forced to move their cattle eastward in order to escape extreme drought conditions.

Image of the Day: Avalanche Lilies on Mount Rainier

  • Published: Aug 25th, 2012

Researchers examine the relationship between flowers and their pollinators on Washington's highest mountain.

Image of the Day: Most Bizarre Fish You’ve Ever Seen?

  • Published: Aug 11th, 2012

Many Pacific Ocean areas may become uninhabitable due to sea level rise, coastal inundation and shifting rainfall.

Image of the Day: A Fountain of Color in Yosemite Valley

  • Published: Aug 2nd, 2012

A river of rain and snowmelt plunging into Yosemite Valley collide against rocks at the bottom, sending up a rainbow.

Image of the Day: Fewer Fireworks for Fourth in Colorado

  • Published: Jul 4th, 2012

To reduce the risk of adding to Colorado's wildfire woes, a fireworks ban that outlaws private operation of fireworks is in place.

Time-Lapse Video of Boulder’s Flagstaff Fire

  • Published: Jul 1st, 2012

This extraordinary time-lapse video shows smoke & flames from the Flagstaff fire burning in mountains above Boulder, Colo.

Colorado Wildfires Explained in One Chart

  • Published: Jun 27th, 2012

With Colorado wildfires raging, this chart shows the key role played by the lack of snowfall, and early snowmelt.