News West

Why Bark Beetles are Chewing Through U.S. Forests

  • Published: Jan 7th, 2013

A look at how climate change is helping fuel bark beetles' assault on forests of America’s mountain west.

‘Atmospheric River’ Piles Up Massive Rain, Snow & Winds

  • Published: Dec 3rd, 2012

Storms dumped 2 feet of rain, 46 inches of snow with 150 mph winds in the West, while the rest of the country warmed.

How Safe Are America’s 2.5 Million Miles of Pipelines?

  • Published: Dec 3rd, 2012

Over the last few years a series of incidents have brought pipeline safety to national and presidential attention.

Working Wonders Without Water Out West

  • Published: Dec 1st, 2012

Farmers out West mull switch from water-intense, profitable crops to thriftier, rain-fed sorghum & grains.

Picturing the West Coast ‘Atmospheric River’ Event

  • Published: Nov 29th, 2012

Pacific storms are tapping into an atmospheric river to drench the West Coast with heavy rain and mountain snows.

‘Atmospheric River’ Aims At West Coast; Warmup in Plains

  • Published: Nov 28th, 2012

An atmospheric faucet will be turned on over the West Coast in early December, as a series of storms come ashore.

In West, September Brought Record Heat and Dry Weather

  • Published: Oct 3rd, 2012

Heat and dry weather records were set across the West in September, including at Death Valley, Calif.

Ongoing Heat Wave in U.S. Rivals Events of Dust Bowl Era

  • Published: Jul 6th, 2012

Thousands of temperature records have fallen during one of the worst heat waves since the Dust Bowl era of the 1930s.