News West

Western Wildfires: Is It Time To Settle Some Debts?

  • Published: Jun 30th, 2012

Researchers suggest that the increasingly hot and dry Western U.S. is just beginning to pay off a "fire deficit."

Heat Wave Adds to Wildfire Woes, Expands East

  • Published: Jun 27th, 2012

After aggravating the West's destructive wildfires, record heat will engulf much of the country this week.

Sea Level Rise Will Hit Calif. Harder than Rest of West

  • Published: Jun 22nd, 2012

By 2030, sea levels on most of California’s coast will be 5 inches higher than 10 years ago. By 2100, it will be 3 feet higher.

Wildfires in Western U.S. to Increase with Climate Change

  • Published: Jun 14th, 2012

Under projected models of a warming planet, fire frequency could increase in the U.S. within 30 years.

Western U.S. Faces ‘Extreme’ Wildfire Risk Now and Later

  • Published: May 23rd, 2012

Wildfire season is off to a fast start in the Southwest, and dry summer anticipated may bring above average fire activity.

Climate Change Tempers Good News About Colorado River Basin Water Supply

  • Published: Jul 13th, 2011

In the short run, there is good news about Colorado River Basin water supplies, but climate change and increasing water demand point to long-term problems.

Southwest Wildfires and Global Warming, Explained

  • Published: Jun 15th, 2011

Fueled by drought conditions, the 2011 wildfire season is off to an explosive start. Is this a preview of what's to come with global warming?

Weeds From Hell in a Greenhouse World

  • Published: Jun 1st, 2011

A new study shows that yellow starthistle, a highly invasive grassland weed, is likely to thrive in a world enriched by greenhouse gases.