News West

Public Lands Ripe for Renewable Energy Development, Report Says

  • Published: May 26th, 2011

The Obama administration is speeding up efforts to tap the renewable energy potential of public land across the U.S.

Building to the Future

  • Published: May 19th, 2011

In Colorado, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory has built one of the most energy efficient office buildings in the world.

Rising Seas On Tap for the West Coast?

  • Published: May 4th, 2011

After a thirty-year hiatus, the West Coast from California to Washington may be about to experience sea-level rise once more.

Fossil Fuel Expansion Continues with New Coal Mining, Offshore Drilling

  • Published: Apr 6th, 2011

While pushing for clean energy development, the Obama administration is also presiding over an expansion of domestic fossil fuel production.

The Great Water Heist

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

Desert dust blown onto the West’s mountains causes snow to melt prematurely, costing the Colorado River five percent of its annual flow.

Running Toward Empty?: Part Two

  • Published: Jan 18th, 2011

Climate research offers little reason to believe that the snowy start to the year in the Colorado Basin is a harbinger of wetter times to come.

Clean Air Laws Helped California Reduce Key Player in Global Warming, Study Says

  • Published: Dec 14th, 2010

According to a new study, California's clean air laws cut soot concentrations, a key cause of global warming, by about 50 percent.