Wildfires are on the rise in the State of Washington, as they are in much of the American West and climate change looks at least partly responsible.
In recent decades in the American West, wildfires have burned about 17 times more land in years with early snowmelt than with late.
Satellite-derived images comparing the first full week of April in years with early (2002) vs. late (2008) snowmelt.
Craig Matthews, long-time fly-fishing guide, gives an eyewitness account of the changes he's seen in over thirty-plus years on the rivers around West Yellowstone, Montana.
Coal generates carbon dioxide when combusted, which is causing the world to warm. In Georgia, a state that gets over 60 percent of its electricity from coal, some coastal residents are connecting the dots between coal and changes in the local ecology and economy attributed to global warming.
Montana's recreational fishing and agricultural industries depend on cool waters flowing from melting snow high in the mountains throughout the summer. But across Montana, rising temperatures are causing a series of changes.