The Southwest climate change news feed includes stories on climate change and energy from newspapers in Arizona, California, Colorado, New Mexico, Nevada, and Utah, courtesy of Environmental Health News.
Colorado panel passes tighter air pollution rules for oil and gas operations; first-in-nation state methane limits.
Colorado state regulators have approved a new set of rules on air quality aimed at curbing pollution and methane leaks from the state's booming oil and gas industry.
Colorado will be the first state in the country to regulate emissions of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, as part of new air quality rules for the state’s booming oil and gas industry that were finalized on Sunday afternoon.
Colorado adopted tougher air pollution rules for the oil and gas industry — the first in the nation to cover methane, a gas linked to climate change.
The Colorado Air Quality Control Commission held fast at a hearing on Sunday, turning back efforts meant to thin proposed emissions rules that were hammered out over the last year and that are desperately needed to help raise the quality of Colorado’s air, which has failed for years to meet national standards.
How can California's Central Valley region add hundreds of thousands of people without adding more water? And does the state’s water crisis factor into the discussions as cities and counties surge forward with new development?
In a novel look at forests and snow, their report says that replacing forests with snow-covered meadows may provide greater climatic and economic benefits than if slow-growing trees are left standing in snowy high latitudes.
When the Northeast Chapter of the Colorado Oil and Gas Association held its annual meeting last week the members heard about the water needed for the hydraulic fracturing processing.
Central Valley farmers took a crippling blow Friday when U.S. officials made the unprecedented announcement that they would get no irrigation water from the federal government this year because of the drought.
To aid in the Yurok Tribe's climate change research on Klamath River wetlands, the Environmental Protection Agency awarded the tribe part of a $1.5 million grant this week.
California's devastating drought is taking a toll on the state's grass-fed beef industry, forcing at least one large-scale producer to switch to grain feed.