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.
Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer proposed emergency drought legislation Tuesday as Democrats scrambled to counter GOP charges that trying to save rivers and fish during California's historic drought is destroying the nation's chief source of fruits and vegetables.
On a cross-country tour, Environmental Protection Agency administrator Gina McCarthy made a stop in Fort Collins on Tuesday to discuss how the city’s role in a "groundswell" movement to address climate change will influence a federal culture that has yet to catch up.
California's great Central Valley aquifer and the rivers that feed it, already losing water in the changing climate, are now being drained because of the drought, leaving water levels at their lowest in nearly a decade.
A recent study of extreme heat trends in Fort Collins found that the city experienced three times the average frequency of days 95 degrees or hotter in the past 14 years than it registered in the previous four decades.
It's dry. It's been dry. And forecasters say despite some rain here and there, it looks like California will stay dry for some time.
Preparing for climate change is an important priority for the Obama administration and, to demonstrate the point, a federal environmental official on Wednesday toured the Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve to learn, first-hand, how it will be protected from rising seas.
A new study examining carbon emissions in the Amazon basin by a Boulder researcher and two other scientists indicates its tropical ecosystems may now emit more carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than they absorb.
Four proposed projects will likely bring to the Bay Area additional supplies of highly polluting oil extracted from Canadian tar sands and dangerously volatile crude fracked in North Dakota.
More than 125 people gathered on the sidewalk and spilled into the street at the top of Solano Avenue at a Monday afternoon protest that joined hundreds of similar demonstrations across North America opposing construction of the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Dwindling sea ice spells trouble for polar bears and walrus colonies, but some other animals are benefiting from global warming — at least for now.