Could Western conservatives push the GOP toward adopting a more friendly stance on climate change? Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar certainly seems to think so.
A website that claims to feature the signatures of 31,487 scientists who are skeptics about global warming includes the names of 346 Nevadans—though it appears that few if any of them are climate scientists.
Despite what Polar Plunge participants may tell you, Lake Tahoe is not the Antarctic. But it will pretend to be in a little more than two months. A 24-foot submarine built to probe melting near the base of the West Antarctic Ice Sheet is to take its maiden voyage in the lake at the end of March.
A new report concerning a warming climate's impact on Lake Tahoe comes with some worrying predictions, including that the Reno area could be cut off from its primary water supply for up to 20 years at a time.
With a warming climate making for longer fire seasons and more intense wildfires, an ongoing effort to revamp the nation’s firefighting strategy is gaining increasing importance, the chief of the U.S. Forest Service said.
Fires in the Southwest’s mountains and deserts have increased in occurrence and intensity over the past 50 years, according to a study published in Science magazine in 2006. That study, led by scientists from the University of California at Merced, blamed man-made changes to the landscape and climate change.
It was more than just a little bit of elbow grease that transformed a former asbestos-laden building into what is now considered a symbol of energy efficiency — and an example of what’s to come nationwide.
Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday pushed for retrofitting aging buildings to make them more energy efficient and promoted alternative sources of energy as a way to create jobs and grow the economy.
Solar power is the green energy darling of the Southwest.But the most popular type of industrial solar technology has a dirty little secret: Many of these plants are not emission-free.
A combination of forest restoration projects, creation of communities that can survive fire and aggressive fire fighting will be needed as wildfire danger increases across the country, the chief of the U.S. Forest Service said Tuesday.