Southwest Climate News
Lake Tahoe, Clear Lake and four other large lakes in Northern California and Nevada are warming faster than the surrounding atmosphere, suggesting climate change may affect aquatic environments faster and sooner.
Bullet trains could one day shoot through the Inland area in three directions, carrying people to Northern California, Las Vegas and Phoenix at speeds topping 150 mph
In response to California's water crisis, the Obama administration says it will delay a plan to install gates in Delta channels meant to increase water supplies but push forward with a plan to build a new fish hatchery in Rio Vista for populations at risk of extinction.
Pinal County and state officials are about to launch a long, tangled air cleanup effort that could reduce the number, size and scope of dust clouds in future storms.
The vast stretch of rolling, sagebrush-plugged adobe and rock stretching from Green River, Utah, to Rifle looks little like a vast storehouse of energy. Appearances, however, are deceiving.
The highest aspirations for the Copenhagen climate talks may have been swamped, and in the meantime, sea level along much of the California coast threatens to continue its long-term rise.
Plants and critters will have to move an average of a quarter-mile every year to keep up with global warming this century, meaning less mobile creatures will have to adapt or die, a new study revealed Wednesday.
In response to California's water crisis, the Obama administration says it will delay a plan to install gates in Delta channels, but push forward with a plan to build a new fish hatchery in Rio Vista to keep alive fish populations at risk of extinction.
Critics – including some environmentalists – say green energy isn't always green. Green energy supporters are frustrated that a state that wants to lead the green revolution is facing roadblocks.
When two weeks of climate negotiations finally wound to an overtime finish in Copenhagen, the goal of a new binding treaty to combat global warming still looked elusively far away. And, even for climate activists, the question was: "Is that so bad?"