Southwest Climate News
Quantum leap or pollution pit? Concerns over trash-to-energy plant coming to a head in North Las Vegas.
An innovative plan to turn trash into electricity has left the city of North Las Vegas facing a careful balancing act. There are concerns about air pollution, odor, traffic and noise from residents who live near the proposed site, and don’t want the facility near their homes.
With all the crazy weather currently being experienced across the United States, many conversations are turning to the topic of climate change.
A major study released today on one of the most important issues in the fracking debate gives at least a little ammunition to both sides.
Leaders from cities, counties, tribes, and states around the U.S. held a closed-door meeting in Los Angeles today to offer federal officials their view on adapting to climate change and preparing for its hazards – including drought.
Designed by BrightSource Energy in Oakland, the $2.3 billion Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System, which officially enters operation Thursday, helps meet a goal pursued by California officials and private companies for more than a decade. Yet makers of solar power plants can't savor the moment for too long.
Like saving for retirement or hoarding food and water for The Big One, Californians should get ready for the effects of global climate change, state and federal policymakers said Wednesday.
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.
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.
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.