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Atmospheric rivers endanger the West

Moab, Utah, gets just 8 inches of rain per year, yet rainwater flooded John Weisheit’s basement last summer. Extremes are common in a desert: Rain and snow are rare, and a deluge can cause flooding.

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Banning books is for bullies

Some people have become so alarmed by what children might read in school or in libraries that they want books they don’t like removed – immediately. The targeted books include scenes of sexual awakening, gender identity, racism or violence.

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What a long, strange trip to kill four dams

Finally, after a 50-year effort, four massive dams on the Klamath River in northern California and Oregon will start coming down this July.

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The ‘energy gap’ nobody wants to tussle with

Many Western states have declared they will achieve all-renewable electrical goals in just two decades. Call me naïve, but haven’t energy experts predicted that wind, sun and other alternative energy sources aren’t up to the job?

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