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Keep up to date with the Southwest Climate Change Network news feeds. Drawing on a selection of high-quality credible sources, the feeds provide quick access to new and recent stories on climate change and energy in the Southwest, cutting-edge climate change research, and climate change solutions involving policy, new technology, and the private sector.

In The News

PricewaterhouseCoopers interviewed nearly 700 executives in 15 countries to examine how the international business community views environmental regulation, legislation, and taxes. The resulting report, “Appetite for Change,” indicates the business community recognizes that climate change will affect their operations. Among the findings:

  • Most organizations expect...

Colorado State University researchers are studying the critical role that dust, pollen, and other aerosols play in the formation of precipitation in clouds.  Large aerosol particles in the atmosphere act as ice nuclei, which are required for precipitation to form.  According to a university press release, “variation in the numbers of ice nuclei due to changes in processes...


The New Mexico Environment Department recently released draft rules for the regulation and trading of greenhouse gases by entities within the state. The rule will enable New Mexico to participate in the regional Western Climate Initiative’s greenhouse gas cap-and-trade program.

New Mexico’s proposed program will apply to sources that emit 25,000 metric tons of carbon...


From June 2-28, more than 60 scientists from a dozen federal and academic institutions are embarking on a field campaign to collect trace gases and aerosols in the air over Sacramento as part of the Carbonaceous Aerosols and Radiative Effects Study (CARES). The goal is to better understand the evolution of black carbon and...


The International Flash Flood Laboratory at Texas State University has added a new page to its website to archive links to articles describing major flash floods in the U.S. and around the world.