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Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to declare climate emergency

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a measure that would designate climate change as an emergency, and they have won early support …


David Camp and Larry Luton: Let’s deal with our climate crisis now

Let’s deal with our climate crisis before our kids call it the climate catastrophe.


UPDATED: Sat., June 29, 2019, 2:20 p.m.

GOP lawmakers return to Oregon Capitol, ending walkout over emissions bill

Republican lawmakers have returned to the Oregon Senate, ending a walkout over a carbon emissions bill they said would harm their rural constituents.


Trade, climate change, Iran focus as G-20 leaders meet

Trade and geopolitical tensions, and the looming threat of climate change, are on the agenda as the presidents of the United States and China and other world leaders gather in …


UPDATED: Wed., June 26, 2019, 11:03 p.m.

Here’s what Jay Inslee said in his 6 answers in the Democratic presidential debate

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee spoke six times during Wednesday’s Democratic debate, largely sticking on topic on his top issue: climate change.


UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 10:20 p.m.

‘Possible militia threat’ shuts down Oregon statehouse amid walkout

Republican state senators in Oregon continued to engage in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Friday with Democratic lawmakers, saying they are prepared to sue if the Senate president goes through …


Republican senators threaten lawsuit in climate standoff

Republican state senators in Oregon continued to engage in a high-stakes game of brinksmanship Friday with Democratic lawmakers, saying they are prepared to sue if the Senate president goes through …


UPDATED: Thu., June 20, 2019, 5:07 p.m.

Oregon gov. sends police after GOP senators who fled Capitol

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown deployed the state police Thursday to try to round up Republican lawmakers who fled the Capitol to block a vote on a landmark economy-wide climate plan …


Oregon Democrats advance sweeping climate policy

Oregon is on the precipice of becoming the second state after California to adopt a cap-and-trade program, a market-based approach to lowering the greenhouse gas emissions behind global warming.


UPDATED: Tue., June 11, 2019, 6:34 p.m.

In hot water? Study says warming may reduce sea life by 17%

The world’s oceans will likely lose about one sixth of its fish and other marine life by the end of the century if climate change continues on its current path, …


Spin Control: Gov. Inslee still pushing for climate debate

Gov. Jay Inslee still pushing for a presidential debate on climate despite the thumbs down from the Democratic National Committee


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 10:28 p.m.

DNC to Gov. Inslee: No debate just on climate change

Democratic National Committee tells Gov. Jay Inslee it won’t hold a debate just on climate change.


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 3:31 p.m.

US officials warn of climate risk as Trump dismisses it

Senior U.S. officials warned Congress on Wednesday about the threat to national security from melting ice in the Arctic as Russia and other adversaries take advantage of the increasing possibilities …


UPDATED: Wed., June 5, 2019, 11:39 a.m.

Trump says climate change goes ‘both ways’

President Donald Trump, who has called global warming a “Chinese hoax” and pulled the United States out of the Paris climate agreement, appears similarly unmoved by an appeal from British …


Paul Lindholdt: Wildfires signal climate in calamity

Horizons already are cloudy. Wildfires from Canada are inundating Spokane skies with smoke. How do we make sense of it all? The Fourth Annual Climate Assessment offers an able explanation. …


2020 hopeful Inslee says $9T climate plan will boost economy

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity


Old, misleading info among perils of teaching climate change

When science teacher Diana Allen set out to teach climate change, a subject she’d never learned in school, she fell into a rabbit’s hole of misinformation: Many resources presented online …


James Stavridis: National security risks are rising with sea levels

Looming environmental and humanitarian challenges on land will be exacerbated terribly by damage to the oceans.


Jay Inslee as candidate intersects with Inslee as governor

As presidential race heats up, Gov. Jay Inslee and candidate Jay Inslee get closer together.


Despite her own setbacks, Judith Mayotte ‘fuels and energizes’ those around her through refugee, climate change advocacy

Judith Mayotte re-learned to walk after contracting polio, but then during a freak accident while working in Sudan, lost her leg. Now, the Gonzaga University graduate school commencement speaker, is …


Eugene Robinson: If you dream of seeing the Great Barrier Reef, don’t wait

There are roughly eight million plant and animal species in the world. One of them –


UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 9:56 p.m.

Gov. Inslee’s national climate plan calls for banning sales of new gas-powered cars by 2030

The plan relies heavily on federal regulatory action to swiftly transition the U.S. away from fossil fuels in the transportation, electricity and building sectors. It calls for a phaseout of …


AP Fact Check: Unraveling the mystery of whether cows fart

AP FACT CHECK: Climate change debate poses the mystery of whether cows fart. Let’s clear the air on this.


Climate mural emerges after London protests: is it Banksy?

Officials in London are trying to determine if a stenciled mural that appeared at a base camp for climate protests was created by the street artist Banksy.


U.N. climate chief warns current path leads to ‘catastrophe’

The U.N. climate chief says world leaders must recognize there is no option except to speed-up and scale-up action to tackle global warming, warning that continuing on the current path …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 6:06 p.m.

Coming soon to California restaurants: Carbon neutral meals, verified by regulators

Diners may soon have the chance to nibble away some of their climate guilt by patronizing California restaurants that have pledged to slash their carbon footprints to zero.


UK police say 1,065 climate protesters arrested in last week

British police say more than 1,000 people have been arrested since mass climate change protests began in London one week ago.


UPDATED: Sat., April 20, 2019, 8:05 p.m.

Yellow vest anger burns in France, fueled by Notre Dame fire

French yellow vest protesters set fires along a march route through Paris to call attention to their problems


London climate-change protesters to disrupt Heathrow Airport

Environmental protesters who have blocked London roads and bridges for more than three days said Thursday they plan to take their civil disobedience campaign to Heathrow, Europe’s busiest airport, at …


UPDATED: Wed., April 17, 2019, 12:33 p.m.

UK climate protesters block roads, glue themselves to train

Climate change protesters glued themselves to a train and blocked major London intersections Wednesday, on the third day of a civil disobedience campaign.