Stories tagged: climate change
Mon., Feb. 1, 2016, 10:17 a.m.
Powerful winds lashed Southern California on Monday at the tail end of a winter storm that also brought heavy rain and mountain snow.
Tue., Jan. 26, 2016, 11:50 a.m.
PALO ALTO, Calif. – Scientists behind a “Doomsday Clock” that measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm say the world is still under grave threat. The Bulletin of the Atomic …
Mon., Jan. 25, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Spokane’s waste-to-energy plants ranks among Washington’s top emitters of greenhouse gases, releasing about 105,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
Snowmaking equipment, once thought of as expensive and exotic, is now thought of as insurance for area ski resorts.
Fri., Dec. 18, 2015
Small temperature increases will melt ice, swamp islands.
Tue., Dec. 8, 2015, 3:11 p.m.
Carbon pollution credits and more state vehicles that run on batteries could be in Washington state’s future, Gov. Jay Inslee said from Paris.
Sat., Nov. 21, 2015, 2:23 p.m.
LOS ANGELES – A key location of the Pacific Ocean is now hotter than recorded in at least 25 years, surpassing the temperatures during the record 1997 El Nino. Some …
Tue., Nov. 17, 2015, 5:28 p.m.
The Puget Sound region is projected to face more intense flooding, rising sea levels, heavier downpours and thinner winter snowpack as temperatures continue to warm in coming decades, according to …
Fri., Nov. 13, 2015, 1:51 p.m.
Democratic governors are being squeezed by the mandate in President Barack Obama’s climate change plan to cut carbon dioxide emissions – perhaps none more than Montana’s Steve Bullock, the one …
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 5, 2015, 11:04 a.m.
The Steelworkers will hold a townhall meeting Saturday to talk about pending climate legislation and how it might impact manufacturing jobs.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 4, 2015, 5:05 p.m.
The unusual weather of 2015 is the Northwest’s trial run for future conditions under climate change, climate scientists say.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 27, 2015, 6:45 p.m.
About 9 percent of Avista Utilities’ electricity comes from a coal-burning plant in Montana. Colstrip’s future will be discussed at a Wednesday meeting in Spokane.
Mon., Oct. 26, 2015, 10:30 p.m.
WASHINGTON – If carbon dioxide emissions continue at their current pace, by the end of century parts of the Persian Gulf will sometimes be just too hot for the human …
Sat., Oct. 24, 2015, 4:09 p.m.
If fishing opportunities dry up in Montana and other states with cool freshwater fisheries, so will tourists’ dollars and the jobs they support, some state officials say.
Fri., Oct. 9, 2015, 4:23 p.m.
State plan to curb carbon pollution from 35 facilities, including Spokane’s trash incinerator, under consideration
Washington’s proposed rule to curb carbon pollution will be discussed at a Tuesday meeting in Spokane.
Sun., Oct. 4, 2015
A carbon tax in Washington makes a lot of sense, especially the revenue-neutral plan touted by CarbonWA, a nonpartisan, grass-roots organization that is well on its way to gathering enough …
Tue., Sept. 22, 2015
Some of Washington’s largest polluters will have to cut back greenhouse emissions under new rules state officials are developing. The rules would target about 35 industrial facilities jointly responsible for …
Mon., Sept. 21, 2015, 12:10 p.m.
On the heels of a historic drought and the worst fire season in state history, the Washington Department of Ecology has begun writing a rule that would require the state’s …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 11, 2015, 9:57 a.m.
OLYMPIA – Eastern Washington’s Republican members of Congress should stop being “climate deniers” and work harder to reauthorize a key financing mechanism for international trade that helps the state, Gov. …
Sun., Aug. 30, 2015, 12:07 p.m.
Global warming is carving measurable changes into Alaska, and President Barack Obama is about to see it.
Fri., Aug. 21, 2015
CHELAN, Washington – With smoke filtering the summer sun and flags at half-staff to honor three firefighters killed near Twisp, Gov. Jay Inslee and other top elected officials pledged state …
Tue., Aug. 11, 2015
On climate change, we need to go beyond the tired storyline of “deniers” versus the “scientific consensus.” Until it’s discredited by falling temperatures, global warming is a reality. We can …
Sun., Aug. 2, 2015, 3:35 p.m.
Aiming to jolt the rest of the world to action, President Barack Obama moved ahead today with even tougher greenhouse gas cuts on American power plants, setting up a certain …
Sun., July 26, 2015
Washingtonians without air conditioning aren’t the only ones suffering from record-setting temperatures this summer. The glacier-covered faces of Mount Rainier are melting faster than usual this year, creating conditions on …
Thu., June 25, 2015
Consider yourself an old timer if you’ve seen the St. Joe River this low in late June. The flows this week were 28 percent below the low-flow record set in …
Fri., June 5, 2015
Julian Powers, known as “Mr. Global Warming” to his friends, died Tuesday. He was 88. The retired Spokane engineer worked to educate local residents about the atmospheric buildup of greenhouse …
Thu., June 4, 2015, 11:42 a.m.
Julian Powers, known as “Mr. Global Warming” to his friends, died Tuesday. He was 88.
Sat., May 2, 2015
Climate scientists are eager to study our unusual winter. By 2050, it could be the Northwest’s new normal. Average amounts of moisture fell over most of Washington, Idaho and Oregon …
Tue., April 14, 2015
About 65 percent of Spokane County residents think global warming is happening, but only about 45 percent believe it’s mostly human-caused, according to a national model of climate change perceptions. …
Fri., March 13, 2015
OLYMPIA – Gov. Jay Inslee’s plan to charge some of the state’s largest businesses for carbon pollution their operations generate drew praise and criticism Thursday in its debut before a …