Stories tagged: climate change
Tue., May 10, 2016, 2:33 p.m.
Alberta’s unusually early and large fire is just the latest of many gargantuan fires on an Earth that’s grown hotter with more extreme weather.
Mon., May 2, 2016, 12:53 p.m.
Pacific Northwest gardeners might consider planting banana and avocado trees in the not-too-distant future, according to new research coming out of Washington State University Vancouver.
Thu., April 28, 2016, 5:06 a.m.
The percentage of conservative Republicans who consider global warming a threat shot up 19 points in two years, to 47 percent, according to public opinion researchers at Yale University and …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Leaders from 171 countries began signing the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal took a key step forward, potentially entering into force years ahead of schedule.
Thu., April 14, 2016, 3:05 p.m.
Exxon Mobil Corp. is squaring off against government investigators who believe the energy giant covered up knowledge of how fossil fuels contribute to climate change.
Tue., April 12, 2016, 2:04 p.m.
The U.S. Navy on Tuesday became the first branch of the U.S. military – the world’s single-largest user of fossil fuels – to say it will start requiring big vendors …
Mon., April 11, 2016, 7:02 p.m.
About 14 percent of the Spokane River basin’s snowpack has melted away over the past couple of weeks. The rapid melt-off was caused by nighttime mountain temperatures that were 10 …
Sun., April 10, 2016, 4 a.m.
Unusual creatures are lurking on and under the snow of Mount Spokane. They’re called ice crawlers, and a University of Wisconsin entomologist hypothesizes that these have enough genetic differences to …
Fri., April 8, 2016, 1:43 p.m.
Global warming is shifting the way the Earth wobbles on its polar axis, a new NASA study finds.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Most computer simulations of climate change are underestimating by at least one degree how warm the world will get this century, a new study suggests.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 3:11 p.m.
The federal government says man-made global warming is making America sicker and it’s only going to get worse.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 6:53 a.m.
A nearly average spring snowpack in the Sierra Nevada will likely prolong tough water conservation measures in drought-stricken California – although the restrictions could be loosened in some areas after …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 5:29 p.m.
Warmer air, less frigid water and gravity may combine to make parts of Antarctica’s western ice sheet melt far faster than scientists had thought, raising sea levels much more than …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 1:53 p.m.
An initiative that would create a carbon tax in Washington state is now headed to the November ballot.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
California drought surveyors will trudge through deep snow Wednesday to manually measure what could be close to a normal Sierra Nevada snowpack for this time of year, a key indicator …
Tue., March 15, 2016, 8:36 a.m.
In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it will not allow oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.
Thu., March 10, 2016, 1:20 p.m.
A federal judge is considering a dismissal request from defense attorneys in a lawsuit filed by a group of youths seeking a court order to reduce emissions contributing to climate …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
Federal meteorologists say the winter that has just ended was the hottest in U.S. records, thanks to the combination of El Nino and man-made global warming.
Tue., March 1, 2016, 5:12 p.m.
State officials must do more to protect summer flows in the Spokane River, which will face increased challenges from climate change and population growth in years to come, environmental groups …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
Doubt over man’s contribution to global warming, particularly through burning coal for power, is fueling a push by West Virginia lawmakers to block new science standards in schools.
Sat., Feb. 20, 2016
By establishing a carbon tax and lowering the sales tax, Washington state can be at the forefront of addressing the long-term consequences of climate change.
Wed., Feb. 17, 2016, 12:05 p.m.
The January figures are in, and Earth’s string of hottest-months-on-record has now reached nine in a row. But NASA said January stood out: The temperature was above normal by the …
Sun., Feb. 14, 2016, 5 a.m.
Avista has asked state regulators to approve a two-year pilot program that would greatly expand the use of electric vehicles in Eastern Washington, installing 265 charging stations in homes, workplaces …
Tue., Feb. 9, 2016, 4:40 p.m.
The Supreme Court dealt a surprising setback to President Barack Obama on Tuesday by putting his climate change policy on hold while coal producers and Republican-led states challenge its legality.
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.