Stories tagged: climate change
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.
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.