Stories tagged: climate change
Sun., Feb. 18, 2018
By stripping the truth about climate change from educational science standards, the members of the Idaho House Education Committee have equated established scientific knowledge with overconfident ignorance, columnist Shawn Vestal …
Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, 1:49 p.m.
Environmental activists are suing Washington state, the latest state-level effort to boost use of renewable energy.
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 9:55 p.m.
Testimony was 100 percent in favor of proposed new school science standards at an Idaho Senate committee hearing on Wednesday, after a House panel voted earlier to remove large portions …
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3:34 p.m.
Scientists have some sobering news about the future of our planet: Even if humans manage to meet the temperature target set forth in the Paris climate change agreement, record-breaking weather …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
The Trump administration is targeting federal funding for studying and tracking climate change while boosting the continued burning of planet-warming fossil fuels.
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday urged support for legislative efforts in the Washington state to pass a carbon pollution tax to address climate change.
Sat., Feb. 10, 2018
The following editorial appeared in the Baltimore Sun: One might be tempted to assume that having Scott Pruitt – a devout climate change denier who, as head of the U.S. …
UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 7, 2018, 9:32 p.m.
An Idaho House committee voted 12-4 on Wednesday to strip out large sections of the state’s proposed new school science standards, including standards for teaching kids about renewable and nonrenewable …
UPDATED: Fri., Feb. 2, 2018, 8:48 p.m.
Idaho lawmakers heard from more than two dozen people over two days of hearings on proposed school science standards, and all supported adopting the new standards, though some lawmakers continue …
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:16 p.m.
Members of the Idaho House Education Committee on Thursday continued to balk at proposed new school science standards that deal with climate change, even as public testimony came in 100 …
Mon., Jan. 29, 2018
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump tried to play it both ways on climate change in describing a warming-but-cooling planet Earth. The unequivocal response, according to data and climate scientists: wrong. …
Mon., Jan. 15, 2018, 9:53 a.m.
Oregon lawmakers are considering a major change in how the state will go about reducing its contributions to climate change.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 13, 2018, 9:41 p.m.
As Gov. Jay Inslee presses an ambitious carbon-tax plan for Washington state, two of his climate-change policy advisers have drawn scrutiny.
Thu., Jan. 11, 2018, 3:58 p.m.
Climate change in Alaska has the potential to create serious physical and mental health problems for Alaskans, according to a new report from state health officials.
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 10, 2018, 12:12 p.m.
New York City sued five major oil companies, claiming they have contributed to global warming, on the same day officials announced they will sell off billions in fossil fuel investments …
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 9, 2018, 6:34 p.m.
Gov. Jay Inslee proposes a tax on carbon emissions to raise money for programs to cut pollution.
UPDATED: Mon., Jan. 8, 2018, 11:39 p.m.
Facing demands for action on everything from construction to schools to climate change, lawmakers returned Monday to start the 2018 legislative session.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 6, 2018, 9:24 a.m.
2018 Washington Legislature faces heavy lifting on money for schools, construction projects, water rights law
The 2018 Legislature faces some familiar issues, including a final fix for public schools, a construction budget left over from last year and a possible tax on carbon pollution.
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 5, 2018, 10:29 a.m.
Lands Commissioner Hilary Franz says any carbon tax should be used to reduce carbon pollution, fight wildfires and improve public lands.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 4:33 p.m.
Global warming is making the world’s oceans sicker, depleting them of oxygen and harming delicate coral reefs more often, two studies show.
UPDATED: Fri., Dec. 22, 2017, 8:27 a.m.
Nearly 2 million people in the U.S. live within a mile of 327 Superfund sites in areas prone to flooding or vulnerable to sea-level rise caused by climate change, according …
UPDATED: Mon., Dec. 18, 2017, 9:34 p.m.
President Donald Trump removed climate change from the list of worldwide threats menacing the United States on Monday, a shift that underscores the long-term ramifications of the “America first” world …
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 5:16 p.m.
Microsoft announced Monday that it would invest $50 million in a program that provides cloud-computing services and other resources to organizations working on climate change and environmental technology.
Mon., Dec. 11, 2017, 10:12 a.m.
French President Emmanuel Macron is hosting an international summit Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of the Paris climate agreement, hoping to inject the pact with new energy after President …
UPDATED: Tue., Dec. 5, 2017, 4:25 p.m.
Dozens of mayors from around the world signed a “Chicago Climate Charter” on Tuesday at a summit designed to address concerns following President Donald Trump’s rejection of the Paris climate …
Sat., Nov. 18, 2017, 1:44 p.m.
While more than 20 nations, led by Britain and Canada, pledged to stop burning coal, German Chancellor Angela Merkel defended her country’s use of the fuel and the need to …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 17, 2017, 3:39 p.m.
Idaho’s economy already is being seriously impacted by climate change, said participants in a statewide, two-day “climate summit,” from increased agricultural pests and disease, to longer, smokier wildfire seasons, to …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is among the leaders of Americans who, like the leaders of every other nation on earth, intend to keep working to slow global warming.
UPDATED: Mon., Nov. 13, 2017, 8:16 p.m.
The chances of a hurricane flooding parts of Texas, like Harvey did, have soared sixfold in just 25 years because of global warming and will likely triple once again before …
Sun., Nov. 12, 2017, 6 a.m.
The demolition of Immerath – making way for the expansion of mega-mines that will produce billions of tons of carbon emissions in the coming decades and leave a deep gash …