Stories tagged: climate change
UPDATED: Wed., July 26, 2017, 3 p.m.
Britain to ban sale of new diesel and gasoline cars by 2040
Britain will ban the sale of new cars and vans using diesel and gasoline starting in 2040 as part of a sweeping plan to tackle air pollution that experts say …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
California governor extends climate change bill 10 years
When Arnold Schwarzenegger was governor of California, he backed environmental legislation that led to one of the world’s most closely watched initiatives in the fight against global warming.
Fri., July 21, 2017
Joel Clement: How Trump threatens Alaska natives and made me a whistleblower
I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as …
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 4:59 p.m.
Councilman Fagan urges Spokane residents to make up their own minds on chemtrails
The council’s lone consistently conservative voice said Tuesday he’s not ready to close the book on a theory that has been deemed conspiratorial, that jet engines release potentially hazardous chemicals …
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
First half of 2017 ranks 2nd hottest globally, behind 2016
The first half of 2017 was the second warmest on record for Earth, only behind last year.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 9:54 a.m.
Book World: Journey on two wheels through climate change and denial
After retiring, climate scientist David Goodrich set out on a 4,208-mile bike ride to witness “what changes in the climate system looked like on the ground.”
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 11:34 p.m.
Sue Lani Madsen: City Council’s focus on climate change ignores real Spokane issues
On Monday night, the Spokane City Council will take up a topic of vital interest to every citizen. Not effective pothole repair. Not timely snow removal. Not how to pay …
UPDATED: Fri., July 14, 2017, 8:08 p.m.
Defense bill calls climate change a national security threat
The Republican-led House decisively approved a defense policy bill on Friday that declares climate change a national security threat, demands rigorous oversight of the Pentagon’s cyber operations and rejects the …
Fri., July 14, 2017
Amy Goodman: Many resisting climate change denial
As “Russiagate” becomes a full-blown conflagration threatening to consume Donald Trump’s presidency, his denial of human-induced global warming continues to threaten a planet already on fire. The world reeled on …
UPDATED: Wed., July 12, 2017, 10:38 p.m.
Lawsuit seeking coal and oil train ban in downtown Spokane gets hearing
U.S. District Court Judge Thomas Rice expressed skepticism Wednesday about the legal argument used by climate activists seeking to push a ban on coal and oil trains through downtown.
Tue., July 11, 2017
Spokane City Council to consider climate change law following departure from Paris accords
Mayor David Condon said the city has been aggresively working toward green energy solutions and shouldn’t be meddling in international affairs. City Council President Ben Stuckart said action is needed …
Mon., July 10, 2017, 1:38 p.m.
Al Franken and David Letterman collaborate on climate change video series
David Letterman joins Sen. Al Franken for video series on the politics and science of climate change.
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
G-20 shut Trump out on climate, strike deal on trade
World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change Saturday, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
California governor plans to host 2018 global climate summit
California Gov. Jerry Brown plans to convene a climate conference next year, his latest action to position the state as a leader in battling global warming as the White House …
Mon., July 3, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
Forecaster says budget cuts could hurt hurricane predictions
Recent progress in forecasting the intensity of hurricanes – which has lagged behind storm track forecasting – could be undermined by proposed cuts in federal funding for tropical weather research, …
Sun., July 2, 2017, 7:06 p.m.
New Florida law lets any resident challenge what’s taught in science classes
Any resident in Florida can now challenge what kids learn in public schools, thanks to a new law that science education advocates worry will make it harder to teach evolution …
Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:54 p.m.
Europeans line up behind Paris accord, free trade before G-20
European leaders said Thursday they are ready to defend the Paris climate accord and free trade when they face President Donald Trump at the Group of 20 summit. German Chancellor …
UPDATED: Thu., June 29, 2017, 9:20 p.m.
Climate change up close: Southern, poor counties will suffer
A study published in the journal Science details economic effects of climate change on poor and Southern counties in the U.S.
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly
Dozens of flights have been delayed and canceled out of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Tuesday as the city – and much of the region – withers under another day of …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
Too hot to handle: Study shows Earth’s killer heat worsens
Killer heat is getting worse, a new study shows. Deadly heat waves like the one now broiling the American West are bigger killers than previously thought and they are going …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
From Phoenix to Sacramento, West sweats through worst heat wave in decades
All-time heat records could be in jeopardy in the Southwest this week as a dome of hot, high pressure settles over the region. Triple-digit highs are in the forecast from …
Sat., June 17, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Merkel: Pope wants her to fight to save Paris climate deal
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Francis encouraged her to work to preserve the historic Paris climate accord despite the U.S. withdrawal from it and shared her goal to “bring …
Sat., June 17, 2017
Outside View: Nation can build toward better climate policy
A more realistic environmental agenda – one that allows Trump and his Republican allies in Congress to remain true to conservative principles – is not hard to imagine.
Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
Southwest U.S. preps for 120 temps
When bracing for 120 degrees, it’s all about the water. Drinking it, splashing in it to stay cool, and drinking it some more. A lot more.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 5:48 a.m.
Climate change could burn a hole in Forest Service’s budget
Climate change appears to be fueling more wildfires as forest service officials are increasingly concerned they don’t have the funds to effectively handle another devastating season.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 4:23 p.m.
Nature Conservancy weighs potential carbon tax measure in Washington
Saying there’s a huge opportunity to move forward on climate change, The Nature Conservancy is weighing a potential carbon-tax ballot measure to put before voters as early as next year.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Cities need state help to meet Paris climate goal
Despite Trump’s decision to withdraw, U.S. cities could achieve about 36 percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions reductions required to meet America’s share of the goal international leaders set …
Sat., June 10, 2017
Charles Krauthammer: Trump’s tweets drown out policy debates
Trump was elected to do politically incorrect – and needed – things like withdrawing from Paris. He was not elected to do crazy things, starting with his tweets.
Thu., June 8, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Faster-moving sea ice forces polar bears to use more energy
Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:30 p.m.
Brazil’s rollback of environmental rules a blow to Paris climate pact
Brazil is considering measures that would roll back environmental protections and make it difficult to meet its Paris climate accord targets – a signal it is stepping back from its …