Stories tagged: climate
Tue., Oct. 18, 2016, 9:53 a.m.
Federal meteorologists say Earth’s 16-month streak of record high temperatures is finally over.
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 10, 2016, 3:58 p.m.
Rivers are rising to record crests in North Carolina after more than 17 inches of rain fell during Hurricane Matthew. Water rose over a levee on the Lumber River in …
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 7:23 p.m.
The European Union ratified the international Paris agreement on climate change late Tuesday, fulfilling the second and final condition for the accord to go into force later this year.
Tue., Oct. 4, 2016, 4:39 p.m.
Airlines are canceling some flights to the Caribbean and even the mainland U.S. as Hurricane Matthew is expected to spin toward Florida later this week.
Mon., Sept. 26, 2016, 2:37 p.m.
A new study paints a picture of an Earth that is warmer than it has been in about 120,000 years, and is locked into eventually hitting its hottest mark in …
Fri., Sept. 23, 2016, 3:52 p.m.
Two tornados touched down hundreds of miles apart in Utah, damaging about two dozen buildings and knocking out power to thousands of people.
Wed., Sept. 21, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
Earlier this year, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump sparked the ire of scientists and climate activists when he vowed to “cancel the Paris climate agreement” once in office. Now, hundreds …
Thu., Sept. 15, 2016, 2 p.m.
Earlier this year, it appeared that we might be on pace for a startling new record in the Arctic. Back in May, the area of the Arctic Ocean covered by …
Fri., Sept. 9, 2016, 11:36 a.m.
What kind of weather might the Northwest be in for this fall and winter? Well, one meaningful clue came when federal forecasters at the National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center …
Tue., Sept. 6, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
City leaders in central Oregon are considering adopting a plan to tackle climate change, but it’s not clear yet whether the plan’s benefits will outweigh its cost.
Mon., Sept. 5, 2016, 1:34 p.m.
Rapidly strengthening Tropical Storm Newton drenched parts of western Mexico on Monday as it headed north toward the Baja California peninsula, where it threatens to strike near the resorts of …
Thu., Sept. 1, 2016, 1:10 p.m.
The storm bearing down on Florida’s northwest coast strengthened into Hurricane Hermine on Thursday afternoon and is on its way to becoming the first hurricane to strike Florida in 11 …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 9:39 a.m.
Preparing for what could be the first hurricane to make landfall in Hawaii in years, residents on the Big Island are stocking up on food and water and seeking shelter …
Wed., Aug. 31, 2016, 5:26 a.m.
Heavy rain from Typhoon Lionrock flooded towns across Japan’s north and left at least 11 people dead, most of them elderly residents at a nursing home who could not escape …
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:44 a.m.
Business owners, beachgoers, and fishing captains on North Carolina’s Outer Banks were warily watching tropical weather Monday that could rain out one of the last busy weeks of the summer.
Mon., Aug. 29, 2016, 9:41 a.m.
Iceland’s Meteorological Office says two earthquakes early Monday rocked the caldera of Katla, one of the country’s largest volcanos.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:23 a.m.
A wave of severe storms produced at least a dozen tornadoes in Indiana and Ohio, damaging homes and businesses but causing no serious injuries, authorities said Thursday, as crews worked …
Fri., July 8, 2016, 10:31 a.m.
Drought conditions in Oregon are worsening, even though the year’s precipitation has been close to average.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 5:06 p.m.
The cod isn’t just a fish to David Goethel. It’s his identity, his ticket to middle-class life, his link to a historic industry.
Mon., June 27, 2016, 9:47 a.m.
U ANSTED, W.Va. – Two men who were presumed dead when a camper was swept away in rushing waters during the West Virginia floods have been found alive, officials said …
Mon., May 30, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Tropical Depression Bonnie and its heavy rains dissipated over South Carolina on Monday, as a wet Memorial Day holiday weekend comes to an end in the area.
Sat., May 28, 2016, 10:26 a.m.
The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting public input for its review of the federal coal program.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 2:46 p.m.
Idaho water managers say they will step up funding for a cloud seeding program that’s already been credited with increasing the state’s mountain snowpack.
Fri., May 27, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict …
Sun., May 22, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Washington’s wildfire season got off to an abrupt and early start this month when two separate blazes tore through dry, steep forest, fueling worries about what lies ahead.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
A cyclone unleashed heavy rain and strong winds on Bangladesh’s southern coastal region on Saturday, killing at least 11 people and forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
Measurements show the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped by the biggest amount on record last month, a rise amplified by El Nino, scientists say.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
A wet and cooler spring has eased drought concerns over parts of western Montana, but severe drought conditions remain along the Rocky Mountain Front after two straight winters of lower …
Sun., May 15, 2016, 3 p.m.
SEATTLE – Authorities cleared the railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in Washington state, after a two-day shutdown. About 150 people spent the night in …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Springtime storms developed in parts of the Midwest and South on Wednesday, with forecasters warning that hail and high winds would be a bigger concern than tornadoes.