Stories tagged: climate
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, 11:35 a.m.
Strong storms could spawn some tornadoes as they dump heavy rain on several states across the South through Friday, forecasters predict.
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 8, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Whole Foods Market Inc. is embracing solar power. The Austin, Texas-based grocery chain has signed agreements with SolarCity and NRG Energy Inc. to install rooftop solar units at up to …
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.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
The National Weather Service says Seattle has broken a record for winter rainfall.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Collisions, heavy snowfall and the related threat of avalanches have delayed traffic on the state’s busiest mountain pass far more frequently this winter than in recent years.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday an agreement with an energy cooperative that could lead to the building of small commercial nuclear reactors at an eastern Idaho federal nuclear …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Governors from 17 states are committing to work together to seek cleaner energy and transportation, and to build a better electrical grid.
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
The region’s mid-winter snow pack is near normal. If the snowpack continues to grow through April 1, the Northwest will return to normal water conditions this summer.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 8:59 p.m.
Last weekend’s blizzard was the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the Northeast in at least 66 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
A forecast for rain and snow at higher elevations in the Cascade Mountains could also cause dangerous avalanche conditions for travelers and recreationists.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
For the past 12 months the average surface temperature across the globe was 58.47 Fahrenheit, a 0.23-degree increase from 2014’s record-breaking average temperature of 58.24, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
Ski area managers aren’t dwelling on last year, and they don’t want customers to worry about a repeat performance this winter.
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015, 3:43 p.m.
Using everything from a customized DC-8 jetliner to ground radars to 4-inch rain gauges, scientists are fanning out across one of the soggiest places in the United States this month …
Tue., July 28, 2015
WASHINGTON – In California, they’re counting on it to end a historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic …
Wed., June 3, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review’s editorial page said the Jesuits chose Mount St. Michael, just north of Hillyard, as the site of its under-construction seminary for a …
Sat., May 2, 2015
Climate scientists are eager to study our unusual winter. By 2050, it could be the Northwest’s new normal. Average amounts of moisture fell over most of Washington, Idaho and Oregon …
Fri., May 1, 2015, 1:46 p.m.
Climate scientists are eager to study our unusual winter. By 2050, it could be the Northwest’s new normal.
Thu., Feb. 5, 2015, 1:18 p.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In a landmark event that could have many holding their breath, Pope Francis has agreed to address a joint meeting of Congress this fall. That sets the …
Wed., Sept. 10, 2014, 11:27 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth’s protective but fragile ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, …
Sat., April 12, 2014, 2:54 a.m.
BERLIN (AP) — After racing against the clock in an all-night session, the U.N.’s expert panel on climate change was putting the final touches Saturday on a scientific guide to …
Sat., Feb. 15, 2014, 5:13 a.m.
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia to discuss climate change and press authorities in Jakarta to step up efforts to combat it. Kerry …
Fri., Sept. 27, 2013, 1:08 a.m.
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Scientists can now say with extreme confidence that human activity is the dominant cause of the global warming observed since the 1950s, a new report by an …
Tue., June 25, 2013, 11:53 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama declared the debate over climate change and its causes obsolete Tuesday as he announced a wide-ranging plan to tackle pollution and prepare communities for …
Mon., June 24, 2013
Late in the last century, scientists published reams of data about Earth’s climate derived from ice cores taken from Greenland and the Antarctic. By drilling down into the polar ice …
Fri., Dec. 14, 2012, 12:13 a.m.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 4 out of 5 Americans now think temperatures are rising and that global warming will be a serious problem for the United States if nothing is …
Thu., Dec. 13, 2012, 3:54 p.m.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Seawater spread into several low-lying communities along the California coast Thursday morning as unusually high “king tides” pulled the Pacific Ocean farther ashore than normal. …