Stories tagged: climate
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 1:30 p.m.
Five major oil companies want a climate change lawsuit by King County thrown out.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8 a.m.
We get different weather patterns depending on a few conditions, such as how much sun the land gets, if the land is near mountains or ocean, and how air circulates …
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018, 4:31 p.m.
Ancient periods of cold and dry climate helped our species replace Neanderthals in Europe, a study suggests.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
While some politicians are trying very hard right now to remain blind to the role of climate change in wildfires, the fact that global warming is driving the growth of …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
The Pacific Northwest is coming out of a short dry spell and returning to weather patterns that are more typical of La Nina winters, according to climate experts.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017, 5:32 p.m.
Exxon says it will give more details about how climate change could affect its business.
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee leaves next week for an 11-day trip to Switzerland, Germany and Italy to talk about apprenticeships, aerospace and climate.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017, 6 a.m.
Jefferson County, Texas, is among the low-lying coastal areas of America that could lose the most as the ice caps melt and the seas warm and rise. At the same …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017, 10:50 a.m.
A Montana climate study found the state’s average temperature continues to increase, winter snowpack is decreasing and the fire and growing seasons are lasting longer while drought conditions are expected …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 11:55 a.m.
Hurricane Jose weakened overnight and could become a tropical storm later Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
French, British and Dutch rescuers rushed aid to a heavily damaged string of Caribbean islands Thursday after Hurricane Irma left at least seven people dead and thousands homeless as it …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
With time running out, tens of thousands of people fled Friday from the path of an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Harvey as it took aim at a wide swath of the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Tropical Storm Harvey is certain to strengthen and likely to take aim at the Gulf of Mexico coastline later this week, a prospect that has already sent spot gasoline prices …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Mexican authorities prepared shelters, cleared storm drains and announced the closing of an airport near the Caribbean coast in anticipation of Tropical Storm Franklin’s arrival to the country’s Yucatan Peninsula.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
In recent years, it has become increasingly common to frame the climate change problem as a kind of countdown – each year we emit more carbon dioxide, narrowing the window …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
An Excessive Heat Warning is set to go into effect for much of the interior of Western Washington this week.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Grenada’s airport and businesses have reopened with authorities reporting no damage or flooding from Tropical Storm Don.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
The first half of 2017 was the second warmest on record for Earth, only behind last year.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Tropical Storm Don began lashing the southeast Caribbean with heavy rain and wind on Tuesday as it approached the region after forming in the Atlantic Ocean.
Mon., July 17, 2017, 1:07 p.m.
A low pressure system churning across the Caribbean has about a 50 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone over the next two days, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Monday.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 9:39 a.m.
The land-use group 1000 Friends of Oregon is trying to block a large solar farm planned for prime agricultural land outside Medford.
Tue., July 11, 2017, 8:46 a.m.
Edmonds, Washington, has pledged to have clean, renewable energy powering its homes, offices and other buildings by 2025.
UPDATED: Wed., July 5, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
The Atlantic Ocean’s next tropical depression has a good chance of forming either Wednesday night or on Thursday, forecasters said.
Mon., July 3, 2017, 12:53 p.m.
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, …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
Tropical Depression Cindy spread drenching rains across the upper South on Friday, prompting flash flood warnings from the Mississippi valley to West Virginia as emergency planners urged those in its …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Tropical Storm Cindy formed Tuesday in the Gulf of Mexico and began churning heavy rain bands toward the northern Gulf Coast, where Louisiana shuttered flood gates and parts of three …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:39 a.m.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Monday he does not believe carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream scientific consensus but in line …
Fri., June 16, 2017, 3:47 p.m.
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.