Stories tagged: climate
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017, 5:33 p.m.
Climate researcher encouraged by weather
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 increase climate-change disclosures
Exxon says it will give more details about how climate change could affect its business.
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
Gov. Inslee set to travel to Switzerland, Germany and Italy
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.
In Harvey-hit county, some in GOP newly confront the climate
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.
Montana’s average temperature continues to increase, study shows
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.
Weakened Hurricane Jose could become tropical storm today
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.
Winds, fire, floods and quakes: A nutty run of nature
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.
Nations rush to help islands devastated by Hurricane Irma
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.
Fearsome Hurricane Harvey slams into Texas Gulf Coast
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.
A reborn Tropical Storm Harvey threatens Gulf, sending gasoline higher
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.
Mexico prepares as Tropical Storm Franklin approaches
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.
We have only a 5 percent chance of avoiding ‘dangerous’ global warming, study finds
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.
Heat warning issued for Western Washington
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 airport, businesses reopen as tropical storm fizzles
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.
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.
UPDATED: Tue., July 18, 2017, 2:21 p.m.
Tropical Storm Don lashes southeast Caribbean with heavy wind, rain
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.
Brewing Caribbean storm could become tropical cyclone in two days
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.
Land-use group tries to stop Oregon solar farm
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 takes clean energy pledge
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.
Likelihood of next Atlantic tropical depression drops slightly
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.
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, …
UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 3:09 p.m.
Cindy’s remnants: Street flooding from South to the Midwest
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 threatens Gulf Coast; Bret in Caribbean
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.
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 …
UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 8:15 a.m.
Energy chief: Carbon dioxide not prime driver of warming
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.
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.
Tue., June 13, 2017, 12:11 p.m.
Tropical system could form in Gulf of Mexico later this week
A tropical system could form in the Gulf of Mexico later this week, and forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami are keeping eye on it.
UPDATED: Fri., June 2, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Protests, new climate pledges after Trump’s Paris pullout
Environmental campaigners protested Friday against President Donald Trump’s decision to pull the United States out of the Paris climate accord, while nations around the world pledged to double down on …
UPDATED: Thu., June 1, 2017, 6:17 p.m.
Trump’s remarks on pulling out of climate accord
President Donald Trump’s remarks Thursday in the Rose Garden in which he announced the U.S. was pulling out of the Paris accord, as provided by the White House.
Thu., June 1, 2017, 3:42 p.m.
Meet the states seeking to fill the void after Trump dumped the climate pact
Leaders of California, Washington and other states said Thursday they will work to fill the international leadership vacuum created by