Stories tagged: global warming
UPDATED: Sun., Aug. 19, 2018, 1:56 p.m.
The years with the most acres burned by wildfires have some of the hottest temperatures, an Associated Press analysis of fire and weather data found. As human-caused climate change has …
Sat., June 23, 2018, 6 a.m.
Washington warmed slowest of all states over past 30 years – but what does it mean for climate change?
Thirty years ago this week, NASA climate expert James Hansen gave groundbreaking testimony before Congress. He told them that human-caused global warming was already happening.
Fri., June 22, 2018, 11:23 a.m.
Across the U.S., reservoirs that supply drinking water and lakes used for recreation are experiencing toxins from algae blooms with growing frequency. The trend represents another impact of global warming …
Thu., May 10, 2018, 6:01 p.m.
King County is suing five major oil companies after it says the companies deliberately looked to downplay and discredit scientific warnings about the risks of global warning.
Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 3:34 p.m.
Scientists have some sobering news about the future of our planet: Even if humans manage to meet the temperature target set forth in the Paris climate change agreement, record-breaking weather …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 13, 2018, 3:55 p.m.
The Trump administration is targeting federal funding for studying and tracking climate change while boosting the continued burning of planet-warming fossil fuels.
UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 1, 2018, 10:16 p.m.
Members of the Idaho House Education Committee on Thursday continued to balk at proposed new school science standards that deal with climate change, even as public testimony came in 100 …
Fri., Jan. 19, 2018, 10:07 a.m.
Winter is off to a late start in parts of the nation’s largest – and usually coldest – state.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 7:40 a.m.
President Donald Trump says the East Coast “could use a little bit of that good old Global Warming” as bitterly cold temperatures are expected to freeze large swaths of the …
Fri., Nov. 17, 2017
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is among the leaders of Americans who, like the leaders of every other nation on earth, intend to keep working to slow global warming.
Wed., Nov. 15, 2017, 3:31 p.m.
The Grammy-winning musician appeared in Shanghai this week to debut a song titled “100 Years,” which he described as “a postcard, a sarcastic one, to the people who should be …
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 8, 2017, 10:03 p.m.
WASHINGTON – Ever-higher temperatures are melting the ice sheets faster than projected. Sea level is rising. International efforts to reduce greenhouse gases are taking longer than expected. It’s a nightmare …
Thu., Oct. 19, 2017, 12:03 p.m.
America within a few years could be extracting oil from federal waters in the Arctic Ocean, but it won’t be from a remote drilling platform.
Fri., Oct. 13, 2017
Legendary independent journalist I.F. “Izzy” Stone often cautioned, “All governments lie.” But even Izzy would have been dizzy with the deluge of lies pouring out of the Trump administration, including …
Thu., Oct. 12, 2017, 9:45 a.m.
After hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria blitzed the nation, most Americans think weather disasters are getting more severe and see global warming’s fingerprints.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 6, 2017, 3:36 p.m.
The Trump administration is moving to roll back the centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s efforts to slow global warming, seeking to ease restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 2, 2017, 8:48 p.m.
Americans want their local officials to take on the challenge of battling global warming now that President Donald Trump is withdrawing the nation an international climate change agreement.
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
An enormous Antarctic glacier has given up an iceberg over 100 square miles in size, the second time in two years it has lost such a large piece in a …
Tue., Sept. 19, 2017, 12:28 p.m.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is in New York and Connecticut this week for talks on climate change.
Mon., Sept. 18, 2017, 12:31 p.m.
Earth just sweated through the third hottest August and summer on record.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Scientists say one-third of the ice stored in Asia’s glaciers will be lost by the end of the century even if the world manages to meet its ambitious goal of …
Mon., Sept. 11, 2017
No one had trouble accepting science as authoritative last month when it predicted to the very minute a solar eclipse that darkened a great swath of America.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017
Last weekend, we traveled to Houston to see Harvey’s impact up close. It quickly became clear that we were witnessing the fallout from twin disasters: climate change and racism.
Fri., Sept. 1, 2017
You can’t attribute any given weather event to climate change, but human-induced climate change is making extreme weather events stronger and more frequent, more costly, more deadly.
Wed., Aug. 9, 2017, 5 p.m.
With articles about climate change going viral on social media, reports of extreme weather events and melting glaciers circling in the news, and the president’s recent decision to leave the …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017, 10:08 p.m.
Directly contradicting President Donald Trump, a draft report produced by 13 federal agencies concludes that the United States is already feeling the negative impacts of climate change, with a stark …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
The mayor said this week he had continued concerns about the future costs of some of the covenants agreed to by the City Council last month. Spokane has already taken …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
As an organization that uses a lot of energy and emits pollution, the city is squarely within its purview to identify and adopt ways of saving gas, using less energy …
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 …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
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.