Stories tagged: global warming
Mon., Sept. 25, 2017, 11:33 a.m.
Key Antarctic glacier just lost a piece of ice four times the size of Manhattan
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.
Gov. Inslee on East Coast to discuss climate change
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 sweltered to 3rd-hottest August, summer on record
Earth just sweated through the third hottest August and summer on record.
Wed., Sept. 13, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Asia’s glaciers face massive melt from global warming, study says
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
Leonard Pitts Jr.: Deniers place big wager against science
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
Goodman: Events highlight climate change, racism
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
Goodman: Global warming ignored once again
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.
Review: Al Gore returns in ‘An Inconvenient Sequel’
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.
U.S. scientists contradict Trump’s climate claims
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.
Shawn Vestal: Measures to curb global warming are squarely within city’s purview
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 …
Fri., Aug. 4, 2017, 5 a.m.
Condon touts progress on environmental policies, chooses not to sign climate change ordinance
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 …
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 …
Tue., July 25, 2017, 1:56 p.m.
California governor extends climate change bill 10 years
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.
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: Wed., July 12, 2017, 3:48 p.m.
Scientists say massive iceberg has broken off in Antarctica
One of the biggest icebergs ever recorded, a trillion-ton behemoth more than seven times the size of New York City, has broken off of Antarctica, triggering disagreement among scientists over …
Tue., July 11, 2017
Spokane City Council to consider climate change law following departure from Paris accords
Mayor David Condon said the city has been aggresively working toward green energy solutions and shouldn’t be meddling in international affairs. City Council President Ben Stuckart said action is needed …
UPDATED: Sat., July 8, 2017, 1:23 p.m.
G-20 shut Trump out on climate, strike deal on trade
World powers lined up against U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change Saturday, reaffirming their support for international efforts to fight global warming.
Thu., July 6, 2017, 7:05 p.m.
California governor plans to host 2018 global climate summit
California Gov. Jerry Brown plans to convene a climate conference next year, his latest action to position the state as a leader in battling global warming as the White House …
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: Tue., June 20, 2017, 2:35 p.m.
It’s so hot in Phoenix that airplanes can’t fly
Dozens of flights have been delayed and canceled out of Phoenix Sky Harbor on Tuesday as the city – and much of the region – withers under another day of …
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 …
Mon., June 19, 2017, 1:32 p.m.
From Phoenix to Sacramento, West sweats through worst heat wave in decades
All-time heat records could be in jeopardy in the Southwest this week as a dome of hot, high pressure settles over the region. Triple-digit highs are in the forecast from …
Sat., June 17, 2017, 12:42 p.m.
Merkel: Pope wants her to fight to save Paris climate deal
German Chancellor Angela Merkel says Pope Francis encouraged her to work to preserve the historic Paris climate accord despite the U.S. withdrawal from it and shared her goal to “bring …
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, 4:23 p.m.
Nature Conservancy weighs potential carbon tax measure in Washington
Saying there’s a huge opportunity to move forward on climate change, The Nature Conservancy is weighing a potential carbon-tax ballot measure to put before voters as early as next year.
Sun., June 11, 2017, 12:19 p.m.
Cities need state help to meet Paris climate goal
Despite Trump’s decision to withdraw, U.S. cities could achieve about 36 percent of the total greenhouse gas emissions reductions required to meet America’s share of the goal international leaders set …
Thu., June 8, 2017, 2:06 p.m.
Faster-moving sea ice forces polar bears to use more energy
Rapid global warming has sped up the movement of sea ice off Alaska’s coasts, and already at-risk polar bears are paying a price, a new U.S. study says.
Wed., June 7, 2017, 6:40 p.m.
India’s rising temperatures are already deadly, study shows
India is now two and a half times more likely to experience a deadly heat wave than a half century ago, and all it took was an increase in the …
Wed., June 7, 2017, 8:57 a.m.
A look at how Trump’s climate moves affect the coal industry
President Donald Trump says withdrawing from a global climate change agreement will boost the U.S. economy, but existing market forces have had far more of an effect on the fossil …