Stories tagged: global warming
Tue., May 30, 2017, 4:58 p.m.
U.N. chief urges action on climate change as Trump debates
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres made an impassioned appeal Tuesday for the world to intensify action to combat climate change and implement the Paris Agreement to limit carbon emissions as President …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 5:27 p.m.
Shell CEO says climate change is real, but energy demand growth is ‘unstoppable’
Ben van Beurden, the chief executive of Royal Dutch Shell, took time to speak to The Washington Post on May 17 during a visit to Washington, and he touched on …
Mon., May 22, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
Boise State awarded $1.7 million to research climate change, birds
Boise State University researchers have been awarded a $1.7 million U.S. Department of Defense grant to monitor the effects of climate change on bird migration.
Thu., May 18, 2017, 10:21 a.m.
Thanks to global warming, Antarctica is starting to turn green
Researchers in Antarctica have discovered rapidly growing banks of mosses on the ice continent’s northern peninsula, providing striking evidence of climate change in the coldest and most remote parts of …
Wed., May 17, 2017, 5:42 a.m.
All but two countries are in the Paris climate agreement. U.S. could be the third.
One of Donald Trump’s prominent campaign promises – to pull out of the Paris climate agreement, a 2015 U.N. accord that aims to combat climate change – may soon become …
UPDATED: Thu., May 11, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Tillerson says U.S. won’t be rushed on climate change policies
Arctic nations have renewed calls for the world to address climate warming, but U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says the United States will not rush to make a decision …
UPDATED: Mon., May 8, 2017, 8:07 p.m.
EPA dismisses half of key board’s scientific advisers; Interior suspends more than 200 advisory panels
Both the Environmental Protection Agency and the Interior Department are overhauling a slew of outside advisory boards that inform how their agencies assess the science underpinning policies, the first step …
Fri., April 28, 2017, 6:20 a.m.
Thousands of protesters expected for People’s Climate March in D.C.
Environmentalists will once again rally in the nation’s capital this weekend, this time for the People’s Climate March.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 3:23 p.m.
Q-and-A with climate activist Bill McKibben ahead of this weekend’s People’s Climate March
When demonstrators flock to Washington on Saturday for the next iteration of the People’s Climate March – a date that coincides with the 100th day of the Trump administration – …
Wed., April 26, 2017, 4:20 p.m.
Scientists keep increasing their projections for how much the oceans will rise this century
A report by a leading research body monitoring the Arctic has found that previous projections of global sea level rise for the end of the century could be too low, …
Mon., April 24, 2017, 1:55 p.m.
At least global warming may get Americans off the couch more
Global warming’s milder winters will likely nudge Americans off the couch more in the future, a rare, small benefit of climate change, a new study finds.
Thu., April 20, 2017, 5:25 a.m.
Report: Can’t blame El Nino as global temps spike in March
In what scientists call a clear sign of a warming world, Earth’s temperatures in March were the most above-normal on record without an El Nino spiking temperatures.
Fri., April 14, 2017, 11 a.m.
Trump’s EPA chief wants ‘exit’ from Paris climate agreement
President Donald Trump’s top environment official called for an “exit” from the historic Paris agreement Thursday in what appeared to be the first time such a high-ranking official has so …
Thu., April 13, 2017, 6 a.m.
Polar explorer Will Steger to speak on climate in Spokane
Polar explorer Will Steger will be in Spokane this month to present a free program, “Eyewitness to Climate Change.”
UPDATED: Tue., April 11, 2017, 4:16 p.m.
Climate change a character in Discovery’s ‘Deadliest Catch’
The waters off Alaska that provide the livelihood for the show’s real-life stars warmed by a dramatic 4 degrees in one year. The cold water-loving crab is depleted in the …
Mon., April 10, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Climate change could destroy far more of the Arctic’s frozen soil than we expected
Climate change could cause another 4 million square kilometers, or about 1.5 million square miles, of permafrost to disappear with every additional degree Celsius, or 1.8 degrees Fahrenheit, of warming, …
Sat., April 1, 2017
Act locally to resist climate change rollbacks
Trump’s beliefs about climate change and carbon emissions and economic impacts are an affront to science.
UPDATED: Tue., March 28, 2017, 10:56 p.m.
Trump, in break from other world leaders, digs in on coal
Declaring “the start of a new era” in energy production, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Tuesday that he said would revive the coal industry and create jobs.
Wed., March 22, 2017, 3:53 p.m.
Gov. Inslee to speak at United Nations about climate change
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee will appear at the United Nations to talk about climate change. Inslee was flying to New York Wednesday and was to speak before the U.N.’s General …
Wed., March 22, 2017, 1:17 p.m.
Arctic sets record for low levels of sea ice
Floating sea ice at the top of the world has set another troubling record for its low spatial extent, shattering a prior record set just two years ago for this …
Tue., March 21, 2017, 7:52 p.m.
Report: Climate outlook improves as fewer coal plants built
Led by cutbacks in China and India, construction of new coal-fired power plants is falling worldwide, improving chances climate goals can be met despite earlier pessimism, three environmental groups said …
Wed., March 15, 2017, 5:36 p.m.
Great Barrier Reef bleaching again; scientists say only swift climate action can save it
Last year the Great Barrier Reef saw unprecedented bleaching due to extremely warm ocean temperatures. It was the reef’s third and worst severe bleaching event. But now, scientists say, yet …
Wed., March 15, 2017, 3:35 p.m.
Americans’ worries about global warming are rising
Public concern about climate change in the U.S. is at an all-time high, according to a new Gallup survey – although not too high. Forty-five percent of the poll’s respondents …
UPDATED: Wed., March 15, 2017, 7:34 p.m.
Change to fuel economy standards could impact consumers
President Donald Trump plans to re-examine federal fuel economy requirements for new cars and trucks. The requirements were a centerpiece of President Barack Obama’s strategy to combat global warming. But …
Sun., March 12, 2017, 9:10 p.m.
Conservation group maps land protection strategy in Northwest states
A conservation group has created maps identifying key landscapes in three Western states most likely to sustain native species amid climate change and is distributing money to protect private lands …
Thu., March 9, 2017, 1:02 p.m.
EPA chief: Carbon dioxide not primary cause of warming
The new chief of the Environmental Protection Agency said Thursday he does not believe that carbon dioxide is a primary contributor to global warming, a statement at odds with mainstream …
UPDATED: Tue., March 7, 2017, 12:38 p.m.
Trump set to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements
The Trump administration is moving to roll back federal fuel-economy requirements that would have forced automakers to significantly increase the efficiency of new cars and trucks. The requirements were a …
UPDATED: Wed., March 1, 2017, 6:29 p.m.
White House proposes cutting EPA staff by one-fifth, eliminating key programs
The Office of Management and Budget has suggested deep cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency’s budget that would reduce its staff by one-fifth in the first year and eliminate several …
UPDATED: Tue., Feb. 28, 2017, 5:55 p.m.
Early bird special: Spring pops up super early in much of U.S.
Spring has sprung early in much of the U.S., bringing celebrations of shorts weather mixed with unease about climate gone askew. Scientists said Tuesday this could be a potentially record …
Thu., Feb. 23, 2017, 3:02 p.m.
Study: Global warming is shrinking river vital to 40M people
Global warming is already shrinking the Colorado River, the most important waterway in the American Southwest, and it could reduce the flow by more than a third by the end …