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  • Study finds hummingbirds migrate earlier

    CHARLESTON, S.C. – Ruby-throated hummingbirds are migrating to North America weeks earlier than in decades past, and research indicates that higher temperatures in their winter habitat may be the reason. …


  • NW coal port hearing draws 800 at fairgrounds

    Eight hundred people poured into Spokane County Fair and Expo Center on Tuesday afternoon to debate a proposed coal port facility in northwest Washington. Proponents stressed jobs; environmentalists talked about …


  • Field reports: Kokanee fishing to reopen at Lake PO

    FISHING – For the first time since 1999, anglers will be allowed to harvest kokanee in Lake Pend Oreille starting in 2013 under fishing regulations adopted Thursday by the Idaho …


  • Tribes discuss climate change

    WASHINGTON – Quinault Tribal President Fawn Sharp recalls how her heart sank as she looked from a helicopter over the Olympic Mountains glacier that once fed the river carrying the …


  • Longtime environmental activist receives award

    Long before most Americans knew about global warming, Julian Powers was sounding the alarm. In lectures on college campuses, at Earth Day fairs and through letters to the editor, the …


  • Yellowstone gift shop encourages patrons’ care for climate

    The gift shop at Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel is one of a kind. Who would ever think that bison dung would be a product to purchase in a national park? …


  • Obama: ‘Meaningful breakthrough’ on climate change

    President Barack Obama said the United States, China and several other countries reached an “unprecedented breakthrough” Friday to curb greenhouse gas emissions — including a mechanism to verify compliance — …


  • Amy Goodman: Climate justice isn’t charity

    COPENHAGEN – Denmark is the home of renowned children’s author Hans Christian Andersen. Copenhagen is dotted with historical spots where Andersen lived and wrote. “The Little Mermaid” was one of …


  • U.S. pushes for carbon cuts in developing world

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – With an offer of significant new aid to help poor nations cope with the effects of global warming, the Obama administration began a major diplomatic effort Thursday …


  • U.S., Japan extend aid to developing nations

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark – As President Barack Obama prepared to visit the historic climate conference here, there were signs Wednesday of a break in the impasse between rich and developing nations. …


  • Draft texts stir climate talks

    COPENHAGEN – A leaked Danish document at the U.N. climate conference provoked angry criticism Tuesday from developing countries and activists who feared it would shift more of the burden to …


  • China says it will cut greenhouse gases

    BEIJING – China pledged Thursday to increase its efforts to limit greenhouse gases and said that Premier Wen Jiabao would attend the Copenhagen climate summit next month. The announcements came …


  • Joint climate statement hazy

    BEIJING – A joint statement by the U.S. and Chinese presidents on climate change is encouraging as pressure builds in the last few weeks before a 192-nation conference in Copenhagen, …


  • Nation in brief: Residents’ doubts grow on global warming

    Washington – Americans seem to be cooling toward global warming. In a poll of 1,500 adults by the Pew Research Center for the People & the Press, released Thursday, the …


  • EPA unveils climate change proposal

    WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday unveiled a detailed proposal for using the government’s regulatory powers to curb greenhouse gas emissions – reassuring foreign allies on the U.S. …


  • Senate bill tougher on emissions

    WASHINGTON – Senate Democrats are pushing for a 20 percent cut in greenhouse gases by 2020 – deeper than what the House has passed and what President Barack Obama wants …


  • New global climate pact possible, but with wrinkle

    Several world leaders Tuesday gave the most decisive indication in months that they would work to revive floundering negotiations aimed at securing a new international climate pact. But the vision …


  • China could set pace on climate

    UNITED NATIONS – China’s ambition to grow quickly but cleanly soon may vault it to “front-runner” status – far ahead of the United States – in taking on global warming, …


  • Greenhouse gas limits targeted

    WASHINGTON – Two industry groups have filed suit in federal court in an attempt to keep the federal government and the state of California from moving ahead with new greenhouse …


  • Ice melt sends walruses ashore

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Thousands of walruses are congregating on Alaska’s northwest coast, a sign that their Arctic sea ice environment has been altered by climate change. Chad Jay, a U.S. …


  • Warming Arctic a reversal of 1,900 years of cooling

    WASHINGTON – The Arctic was cooling for 1,900 years because of a natural change in Earth’s orbit until greenhouse gas accumulation from the use of fossil fuels reversed the trend …


  • Council candidates split on global warming’s cause

    Only four of the dozen candidates running for Spokane City Council say human activity contributes significantly to global warming. The rest – including two incumbents – question what has become …


  • G-8 climate talks divide rich, poor countries

    L’AQUILA, Italy – The chasm between rich and poor on how to address climate change burst into the open at the G-8 summit Thursday, showing how difficult it will be …


  • G-8 leaders pledge emissions cuts

    L’AQUILA, Italy – Targeting global warming, President Barack Obama and other leaders of the world’s richest industrial countries pledged Wednesday to seek dramatic cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 …


  • Climate bill closer to passage

    WASHINGTON – House Democrats grew increasingly confident on Thursday that they have the votes to deliver on one of President Barack Obama’s highest priorities: a landmark effort to fight global …


  • Global warming bill to get vote

    WASHINGTON – Key Democrats reached a deal Tuesday that its supporters hope will lead to House passage of the biggest environmental bill in decades, one aimed at slowing the gradual, …


  • Cap-and-trade alternative sought

    WASHINGTON – A growing number of lawmakers who are deeply involved in the effort to reduce greenhouse gases and global warming are beginning to question “cap-and-trade,” the current hot-button solution …


  • Quelling global warming on science adviser’s plate

    WASHINGTON – Tinkering with Earth’s climate to chill runaway global warming – a radical idea once dismissed out of hand – is being discussed by the White House as a …


  • WSU professor mourns failed satellite

    What should have been among the most satisfying moments of George Mount’s career became one of the most disappointing as the project he and other climate researchers had worked on …


  • WSU professor in ‘shock’ after satellite crash

    What should have been among the most satisfying moments of George Mount’s career became one of the most disappointing as the project he and other climate researchers had worked on …

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