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We can brighten clouds to reflect heat and reduce global warming. But should we?

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 scenario that could soon demand an emergency response. What to do? One idea gaining traction is to seed marine clouds with salt water or other particles, increasing their potential to reflect solar rays, cooling the earth. It’s part of a nascent and controversial branch of science known as “sunlight reflection methods,” or SRM.

Gene Conley, a former WSU two-sport standout, died Tuesday

Gene Conley was a rare professional double dipper, winning championships in two sports.Conley won three NBA titles with the Boston Celtics and helped pitch the Milwaukee Braves to a World Series championship. The Boston Red Sox, for whom Conley played for from 1961-63, announced Tuesday Conley died. He was 86.

Wildfire burning near Hanford site

A wildfire burning in Benton County, Washington, shut down roads and forced the evacuation of some workers at the Hanford nuclear site.

Hanford workers report possible vapor exposure

Five Hanford workers received medical evaluations as a precaution after they and additional workers reported suspicious odors that could indicate the presence of chemical vapors at the nuclear reservation Tuesday morning.

Radiation alarm prompts order for workers to seek cover

Radiation warning alarms sounded Thursday at a former plutonium production plant in Washington state, prompting a take-cover order that sent about 350 workers seeking cover indoors during the demolition of a plant that for decades had helped make nuclear weapons.

Proposed budget could equal 1,000 jobs lost at PNNL in Richland

The budget proposed by the administration of President Donald Trump for the next fiscal year would result in a loss of more than 1,000 jobs at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Richland, according to a preliminary analysis done by lab leadership.