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Jane Fonda is arrested during climate change protest in D.C. – exactly as she’d planned

Jane Fonda was arrested Friday in front of the U.S. Capitol as part of her efforts to join the fight against climate change.


UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 11, 2019, 9:01 a.m.

Birds in crisis: Report predicts drastic losses in Inland Northwest due to climate change

The bad news was delivered Thursday with the publication of an expansive and detailed National Audubon Society report examining how a warming climate will impact bird species throughout North America.


Climate change group not happy with Inslee

Not all groups fighting climate change are fans of Jay Inslee.


WDFW putting climate change, population growth at forefront of new planning process

Starting in 2020 WDFW will have a 25-year strategic plan. This, it’s hoped, will allow the agency tasked with preserving and protecting wildlife to better respond and adapt to a …


UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 2, 2019, 9:23 p.m.

Difficult but rewarding work: Planting trees to aid climate

Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower. But around the world, people are putting shovels to ground to help it happen.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 29, 2019, 5:57 p.m.

Restoring forests one tree at a time to help repair climate

Destruction of the forests can be swift. Regrowth is much, much slower. But around the world, people are putting shovels to ground to help it happen. In a corner of …


Spokane Public Schools includes climate change in curriculum, though striking students say it’s not enough

Last wekk’s climate protests highlighted an ongoing disconnect: While most states and many school districts have classroom standards that at least mention human-caused climate change, many teachers aren’t dealing with …


Amid chaos, hardy scientists trek to Venezuela’s last glacier

As their country falls apart, a hardy team of scientists in Venezuela is determined to transcend the turmoil to record what happens as the country’s last glacier vanishes


Greta: Grown-ups mock children because world view threatened

TORONTO – Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg said Friday she doesn’t understand why grown-ups and world leaders would mock children and teens for acting on science, responding to jibes about her …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 25, 2019, 4:21 p.m.

‘We’re all in big trouble’: Climate panel sees a dire future

Earth is in more hot water than ever before, and so are we, an expert United Nations climate panel warned in a grim new report Wednesday.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 9:02 p.m.

Spokane autism community responds to comments about teen climate activist

Fox News pundit Michael Knowles characterized teen climate activist Greta Thunberg as a “mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left.” But …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 11:28 a.m.

`Greta’: A young activist’s moment, praised and criticized

Sometimes, a moment and a person align. For 16-year-old Greta Thunberg – whether you admire her or dislike her, and there are plenty of passionate partisans in both camps – …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 24, 2019, 7:19 p.m.

Spokane urges state to adopt clean fuel standard

The Spokane City Council approved a resolution supporting a clean fuel standard in Washington.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 23, 2019, 10:09 p.m.

Climate change activists, demanding action, block Washington D.C. streets

Hundreds of activists blocked major intersections across the nation’s capital on Monday, demanding immediate government action on climate change.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 22, 2019, 8:52 p.m.

World leaders feel the heat in Monday’s climate summit

Only leaders who promise bold action are likely to be featured at United Nations climate action summit Monday.


Michael Parr: Do we care that the birds are disappearing?

Birds are a critical part of the natural food chain, and this loss of birds represents a loss of ecological integrity that, along with climate change, suggests that nature as …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 11:02 p.m.

Students strike for climate in Spokane, receiving praise from Gov. Inslee

Hundreds of supporters marched through the streets of downtown Spokane Friday afternoon, joining dozens of similar events nationwide and across the world sparked by a young climate activist in Sweden.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019, 2 p.m.

Scientists prepare for year-long expedition to Arctic center

Researchers from more than a dozen nations prepared Friday to launch the biggest and most complex expedition ever attempted in the central Arctic – a yearlong journey through the ice …


Amazon vows to cut emissions to combat climate change

Amazon, which delivers more than 10 billion items a year on fuel-guzzling planes, vans and trucks, vowed Thursday to cut the amount of damage it does to the environment and …


Students activists to be focus of Spokane climate strike Friday, even with Inslee on hand

The Spokane climate strike will start at noon on Friday at the Rotary Fountain in Riverfront Park. Students will share speeches and poetry at the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place outside …


AP-NORC Poll: Americans somewhat confident in climate fight

Most Americans are at least somewhat confident that the world will step up in its fight against global warming – but there are limits to their optimism.


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 17, 2019, 7:43 p.m.

Teen activist to lawmakers: Forget praise, work on climate

Members of Congress are hailing Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg as a “superpower” for her work to spark a worldwide, youth-driven push to fight climate change. But Thunberg is not impressed.


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 16, 2019, 9:03 p.m.

Big global climate protests on Friday get union support

Hundreds of thousands of people are expected to join worldwide demonstrations this week ahead of a U.N. climate summit in New York, as unions and some businesses lend their support …


UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 18, 2019, 9:41 a.m.

Beavers in Washington: a “sizzling hotbed of castor relocation”

More than a decade ago, before a water-loving rodent with a penchant for gnawing on trees became the


Kathleen Parker: A world on fire

A question for this moment: If the Earth’s lungs were on fire and the doctor refused to treat it, would there be cause for a third-party intervention?


Brendan Jones: We need the Tongass now more than ever

President Donald Trump’s decision to direct his agriculture secretary to explore opening America’s largest national forest to logging will cost the country its most substantial set of lungs, as well …


UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 29, 2019, 6:21 p.m.

US proposing easing rules on climate-changing oil emissions

The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed revoking Obama-era regulations on climate-changing methane leaks from many oil facilities, a move that environmental groups said was meant to renounce the agency’s …


UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 28, 2019, 8:31 p.m.

Teen activist sails across Atlantic to go to climate meeting

A 16-year-old Swedish climate activist who crossed the Atlantic on a zero-emissions sailboat to attend a conference on global warming approached New York City’s shores on Wednesday.


Alexandra Petri: Moon can’t bear watching Earth do this to itself

Gazing down with a vaguely orange tint at a new fire blossoming on the Earth where a fire should not be, the Moon confided that it felt sad and powerless …


Democrats quash climate debate push from activists

The Democratic National Committee is quashing a push from climate activists and some national party members who want a 2020 presidential primary debate devoted exclusively to the climate crisis.