Stories tagged: climate
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 21, 2020
Adding whipped cream to millions of Starbucks Corp. drinks emits 50 times as much greenhouse gas as the company’s private jet. Overall, dairy products are the biggest source of carbon …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 16, 2020
CEO Satya Nadella said Thursday that the commitment will happen “not just across our direct emissions, but across our supply chain, too.”
UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 14, 2020
NEW YORK – BlackRock, the world’s largest asset manager, will make climate change central to its investment decisions. Founder and CEO Laurence Fink, who oversees the management of about $7 …
Thu., Jan. 2, 2020
A major insurer is limiting its coverage of companies in the fossil fuel business, citing concerns about climate change.
Sat., Dec. 21, 2019
Inslee’s proposed $273 million in spending on programs to potentially impact climate change this century. His supplemental budget request for protecting children and teachers in seismically unsafe schools is $10 …
Mon., Dec. 9, 2019
More than 600 institutional investors managing a whopping $37 trillion in client assets called Monday for governments to step up their efforts against climate change.
Mon., Dec. 2, 2019
China burns about half the coal used globally each year. Between 2000 and 2018, its annual carbon emissions nearly tripled, and it now accounts for about 30% of the world’s …
Sun., Dec. 1, 2019
The desperate search for ways to help the world’s coral reefs rebound from the devastating effects of climate change has given rise to some radical solutions.
UPDATED: Wed., Oct. 23, 2019
The Trump administration on Wednesday moved to topple California as a leading voice against climate change, charging in a federal lawsuit that the state exceeded its constitutional authority by joining …
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019
New York’s attorney general is accusing Exxon Mobil of lying to investors about how profitable the company will remain as governments impose stricter regulations designed to combat global warming.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 20, 2019
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.
Wed., July 10, 2019
A report produced for some of the world’s biggest institutional investors finds many companies in high-emission industries aren’t doing enough to respond to climate change.
Thu., July 4, 2019
A climate study has estimated that Seattle’s costs associated with sea level rise could be more than $23.8 billion by 2040.
Wed., July 3, 2019
Scientists from 17 nations, including the United States, Russia and China, are preparing for a year-long mission to the central Arctic to study the impact climate change is having on …
UPDATED: Thu., April 4, 2019
Climatologists in Alaska say unusually high temperatures set records in March and likely are a reflection of the upward warming climate trend
Tue., March 26, 2019
Global energy experts released grim findings Monday, saying that not only are planet-warming carbon-dioxide emissions still increasing, but the world’s growing thirst for energy has led to higher emissions from …
UPDATED: Sun., Feb. 24, 2019
Idaho and Washington could be headed for an abnormally dry summer. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration recently issued a climate prediction showing a worsening outlook for drought across the …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2018
Divisions deepened at the U.N. climate talks Thursday, pitting rich nations against poor ones, oil exporters against vulnerable island nations, and those governments prepared to act on global warming against …
Sun., Dec. 2, 2018
Negotiators from around the world opened the United Nations’ annual climate change conference Sunday in a Polish city built around mining coal, widely seen as a main culprit behind global …
Tue., Oct. 23, 2018
If the world’s largest companies live up to the promises they’ve made to slow climate change, together they could reduce emissions by an amount equal to those of Germany.
Mon., Sept. 3, 2018
Five major oil companies want a climate change lawsuit by King County thrown out.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018
We get different weather patterns depending on a few conditions, such as how much sun the land gets, if the land is near mountains or ocean, and how air circulates …
Mon., Aug. 27, 2018
Ancient periods of cold and dry climate helped our species replace Neanderthals in Europe, a study suggests.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018
While some politicians are trying very hard right now to remain blind to the role of climate change in wildfires, the fact that global warming is driving the growth of …
Sat., Dec. 23, 2017
The Pacific Northwest is coming out of a short dry spell and returning to weather patterns that are more typical of La Nina winters, according to climate experts.
Tue., Dec. 12, 2017
Exxon says it will give more details about how climate change could affect its business.
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee leaves next week for an 11-day trip to Switzerland, Germany and Italy to talk about apprenticeships, aerospace and climate.
Mon., Oct. 16, 2017
Jefferson County, Texas, is among the low-lying coastal areas of America that could lose the most as the ice caps melt and the seas warm and rise. At the same …
Thu., Sept. 21, 2017
A Montana climate study found the state’s average temperature continues to increase, winter snowpack is decreasing and the fire and growing seasons are lasting longer while drought conditions are expected …
Tue., Sept. 12, 2017
Hurricane Jose weakened overnight and could become a tropical storm later Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.