Stories tagged: climate
Fri., May 27, 2016, 11:17 a.m.
U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict …
Sun., May 22, 2016, 6:18 p.m.
Washington’s wildfire season got off to an abrupt and early start this month when two separate blazes tore through dry, steep forest, fueling worries about what lies ahead.
Sat., May 21, 2016, 8:45 a.m.
A cyclone unleashed heavy rain and strong winds on Bangladesh’s southern coastal region on Saturday, killing at least 11 people and forcing hundreds of thousands from their homes.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 5:02 p.m.
Measurements show the amount of heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air jumped by the biggest amount on record last month, a rise amplified by El Nino, scientists say.
Thu., May 19, 2016, 12:16 p.m.
A wet and cooler spring has eased drought concerns over parts of western Montana, but severe drought conditions remain along the Rocky Mountain Front after two straight winters of lower …
Sun., May 15, 2016, 3 p.m.
SEATTLE – Authorities cleared the railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists Sunday morning in Washington state, after a two-day shutdown. About 150 people spent the night in …
Wed., April 27, 2016, 9:48 a.m.
Springtime storms developed in parts of the Midwest and South on Wednesday, with forecasters warning that hail and high winds would be a bigger concern than tornadoes.
Tue., April 26, 2016, 6:56 a.m.
Forecasters are warning that severe storms could bring “significant” tornadoes and grapefruit-sized hail to the Great Plains on Tuesday, while severe thunderstorms and strong wind gusts are predicted for Mid-Atlantic …
Fri., April 22, 2016, 10:10 a.m.
Leaders from 171 countries began signing the Paris Agreement on climate change Friday as the landmark deal took a key step forward, potentially entering into force years ahead of schedule.
Thu., April 7, 2016, 12:04 p.m.
Most computer simulations of climate change are underestimating by at least one degree how warm the world will get this century, a new study suggests.
Mon., April 4, 2016, 3:11 p.m.
The federal government says man-made global warming is making America sicker and it’s only going to get worse.
Thu., March 31, 2016, 6:53 a.m.
A nearly average spring snowpack in the Sierra Nevada will likely prolong tough water conservation measures in drought-stricken California – although the restrictions could be loosened in some areas after …
Wed., March 30, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
Strong storms could spawn some tornadoes as they dump heavy rain on several states across the South through Friday, forecasters predict.
Wed., March 30, 2016, 9:17 a.m.
California drought surveyors will trudge through deep snow Wednesday to manually measure what could be close to a normal Sierra Nevada snowpack for this time of year, a key indicator …
Tue., March 8, 2016, 3:47 p.m.
Whole Foods Market Inc. is embracing solar power. The Austin, Texas-based grocery chain has signed agreements with SolarCity and NRG Energy Inc. to install rooftop solar units at up to …
Fri., Feb. 26, 2016, 5:57 p.m.
Doubt over man’s contribution to global warming, particularly through burning coal for power, is fueling a push by West Virginia lawmakers to block new science standards in schools.
Fri., Feb. 19, 2016, 8:59 a.m.
The National Weather Service says Seattle has broken a record for winter rainfall.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 1:35 p.m.
Collisions, heavy snowfall and the related threat of avalanches have delayed traffic on the state’s busiest mountain pass far more frequently this winter than in recent years.
Thu., Feb. 18, 2016, 11:35 a.m.
The U.S. Department of Energy announced Thursday an agreement with an energy cooperative that could lead to the building of small commercial nuclear reactors at an eastern Idaho federal nuclear …
Tue., Feb. 16, 2016, 11:33 a.m.
Governors from 17 states are committing to work together to seek cleaner energy and transportation, and to build a better electrical grid.
Thu., Feb. 4, 2016, 1:52 p.m.
The region’s mid-winter snow pack is near normal. If the snowpack continues to grow through April 1, the Northwest will return to normal water conditions this summer.
Thu., Jan. 28, 2016, 8:59 p.m.
Last weekend’s blizzard was the fourth most powerful snowstorm to hit the Northeast in at least 66 years, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Thursday.
Fri., Jan. 22, 2016, 1:06 p.m.
A forecast for rain and snow at higher elevations in the Cascade Mountains could also cause dangerous avalanche conditions for travelers and recreationists.
Wed., Jan. 20, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
For the past 12 months the average surface temperature across the globe was 58.47 Fahrenheit, a 0.23-degree increase from 2014’s record-breaking average temperature of 58.24, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric …
Sun., Dec. 20, 2015
Ski area managers aren’t dwelling on last year, and they don’t want customers to worry about a repeat performance this winter.
Tue., Nov. 10, 2015, 3:43 p.m.
Using everything from a customized DC-8 jetliner to ground radars to 4-inch rain gauges, scientists are fanning out across one of the soggiest places in the United States this month …
Tue., July 28, 2015
WASHINGTON – In California, they’re counting on it to end a historic drought; in Peru, they’ve already declared a pre-emptive emergency to prepare for devastating flooding. It’s both an economic …
Wed., June 3, 2015
From our archives, 100 years ago The Spokesman-Review’s editorial page said the Jesuits chose Mount St. Michael, just north of Hillyard, as the site of its under-construction seminary for a …
Sat., May 2, 2015
Climate scientists are eager to study our unusual winter. By 2050, it could be the Northwest’s new normal. Average amounts of moisture fell over most of Washington, Idaho and Oregon …
Fri., May 1, 2015, 1:46 p.m.
Climate scientists are eager to study our unusual winter. By 2050, it could be the Northwest’s new normal.