Stories tagged: climate
UPDATED: Mon., Oct. 21, 2019, 5:33 p.m.
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, 11:02 p.m.
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, 5:22 p.m.
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, 2:41 p.m.
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, 4:20 p.m.
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, 8:55 p.m.
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, 9:11 p.m.
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, 12:18 p.m.
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, 4:15 p.m.
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, 1:30 p.m.
Five major oil companies want a climate change lawsuit by King County thrown out.
Sat., Sept. 1, 2018, 8 a.m.
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, 4:31 p.m.
Ancient periods of cold and dry climate helped our species replace Neanderthals in Europe, a study suggests.
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
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, 5:33 p.m.
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, 5:32 p.m.
Exxon says it will give more details about how climate change could affect its business.
Fri., Nov. 3, 2017, 2:26 p.m.
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, 6 a.m.
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, 10:50 a.m.
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, 11:55 a.m.
Hurricane Jose weakened overnight and could become a tropical storm later Tuesday, according to the National Hurricane Center.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 9:35 p.m.
With four big hurricanes, a powerful earthquake and wildfires, it seems that nature recently has just gone nuts.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 9:45 p.m.
French, British and Dutch rescuers rushed aid to a heavily damaged string of Caribbean islands Thursday after Hurricane Irma left at least seven people dead and thousands homeless as it …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 10:06 p.m.
With time running out, tens of thousands of people fled Friday from the path of an increasingly menacing-looking Hurricane Harvey as it took aim at a wide swath of the …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 23, 2017, 2:04 p.m.
Tropical Storm Harvey is certain to strengthen and likely to take aim at the Gulf of Mexico coastline later this week, a prospect that has already sent spot gasoline prices …
Mon., Aug. 7, 2017, 1:19 p.m.
Mexican authorities prepared shelters, cleared storm drains and announced the closing of an airport near the Caribbean coast in anticipation of Tropical Storm Franklin’s arrival to the country’s Yucatan Peninsula.
UPDATED: Mon., July 31, 2017, 8:50 p.m.
In recent years, it has become increasingly common to frame the climate change problem as a kind of countdown – each year we emit more carbon dioxide, narrowing the window …
Mon., July 31, 2017, 11:51 a.m.
An Excessive Heat Warning is set to go into effect for much of the interior of Western Washington this week.
Wed., July 19, 2017, 9:21 a.m.
Grenada’s airport and businesses have reopened with authorities reporting no damage or flooding from Tropical Storm Don.
Tue., July 18, 2017, 11:13 a.m.
The first half of 2017 was the second warmest on record for Earth, only behind last year.