The governors of Oregon and Washington agree to add new controls on carbon emissions as part of a West Coast strategy to address climate change.
Seattle's environmental community came out in full force to give Governor Inslee and other politicians ideas about how to lower the state's greenhouse gas emissions.
A recent study found that children around the world will bear the brunt of the impact of climate change. Children in Seattle are calling for adults to take action.
Climate change models are predicting hotter summers in the Northwest, and experts say the health risks from that heat are higher in places known as urban heat islands.
Some researchers think cutting soot and methane emissions could significantly reduce global warming effects. But a Northwest study has found that it might not reduce effects that much.
The prospect of exporting coal from Wyoming and Montana to be sold on the Asian market has many raising questions about the local and regional environmental impacts of moving that coal through the Northwest. But how is climate change playing into the debate over coal exports?
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee says he wants to defeat climate change. Rather than taxing carbon or pursuing a cap-and-trade system to restrict the emission of greenhouse gases, the Democratic state executive wants more clean energy research and development.
A half-dozen Northwest ports are considering building terminals to export coal to Asia. In this EarthFix Conversation, Ashley Ahearn talks to climate expert Steve Davis about what mining, transporting and burning American coal looks like in terms of CO2 emissions.
While Northwest residents confront a winter snow blast, new research is pointing to climate change as a possible reason that harsh Arctic weather is pushing into some lower latitudes.
Today marks the beginning of what’s called the king tides season. These higher-than-usual tides offer a glimpse of how rising sea levels from global climate change could affect the state’s coastal areas. Grab a camera and use our maps to find out where and when to look for king tides along the Pacific Northwest coast.
Despite an especially wet winter and spring this year in the Northwest, research has shown that average temperatures have risen and snowpack has decreased since the mid 1900’s. But are these recent changes a human-caused anomaly, or just part of normal climate patterns? A new study in the journal Science sheds some light on that debate.