Tag Archives: Climate Change

Northwest Forests Will Weather Climate Change Better Than Others In The West: Study

Climate change is expected to increase drought and wildfire vulnerability in forests across the West. But new research out of Oregon State University shows that some places will fare better than others. The Douglas fir forests of western Oregon and Washington are among the least susceptible to drought and fire over the next thirty years. This […]
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How did climate change initiatives do in the midterms? Some lost — but some won

A few initiatives designed to adapt to the effects of climate change passed. Climate change was on the ballot in cities and states across the United States last week. The results disappointed people who had hoped that in some states, at least, Americans were ready to tackle global warming. Of the high-profile initiatives aimed at […]
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The Evergreen State just rejected the Green Wave. Will it ever wash ashore?

With inaction at the federal level, maybe a single state can still be our best hope for broader action to combat global warming. The Evergreen State rejected the Green Wave last week. But there may yet be hope for it to one day wash ashore. This past summer, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee (D) pitched his state […]
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Megafires More Frequent Because Of Climate Change And Forest Management

Climate change as well as the way people have managed forests in the west are leading to more big fires. And more people live in harm’s way. Strong, dry winds are expected to continue through the early part of this week in California as the state battles several wildfires. The Camp Fire in Northern California, which […]
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Voters rejected most ballot measures aimed at curbing climate change

From Arizona to Colorado, voters reject measures to ramp up renewables and limit drilling. In Arizona, voters said no to accelerating the shift to renewable energy. In Colorado, they said no to an effort to sharply limit drilling on state-owned land. And a measure to make Washington the first state to tax carbon emissions appears […]
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Climate change was behind this summer’s extreme weather

We have developed sophisticated tools to diagnose the impact global warming is having on extreme weather events. Summer 2018 saw an unprecedented spate of extreme floods, droughts, heat waves and wildfires break out across North America, Europe and Asia. The scenes played out on our television screens and in our social media feeds. This is, […]
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Supreme Court won’t block children’s climate change lawsuit

The Supreme Court rejected the Trump administration’s request Friday to stop a lawsuit brought by youths who are seeking to hold the government accountable for failing to do enough to fight climate change. The administration had asked the court to halt the lawsuit, saying it was “misguided” and a “radical invasion of the separation of […]
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High court declines to extend halt to Oregon youths’ climate change lawsuit

The Supreme Court on Friday declined for now to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government isn’t doing enough to prevent climate change. But the high court told the Trump administration that the government can still petition a lower court to dismiss the case as the government had asked the high […]
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Fishermen prepare for climate and crab

Researchers see threats to fishery. Fishermen for lucrative Dungeness crab are already busy preparing boats and gear for the upcoming season. What they’ll find when they hit the fishing grounds is always an open question, but researchers and fishery managers are seeing a large harmful algal bloom off Oregon’s southern coast and a mass of […]
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Startling new research finds large buildup of heat in the oceans, suggesting a faster rate of global warming

The findings mean the world might have less time to curb carbon emissions. The world’s oceans have been soaking up far more excess heat in recent decades than scientists realized, suggesting that Earth could be set to warm even faster than predicted in the years ahead, according to new research published Wednesday. Over the past […]
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