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Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Friday, April 22, 2022, at an event with President Joe Biden at Green River College in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Washington governor slams ruling on power plant emissions

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee speaks Friday, April 22, 2022, at an event with President Joe Biden at Green River College in Auburn, Wash., south of Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S.

June 30, 2022, 3:24pm Latest News

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee said Thursday that the U.S. Supreme Court “took a wrecking ball” to the ability of the federal government to limit pollution and said that states must redouble their efforts to address climate change. Read story

FILE - An oil well works at sunrise Aug. 25, 2021, in Watford City, N.D., part of McKenzie County. U.N. Secretary-Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday, June 14, of a "dangerous disconnect" between what scientists and citizens are demanding to curb climate change, and what governments are actually doing about it. Guterres said the war in Ukraine risked worsening the crisis, because major economies were "doubling down on fossil fuels" that are to blame for much of the emissions stoking global warming.

UN chief: Governments’ inaction on climate is ‘dangerous’

FILE - An oil well works at sunrise Aug. 25, 2021, in Watford City, N.D., part of McKenzie County. U.N. Secretary-Antonio Guterres warned Tuesday, June 14, of a "dangerous disconnect" between what scientists and citizens are demanding to curb climate change, and what governments are actually doing about it. Guterres said the war in Ukraine risked worsening the crisis, because major economies were "doubling down on fossil fuels" that are to blame for much of the emissions stoking global warming.

June 14, 2022, 12:39pm Nation & World

U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres warned Tuesday of a “dangerous disconnect” between what scientists and citizens are demanding to curb climate change, and what governments are actually doing about it. Read story

Oceanographers Andrew McDonnell, from left, Claudine Hauri, and engineer Joran Kemme on May 4 after an underwater glider was pulled aboard the University of Alaska Fairbanks vessel Nanuq in the Gulf of Alaska.

An ocean first: Underwater glider tracks CO2 in Alaska gulf

Oceanographers Andrew McDonnell, from left, Claudine Hauri, and engineer Joran Kemme on May 4 after an underwater glider was pulled aboard the University of Alaska Fairbanks vessel Nanuq in the Gulf of Alaska.

May 25, 2022, 7:00pm Northwest

In the cold, choppy waters of Alaska’s Resurrection Bay, all eyes were on the gray water, looking for one thing only. Read story

The Grant Street Pier is barely visible as thick wildfire smoke continues to blanket the region, as seen from the Interstate Bridge on Sept. 14, 2020. Uri Papish, Southwest Clean Air Agency executive director, said the poor air quality poses a severe health risk and can trigger respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses.

Changing climate an issue for Clark County farms, air, wildlife and rivers

The Grant Street Pier is barely visible as thick wildfire smoke continues to blanket the region, as seen from the Interstate Bridge on Sept. 14, 2020. Uri Papish, Southwest Clean Air Agency executive director, said the poor air quality poses a severe health risk and can trigger respiratory and cardiovascular illnesses.

April 17, 2022, 6:05am Clark County Health

Northwest Organic Farms prides itself on supplying Clark County and Portland with various fruits and vegetables grown in its 5 acres of chemical-free soil. Read story

Beverly Wright, a conference co-founder and member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, listens to a presentation at the HBCU Climate Change Conference in New Orleans, Friday, April 15, 2022.

Conference’s focus: Climate action now

Beverly Wright, a conference co-founder and member of the White House Environmental Justice Advisory Council, listens to a presentation at the HBCU Climate Change Conference in New Orleans, Friday, April 15, 2022.

April 16, 2022, 4:52pm Nation & World

Both joy and frustration were in the air in New Orleans at the HBCU (historically Black colleges and universities) Climate Change Conference last week as environmental and climate advocates and researchers from around the United States pressed for urgent climate action and pollution cleanup in poor communities and communities of… Read story

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

City of Vancouver’s ‘aggressive’ climate plan moves forward

Vancouver City Hall (The Columbian files)

March 8, 2022, 3:31pm Clark County News

The city of Vancouver is still persistently inching toward its “leading edge” efforts of achieving carbon neutrality by 2040, an aggressive timeline that sets itself apart from other ecologically progressive cities combating climate change. Read story

Part of the Vinuela reservoir is seen dry and cracked due to lack of rain in La Vinuela, southern Spain, Feb. 22, 2022. Declining agricultural yields in Europe, and the battle for diminishing water resources, especially in the southern part of the continent, are key risks as global temperatures continue to rise. These conclusions are part of a new United Nations report that will help countries decide how to prevent the planet from warming further.

UN: Droughts, less water in Europe as warming wrecks crops

Part of the Vinuela reservoir is seen dry and cracked due to lack of rain in La Vinuela, southern Spain, Feb. 22, 2022. Declining agricultural yields in Europe, and the battle for diminishing water resources, especially in the southern part of the continent, are key risks as global temperatures continue to rise. These conclusions are part of a new United Nations report that will help countries decide how to prevent the planet from warming further.

March 2, 2022, 9:07am Nation & World

“Herders and farmers have their feet on the ground, but their eyes on the sky.” The old saying is still popular in Spain’s rural communities who, faced with recurrent droughts, have historically paraded sculptures of saints to pray for rain. Read story

FILE - The sun shines near the Space Needle, Monday, June 28, 2021, in Seattle as Seattle and other cities broke all-time heat records, with temperatures soaring well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 Celsius). Weather extremes like this will increase in frequency and intensity in North America the coming years as global warming accelerates, according to a United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Heat wave a glimpse of climate change’s impact in North America

FILE - The sun shines near the Space Needle, Monday, June 28, 2021, in Seattle as Seattle and other cities broke all-time heat records, with temperatures soaring well above 100 degrees Fahrenheit (37.8 Celsius). Weather extremes like this will increase in frequency and intensity in North America the coming years as global warming accelerates, according to a United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change report. (AP Photo/Ted S.

March 1, 2022, 11:35am Latest News

The U.S. Pacific Northwest was in the throes of a record-shattering heat wave last summer when a woman in her 70s was wheeled into an emergency room with symptoms of a life-threatening heat stroke. Read story

Measuring climate change: It’s not just heat, it’s humidity

January 31, 2022, 5:36pm Nation & World

When it comes to measuring global warming, humidity, not just heat, matters in generating dangerous climate extremes, a new study finds. Read story

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, talks with East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Bud Backer, right, Sept. 9, 2020, during a tour to survey wildfire damage in Bonney Lake, Wash., south of Seattle. Democratic governors such as California's Gavin Newsom and Washington's Inslee have been clear about their plans to boost spending on climate-related projects, including expanding access to electric vehicles and creating more storage for clean energies such as solar. (AP Photo/Ted S.

Governors turn to budgets to guard against climate change

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, left, talks with East Pierce Fire and Rescue Chief Bud Backer, right, Sept. 9, 2020, during a tour to survey wildfire damage in Bonney Lake, Wash., south of Seattle. Democratic governors such as California's Gavin Newsom and Washington's Inslee have been clear about their plans to boost spending on climate-related projects, including expanding access to electric vehicles and creating more storage for clean energies such as solar. (AP Photo/Ted S.

January 15, 2022, 1:53pm Latest News

Their state budgets flush with cash, Democratic and Republican governors alike want to spend some of the windfall on projects aimed at slowing climate change and guarding against its consequences, from floods and wildfires to dirty air. Read story