News Pacific Northwest

The 2015 Wildfire Season Set an Ominous Record

The 2015 Wildfire Season Set an Ominous Record

  • Published: Jan 6th, 2016

For the first time on record, U.S. wildfires burned more than 10 million acres in a year.

8 Western States Have Warmest Year So Far

8 Western States Have Warmest Year So Far

  • Published: Nov 6th, 2015

Eight western states have recorded their warmest year-to-date through October, and the Lower 48 could see a Top 10.

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

Large Wildfires Are Now More Common and Destructive

  • Published: Aug 31st, 2015

An updated Climate Central analysis shows large wildfires are becoming more common and destructive.

Soaring Temps in Pacific Northwest Shattered Records

Soaring Temps in Pacific Northwest Shattered Records

  • Published: Jul 1st, 2015

An intense heat wave shattered temperature records in the Pacific Northwest, exacerbating the drought.

Will The West Ever Be Able To Live With Fire?

Will The West Ever Be Able To Live With Fire?

  • Published: May 28th, 2015

A drought-amped wildfire season will severely test the West's ability to live with an ancient threat.

Texas, Oklahoma Drought ‘All But Over’

Texas, Oklahoma Drought ‘All But Over’

  • Published: May 21st, 2015

Recent torrential rains have nearly wiped out the five-year drought in Texas and Oklahoma.

Washington’s ‘Wet Drought’ Gets Worse

Washington’s ‘Wet Drought’ Gets Worse

  • Published: May 15th, 2015

The "wet drought" plaguing Washington has prompted a statewide emergency declaration.

Maps Show El Niño Won’t Help the West’s Water Woes

Maps Show El Niño Won’t Help the West’s Water Woes

  • Published: Mar 6th, 2015

Two maps illustrate why the spring arrival of El Niño will not bring relief for the West's drought woes.