News Pacific Northwest

The Shutdown, Toxic Fracking Fluid, Aussie Heat & More

The Shutdown, Toxic Fracking Fluid, Aussie Heat & More

  • Published: Oct 5th, 2013

The ripples of the shutdown are felt, new visuals of Sandy amaze, and hot weather cooks Australia.

Relocation of Alaska’s Sinking Newtok Village Halted

Relocation of Alaska’s Sinking Newtok Village Halted

  • Published: Aug 12th, 2013

Setback for tribal communities threatened by climate change as gov't freezes funding over political dispute.

Thinning Arctic Ice, Fossil Fuel Future & Extreme Weather

Thinning Arctic Ice, Fossil Fuel Future & Extreme Weather

  • Published: Jul 27th, 2013

The impact of thinning Arctic sea ice, monsoons and heat waves, plus the future of energy and more.

Monsoon Rains Bring Some Drought Relief to Southwest

Monsoon Rains Bring Some Drought Relief to Southwest

  • Published: Jul 25th, 2013

Rain helped alleviate some of the drought conditions in the Southwest, while drought expanded in the Northwest.

Rising Temps, Shrinking Snowpack Fuel Western Wildfires

Rising Temps, Shrinking Snowpack Fuel Western Wildfires

  • Published: Jul 11th, 2013

Wildfire trends in the West are clear: there are more large fires burning now than at any time in the past 40 years.

Why Bark Beetles are Chewing Through U.S. Forests

  • Published: Jan 7th, 2013

A look at how climate change is helping fuel bark beetles' assault on forests of America’s mountain west.

‘Atmospheric River’ Piles Up Massive Rain, Snow & Winds

  • Published: Dec 3rd, 2012

Storms dumped 2 feet of rain, 46 inches of snow with 150 mph winds in the West, while the rest of the country warmed.

How Safe Are America’s 2.5 Million Miles of Pipelines?

  • Published: Dec 3rd, 2012

Over the last few years a series of incidents have brought pipeline safety to national and presidential attention.