News Pacific Northwest

Working Wonders Without Water Out West

  • Published: Dec 1st, 2012

Farmers out West mull switch from water-intense, profitable crops to thriftier, rain-fed sorghum & grains.

Picturing the West Coast ‘Atmospheric River’ Event

  • Published: Nov 29th, 2012

Pacific storms are tapping into an atmospheric river to drench the West Coast with heavy rain and mountain snows.

‘Atmospheric River’ Aims At West Coast; Warmup in Plains

  • Published: Nov 28th, 2012

An atmospheric faucet will be turned on over the West Coast in early December, as a series of storms come ashore.

In West, September Brought Record Heat and Dry Weather

  • Published: Oct 3rd, 2012

Heat and dry weather records were set across the West in September, including at Death Valley, Calif.

Global Warming Brings Unusual Springtime Snowpack Decline in the West, New Study Finds

  • Published: Jun 9th, 2011

A new study finds unusually large losses of springtime snow cover in the West in recent years, raising concerns about water supplies.

Rising Seas On Tap for the West Coast?

  • Published: May 4th, 2011

After a thirty-year hiatus, the West Coast from California to Washington may be about to experience sea-level rise once more.

The Big Chill in the Bering Sea

  • Published: Mar 2nd, 2011

While the world warms as a whole, the Bering Sea has cooled recently. What's happening in the waters off Alaska?