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New study confirms the blanket of snow on arctic ice has gotten thinner over the last several decades. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Thinning Arctic Snow Could Alter North Pole Ecosystem

Animals and plants that depend on snow cover may be affected.

08/14/2014

This glacier is in Drygalski Fjord on South Georgia Island's southeast coast. Glaciers move downhill at a very slow rate, reaching the water and extending over it. Eventually a piece will break off under its own weight, forming an iceberg. Global warming, which has impacted many Antarctic glaciers, has reduced this glacier's size significantly. (Photo Credit: Jordan Spielman)

New Study: Humans Blamed For More Than Two-Thirds Of Melting Glaciers

But since 1991, about 69 percent of the rapidly increasing melt was man-made, said Ben Marzeion, a climate scientist at the University of Innsbruck in Austria

CBS Seattle–08/14/2014

TWISP, WASHINGTON - JULY 20: A firefighting helicopter returns to base on July 20, 2014 while fighting the Carlton Complex fires near Twisp, Washington. Several fires throughout the state have destroyed hundreds of homes, forced evacuations and continue to threaten more local communities. (Photo by Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Massive Carlton Complex Of Fires Now Half Contained

The massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained, officials said Wednesday night

CBS Seattle–07/24/2014

Randy Loucks, right, of Brewster, Wash., and Rich Pitkethly of Brewster dig through the remains of a home belonging to Loucks mother-in-law following a wildfire on July 20, 2014 in Pateros, Wash. (credit: Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Obama: Largest Wildfire In Washington State’s History Can Be Attributed To Climate Change

Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control.

07/23/2014

New study shows plastic junk floating on the world's oceans, but it's not as much as feared. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Plastic Debris Widespread On Ocean Surface

New study shows plastic junk floating on the world’s oceans, but it’s not as much as feared.

06/30/2014

File photo of a wildfire. (Photo by JOE KLAMAR/AFP/Getty Images)

Climate Change Brings Risk To Northwest

Global warming is already altering Northwest forest landscapes, increasing wildfire risks and threatening coastal communities

CBS Seattle–05/06/2014

(photo credit: Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Gov. Inslee Signs Order To Reduce Wash. Carbon Emissions

Gov. Jay Inslee has signed an executive order that sets into motion a process to reduce carbon pollution in Washington state.

CBS Seattle–04/29/2014

Iceberg in Lemaire Channel

Inslee Tapped For Obama Climate Task Force

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is among the political leaders who will be part of President Barack Obama’s task force on climate issues.

CBS Seattle–11/01/2013

(photo credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Rising Sea Levels Threaten 1,700 Cities, Towns

A surprising new study finds that more than 1,700 cities and towns in America are in danger of being flooded or partially flooded by rising sea levels in the next 100 years including several dozen municipalities in Washington, home to more than 124,000 people.

CBS Seattle–08/06/2013

File image of Anchorage, Alaska (John Moore/Getty Images)

94 In Alaska? Weather Extremes Tied To Jet Stream

The more the jet stream undulates north and south, the more changeable and extreme the weather.

06/25/2013

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