Gov. Jay Inslee is announcing his proposals Wednesday for reducing carbon pollution and creating clean energy jobs in Washington.
Researchers estimate the more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic would fill over 38,500 garbage trucks.
As global warming causes Arctic ice to melt, the Coast Guard is working on creating new shipping lanes so vessels can safely travel through the now open waters.
Marine biologists are seeing higher-than-normal ocean temperatures that are causing near-shore bleaching across the islands.
The animals are unable to find enough sea ice, where they usually rest in the Arctic Ocean.
Animals and plants that depend on snow cover may be affected.
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
The massive wildfire that has destroyed about 150 homes in north-central Washington is now more than half contained, officials said Wednesday night
Wetter, cooler weather has helped firefighters make progress in their efforts to get the largest wildfire in Washington state’s history under control.
New study shows plastic junk floating on the world’s oceans, but it’s not as much as feared.