Climate Change

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Gov. Inslee Announcing Environmental Priorities

Gov. Jay Inslee is announcing his proposals Wednesday for reducing carbon pollution and creating clean energy jobs in Washington.

CBS Seattle–12/17/2014

Study says over 270,000 tons of plastic pollute our oceans.

Study: 270,000 Tons Of Plastic Floating In World’s Oceans

Researchers estimate the more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic would fill over 38,500 garbage trucks.

12/10/2014

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.  (Photo by Pekka Laakso/AFP/Getty Images)

With Sea Ice Melting, Coast Guard Proposing New Shipping Lanes To The Arctic

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.

12/05/2014

A school of manini fish pass over a coral reef at Hanauma Bay in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Scientists See Severe Coral Bleaching Near Hawaii

Marine biologists are seeing higher-than-normal ocean temperatures that are causing near-shore bleaching across the islands.

10/06/2014

The animals are unable to find enough sea ice, where they usually rest in the Arctic Ocean. (Photo by MALTE CHRISTIANS/AFP/Getty Images)

35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Northwest Alaska

The animals are unable to find enough sea ice, where they usually rest in the Arctic Ocean.

09/30/2014

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

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