Meteorologists at Washington State University say dust from a dry lake bed in Oregon got mixed with rain clouds, causing the dirty rain that fell in parts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.
Washington’s winter snowpack set a new record low for the month of April, setting the stage for low water supplies and perhaps more devastating wildfires later this year.
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.
New study shows plastic junk floating on the world’s oceans, but it’s not as much as feared.
An academic analysis of surveys spanning more than 40 years has found that today’s young Americans are less interested in the environment and in conserving resources — and often less civic-minded overall — than their elders were when they were young.