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Global Warming

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

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Scientists: Orcas Among Most Contaminated Marine Mammals

Scientists studying southern resident killer whales for the past decade now know they are among the most contaminated marine mammals, with pollutants particularly high in the youngest whales

CBS Seattle–06/25/2014

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

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Study: Temperatures Go Off The Charts Around 2047

Scientists have figured out when temperatures could really go off the charts from global warming. And for dozens of cities it’s only about a generation away.

CBS Seattle–10/09/2013

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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

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Composting 101: How To Avoid Gnats & Rats

Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?

04/03/2013

File photo of a walrus. (Photo by Michel Porro/Getty Images)

Feds: Lack Of Sea Ice Changes Walrus Behavior

The absence of vast swaths of summer sea ice is changing the behavior of Pacific walrus, federal scientists said Wednesday, but added that more research will be needed to say what the final effects might be.

11/14/2012

A new European study challenges the UN studies that show man-made gases only increased after the year 1800. (Photo by De Agostini Picture Library/De Agostini/Getty Images)

Study: Record Rise In Greenhouse Gases Occurred During Roman Empire

A recent European study found that a record rise in greenhouse gases happened during two centuries in which the Roman Empire and Han Dynasty were ruling the region.

10/05/2012

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Why Ice Matters – Interview With Noted Geophysicist Henry Pollack

Nobel Prize winner and noted professor of geophysics Henry Pollack weighs in on ice and the environment.

04/09/2012