Marine biologists are seeing higher-than-normal ocean temperatures that are causing near-shore bleaching across the islands.
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
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
Global warming is already altering Northwest forest landscapes, increasing wildfire risks and threatening coastal communities
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.
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.
Despite its green reputation, is composting more costly than it’s worth?
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.