An atmospheric scientist explains how El Niño works, this year’s oddities and why this phenomenon doesn’t last long.
Adapting to our fiery future means preparing for the risks and not putting out every low-risk wildfire, writes the author of a new book on learning to live with fire.
The largest dam removal project is moving forward on the Klamath River in California and Oregon. Tribal nations there have fought for decades to protect native fish runs and the ecology of the river.
A new report lays out steps communities can take to help their residents survive heat waves as the risk of dangerous temperatures rises.
The 2021 Pacific Northwest heatwave outstripped even the most severe climate prections. A new study simulated 45,000 years of weather at Seattle Tacoma airport to try and figure out why.
Afghanistan and Central America have growing populations, limited resources, and the potential for more extreme heatwaves.
Washington isn’t a state that typically comes to mind in discussions about student-led protests from the Civil Rights Movement. A Black history professor seeks to change that with a new book.
Governments and organizations must listen to older adults’ experiences with extreme heat, flooding and wildfire smoke to create effective policies and programs
Salmon migrate thousands of miles from inland streams to the ocean and back. The newly enacted infrastructure bill includes funding to help salmon and other wild species on their way.
Even though Canadians and Americans living in the Pacific Northwest share the same earthquake risk, far more Canadians than American homeowners buy earthquake insurance. Why?