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A new tool to fight climate change is coming to rural Whatcom and Skagit counties. But the planet isn’t the only one that stands to benefit — farmers could see healthier soil and more productive fields.

The Whatcom-based organization Kulshan Carbon Trust is launching a pilot program in…

Western Washington University Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Alia Khan has been awarded a five-year, $1.2 million CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation to continue ongoing international collaborations with scientists from the Chilean Antarctic Program to evaluate the…

In March 2019, Benjamin Newton, the sustainability director at Central Community College (CCC) in Grand Island, Nebraska, watched what meteorologists called a bomb cyclone. First came a snow storm that froze the land, then heavy rains that brought on intense flooding, and lastly heat.

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Earth is getting so hot that temperatures in about a decade will probably blow past a level of warming that world leaders have sought to prevent, according to a report released Monday that the United Nations called a “code red for humanity.”

“It’s just guaranteed that it’s going to get…

The deadly heat wave that roasted the Pacific Northwest and western Canada was virtually impossible without human-caused climate change that added a few extra degrees to the record-smashing temperatures, a new quick scientific analysis found.

An international team of 27 scientists…

Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday unveiled a new climate-change package that includes a renewed push for a clean fuels standard and capping some greenhouse-gas emissions.

Other proposals would further electrify Washington’s ferry fleet and reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, according to…

Gov. Jay Inslee Tuesday unveiled a new climate-change package that includes a renewed push for a clean fuels standard and capping some greenhouse-gas emissions.

Other proposals would further electrify Washington’s ferry fleet and reduce the carbon footprint of buildings, according to…

Perhaps nowhere in the nation is that symbiosis more evident than among the broadly distributed, hip-boot-wearing collective alumni of Huxley College of the Environment — a smallish Bellingham institution with an outsized national…

The city’s climate task force explored a number of ambitious targets. In addition to banning natural gas in new construction, it discussed requiring conversions to electric heating when people purchased existing homes, said Dr. Charles Barnhart, a task force member and an assistant professor of…

As the temperature of the region increases because of climate change, the snowpack is reduced to higher and higher elevations causing changes in the creeks and rivers that flow from the mountains, according to Robert Mitchell, who is a professor at Western Washington…

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