A Republican And A Democrat Walk Into A Bar - To Talk Climate Change

KUOW |Jan. 23, 2015 1 a.m.

Two leading Washington state senators - a Republican and a Democrat - sit down to talk climate change, baby goats and Santa Claus. 

How Climate Change Poses A Risk To National Security

OPB |Jan. 21, 2015 5:23 p.m.

In his State of the Union speech, President Barack Obama argued the United States should act forcefully to combat climate change – and not just for the sake of the planet.

2014: Earth's Hottest Year On Record, Warm In Northwest Too

Northwest Public Radio |Jan. 16, 2015 3:56 p.m.

Last year was the hottest year on record, according to data released Friday by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Washington Carbon Emissions Drops Slightly In 2011

AP |Dec. 24, 2014 11:43 a.m.

A new state report shows the state's greenhouse gas emissions dropped by about 4.6 percent between 2010 and 2011.

Portland Tribune: Metro Council Approves Emissions Reduction Plan

Pamplin |Dec. 19, 2014 1 p.m.

Calling it a natural progression of Oregon's land use planning legacy, the Metro Council on Thursday unanimously approved its strategies for cutting the region's personal motor vehicle tailpipe emissions.

Washington Governor Proposes Cap-And-Trade Program

AP |Dec. 17, 2014 10:33 a.m.

Gov. Jay Inslee is proposing a cap-and-trade program that would require industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they emit.

Portland, Seattle Leading US On Climate

AP |Dec. 03, 2014 9:18 a.m.

The White House is singling out Portland, Seattle and 14 other cities for leading their peers in efforts to address climate change.

Wash. Gov. Inslee Promotes Electric Cars

AP |Nov. 28, 2014 7:55 a.m.

Looking for ways to boost the use of clean-fuel cars in Washington state, Gov. Jay Inslee wants to extend a sales tax break for electric vehicles and explore giving them access to car pool lanes.

Wash. Gov. Inslee Receives Report On Pollution

AP |Nov. 18, 2014 8:52 a.m.

A panel convened by Gov. Jay Inslee to study how to put a price on carbon pollution says there are advantages to two approaches — a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program — but did not recommend a specific approach in a report presented to the governor on Monday.

Q&A: United States And China Announce New Greenhouse Gas Goals

OPB |Nov. 12, 2014 2:56 p.m.

President Obama and Chinese President Xi Jinping just announced new goals to limit greenhouse gas emissions. The deal has been called "historic." But critics say it will hurt the U.S. economy.

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