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Washington's Early Wildfires Indicate Another Rough Season

AP | May 22, 2016 9:15 a.m. | Seattle

On the heels of two consecutive record-setting wildfire seasons, the state Department of Natural Resources is training more wildland firefighters, equipping local agencies with fire equipment, adding aircraft, radios and other equipment.

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Climate Activists Arrested For Camping On Train Tracks Along Puget Sound

KUOW/EarthFix | May 16, 2016 8:39 a.m. | Anacortes, Washington

Fifty-two people were arrested Sunday after camping out on train tracks that service oil refineries in northern Puget Sound. They were among hundreds of activists who demonstrated against fossil fuels in Anacortes, Washington. 

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52 Climate Activists Arrested In Washington State

AP | May 15, 2016 9:39 a.m. | Seattle

Authorities cleared railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists in Anacortes, Washington, Sunday morning. The protestors had been camped out on the tracks since Friday.

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How Climate Change Threatens Coastal Archeological Sites

OPB/EarthFix | May 12, 2016 5:15 p.m. | Crescent City, California

 Native American villages dotted the coastline up until the early 1900s. But now many of those sites are literally falling into to the ocean – a process that is being accelerated by climate change.   

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Warm April Causes Rapid Melting Of Washington Snowpack

AP | May 10, 2016 9:23 a.m. | Spokane, Washington

High temperatures in April caused much of the Pacific Northwest's mountain snowpack to melt. Runoff was above normal because of the rapid snowmelt, but Washington's rivers and streams were able to contain it without flooding.

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Wildfires Like Alberta's Are Fueled By Climate Change

PRI's The World | May 8, 2016 1:45 p.m.

All 88,000 residents of the remote town of Fort McMurray have evacuated, many of them driving along a wall of fire to do so.

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Drought Looms As Oregon Snowpack Melts At Record Pace

Statesman Journal | May 7, 2016 1:19 p.m.

Snowpack is melting at rapid speed in Oregon’s mountains and forecasters are concerned about yet another drought hitting the state.

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Climate Activists Debate: Keep It In The Ground Vs. Carbon Pricing

Inside Energy | May 2, 2016 2:30 p.m.

The debate about whether or not humans are warming the planet is essentially over. Ninety-seven percent of climate scientists agree that we are. But the debate over tactics, about how to reduce our carbon emissions, is just starting to heat up.

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Old-Growth Forests Provide Temperature Refuges In Face Of Climate Change: Study

OPB/EarthFix | April 22, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A new Oregon State University study shows old-growth forests could have a larger role to play than simply providing habitat for wildlife. 

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Senate Energy Bill Would Move Northwest Projects Forward

OPB/EarthFix | April 20, 2016 5 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The U.S. Senate passed energy legislation Wednesday that includes advancement of renewables and other more specific projects in the Pacific Northwest.