Officials hunting the Asian giant hornet in Washington State have so far destroyed three nests, and plan to eradicate a fourth — very carefully.
As drought, record heat and wildfire smoke seize the Pacific Northwest, farm owners and fieldworkers struggle to adapt. Sometimes the response feels improvised or inadequate.
Empowering consumers to control their electric consumption would free up power to meet demand elsewhere.
Short, distinctive names are assigned to storms to raise awareness about their dangers. Some experts argue for doing the same for heat waves, which can be even deadlier.
That this perennial wildflower digests trapped insects suggests that other plants’ appetites for animals may be overlooked.
Global warming will get worse unless we cut greenhouse gas emissions.
Record-breaking heat was expected throughout the West Coast this weekend, days after a deadly heat wave struck Oregon and Washington State.
An early estimate points to a huge die-off along the Pacific Coast, and scientists say rivers farther inland are warming to levels that could be lethal for some kinds of salmon.
A rapid analysis of last week’s record-breaking heat found that it would have been virtually impossible without the influence of human-caused climate change.
The heat wave in parts of the Pacific Northwest played a role in the deaths of dozens of people, some of whom lived alone.
And there are fewer and fewer places to escape from the hot weather.
A wave of ocean air provided some relief after Portland, Ore., reached 116 degrees on Monday. Temperatures will climb into the upper 90s there on Tuesday, forecasters said.
A high of 102 degrees was recorded on Saturday at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, only the third time since 1945 that the high reached triple digits, the National Weather Service said.
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Videos of a mysterious celestial phenomenon captured a once-common human emotion: awe at the wonder of the heavens.
Astronomers said the objects were debris from a SpaceX rocket. Not everyone got the memo.
More people than ever visited national parks during the pandemic. We need to harness that interest for change.
The harsh weather was a prelude to another winter storm that is expected to bring more snow, sleet and freezing rain to over 100 million Americans over the next several days.
The Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office found that some salmon species are “on the brink of extinction.” Habitat loss, climate change and other factors are to blame, it said.
Indigenous peoples of the Pacific Northwest once bred dogs in large numbers and sheared them for wool.
The wildfires blazing in the West could hinder developing lungs, worsen asthma and even lead to the condition in those who don’t have it but are genetically disposed to it.
Gov. Jay Inslee expressed confidence that Washington State could contain its fires, and offered help to Oregon, but warned that the air was still at “historically polluted levels.”
When “civilization” oppresses, wilderness is the best therapy.
Why have militarized federal forces been deployed to an American city?
Scientists are hard at work recalibrating where and how the nation physically sits on the planet. It’s not shrinkage — it’s “height modernization.”
The tensions we now face between science, politics and economics also arose before the country’s most destructive volcanic eruption.
We didn’t stop the coronavirus. But perhaps we can stop the giant hornets.
“Are we ready to respond to a pandemic? I fear the answer is no,” one senior U.S. health official said in 2018.
“It’s fear, it’s every bad emotion you could have.” One woman fights to help her mother on lockdown in a virus-affected nursing home.