North Cascades Highway closes again due to wildfire
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by Seattle Times staff
14h ago
Sparked by a lightning strike last week, Easy Fire has burned 300 acres since Wednesday, when it caused an hourslong closure of Highway 20 ..read more
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Here’s where Kamala Harris stands on climate
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by LISA FRIEDMAN
14h ago
Harris is expected to try to protect the climate achievements of the Biden administration, particularly the big investments in the Inflation Reduction Act ..read more
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Sunday among the five hottest days in Spokane history, but temperatures expected to cool
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by Elena Perry
14h ago
It's also been consistently hotter for longer; Spokane has reached highs above 90 degrees for 17 consecutive days. The city's previous longest streak above this threshold was 15 days in 2017 ..read more
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Northwest bakes again, but relief may be coming for some areas
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by Isabelle Taft
14h ago
In Spokane, the high reached 106 degrees Sunday, and triple-digit temperatures are forecast to continue Monday. After that, a dry cold front is expected to bring cooler temperatures ..read more
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Pacific Northwest faces critical fire risk as wildfires burn
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by Yan Zhuang and Amanda Holpuch
14h ago
A dangerous heat wave, gusty winds and potential lightning strikes posed a critical fire risk for large parts of the Pacific Northwest ..read more
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Anti-whaling campaigner Paul Watson arrested in Greenland. He faces possible extradition to Japan
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by The Associated Press
14h ago
Greenland police say they have apprehended veteran environmental activist and anti-whaling campaigner Paul Watson on an international arrest warrant issued by Japan ..read more
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As climate toll grows, FEMA imposes limits on building in flood plains
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by Christopher Flavelle
1w ago
The new restrictions are meant to reduce damage during floods. The rules were first proposed in 2016, then the Trump administration scrapped them ..read more
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WA to impose fire ban on state-managed land following heat wave
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by Conrad Swanson
1w ago
The fire ban applies to state lands and begins Thursday ..read more
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Temperature records fall for 5th day as Portland hits 103 during deadly Oregon heat wave
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by Lizzy Acker
1w ago
Officials report that at least six people across Oregon have died from suspected heat-related causes since Friday ..read more
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How these Seattle volunteers are preparing for the next natural disaster
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by Kate Perez
1w ago
Emergency preparedness volunteers and radio hobbyists in Seattle are helping local communities prepare for big natural disasters like earthquakes ..read more
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