By Don Jenkins, Capital Press
Washington state Democrats are fulfilling some of the hefty aspirations of the Green New Deal with their own climate-change package, one that would raise the cost of producing, processing and transporting farm goods while promising the “equitable distribution of benefits.”
To do that, the Democrat-dominated Legislature is considering bills to tax carbon, cap greenhouse gases, make all electricity renewable, mandate more biofuels in gasoline and diesel, and govern by “environmental justice.”
The Green New Deal, a resolution introduced in Congress last month by Rep.
By Natalie Guevara, Seattle PI
Seattle experienced a weird weather streak for the early part of 2019.
By Nicolas Rivero and Daniel Wolfe, Quartz
It’s been an odd winter in the US. Except for a brief polar-vortex-induced cold snap that plunged swaths of the northeast and midwest into frigid temperatures, much of the country has experienced a relatively mild winter.
YAKIMA, WA — Nick Bond, the Washington state climatologist, who has expertise on the history and the challenges of salmon in Washington, will speak at the Yakima Valley Museum on March 6.Read more
GRANGEVILLE, Idaho (AP) — Officials say snowpack levels in northern Idaho and Washington have improved over the last month, but both states could still be heading for an abnormally dry summer.Continue Reading at San Francisco Chronicle
By Tom James, AP
SEATTLE — Schools closed across Washington state and the Legislature canceled all hearings Monday with winter snowstorms pummeling the Northwest again as a larger weather system wreaked havoc in the region and even brought snow to Hawaii.
By Hannah Hickey and Kiyomi Taguchi
After many people in the Puget Sound region had dismissed any chance of snowfall in the lowlands this season, the region is now on track for not one, but two, and possibly even more snowstorms this winter.
By Johanna Eurich, KYUK
For those who wonder what the Bering Sea will be like decades from now, last year was a glimpse of the future.