PARIS — World leaders launched an ambitious attempt Monday to hold back the earth’s rising temperatures, with the United States and China urging the climate summit in Paris to mark a decisive turn in the fight against global warming.
NCW — Fall chinook are spawning in record numbers this year, thanks in large part to public utilities that have been spilling water over dams for years to help fish, according to the Bonneville Power Administration.
LEAVENWORTH — For weeks, firefighters assigned to the Wolverine Fire cut trees, cleared brush and removed or chipped the downed fuel to build a 300-foot wide, 26-mile fireline stretching across the Wenatchee River Ranger District.
SEATTLE — Federal scientists based in Seattle and Alaska have found that oil — by impairing heart functions — can cause serious harm to herring and salmon at far lower concentrations than previously documented.
SEATTLE — In more than three decades of field work, Mauri Pelto has taken the measure of Washington’s glaciers during seasons of record-breaking snow and years that broke skiers’ hearts. But he’s never seen anything like this summer.
CHELAN — Progress has been made, but homes and other structures continue to be threatened by the Chelan Complex fires that have already destroyed 35 residences and 21 outbuildings around Lake Chelan and farther north.
LEAVENWORTH – A preliminary proposal to rebuild one dam and make changes at six other lakes used for water storage in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness west of Leavenworth has one environmental group pushing for an alternative.