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Warmer temps, rain expected in Wenatchee

WENATCHEE — More snow is in the forecast today for the east slopes of the Cascades, while higher Cascade passes could get another foot of flakes.

Climate at ‘breaking point’, leaders urge breakthrough

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.

Fall chinook having record season

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.

No easy answers when it comes to wildfires

WENATCHEE — More than 400 people packed the Numerica Performing Arts Center Monday afternoon to listen and participate in a community conversation about wildfires.

What’s next for the Wolverine Fire’s huge contingency line?

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.

Volunteers needed for Douglas Creek project

WATERVILLE — The federal Bureau of Land Management is looking for volunteers to help spruce up areas of the Douglas Creek drainage on Saturday on National Public Lands Day.

Discovering Charlie and the birds

Charlie Sheard is an early bird. He likes to head out shortly after sunrise, with binoculars in tow. It’s the real birds he’s after, just to look.

Disastrous’: Low snow, heat eat away at Northwest glaciers

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.

Progress made, but Chelan fires still growing

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.

Alpine Lakes dam offered as part of longterm water solution

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.

Burned areas seeded with grasses, wheat

TWISP – Weather forecasters are expecting cooler weather and a chance of rain in the Methow Valley over the next few days, and that's a good thing in the eyes of the Okanogan Conservation District.

Post-fire logging helps lower long-term fuel load

WENATCHEE – People who decide whether to log trees after a wildfire on national forests now have one more reason to do so: It can help prevent future wildfires for up to 40 years.

Local divers help save Caribbean reefs

WENATCHEE — What’s the connection between our semi-arid shrub-steppe terrain and the warm turquoise waters of the Caribbean?