Climate Change

Climate Change Adaptation
6:09 am
Tue May 15, 2012

Study Indicates Some Animals Can't Outpace Climate Change

A study released Monday by the U.S. National Academy of Sciences indicates that some mammals might be unable to keep up with environmental changes. Aaron Kunz explains what that means for the Pacific Northwest.

The study looked at nearly 500 species in North and South America. It determined that close to 10 percent will not be able change habitat in order to keep pace with climate change.

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Climate Change Preparedness
5:48 am
Thu April 19, 2012

Climate Change: How Prepared is the Pacific Northwest?

An environmental group has rated each state’s strategy for dealing with climate change. Problems can range from droughts to rising sea levels. As correspondent Courtney Flatt reports, two of the Pacific Northwest states are well prepared.

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Rising Sea Levels
4:57 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Study: 17,500 NW Homes In Harm's Way From Rising Seas

Hey, where'd the beach go? "King tide" in Victoria, BC dramatizes a possible future.
Photo Credit: elaen_anit, Flickr Northwest News Network

Seventeen and a half thousand. That's how many Oregon and Washington homes could be inundated by rising seas caused by global warming over the next century. The number comes out a study by the research non-profit Climate Central and the University of Arizona.

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Global Warming Lawsuits
6:36 am
Mon March 5, 2012

Environmentalists Push Climate Change Suits On Behalf Of Kids

Nelson Kanuk, a 16 year old from Kipnuk, Alaska, has a lawsuit against the state of Alaska that aims to force the state to reduce carbon emissions.
Photo courtesy OurChildrensTrust.org

EUGENE, Ore. - Environmental lawyers are trying a new legal tactic, hoping to force the government to take more aggressive steps against global warming. They’re bringing lawsuits on behalf of kids – including young plaintiffs in the Northwest. The cases use a legal theory put forth by a University of Oregon professor. Correspondent Jessica Robinson explains.

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