People in the Pacific Northwest braced for another major, multiday heat wave starting Wednesday, just over a month after record-shattering hot weather killed hundreds of the region's most vulnerable people.
By Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press
As forecasters warned of record-breaking temperatures in the Pacific Northwest and western Canada, officials set up cooling centers, distributed water to the homeless and took other steps. Still, hundreds of people likely died.
By Andrew Selsky, Associated Press
Health officials say more than 60 deaths in Oregon have been linked to the historic heat wave in the Pacific Northwest as dozens of others in Canada, Washington state and elsewhere are investigated for ties to the hot weather.
By Jim Morris, Andrew Selsky, Associated Press
The heat was expected to break all-time records in cities and towns from eastern Washington state to Portland to southern Oregon, with temperatures in many areas expected to top out up to 30 degrees above normal. It’s a dangerous forecast…
By Sara Cline, Associated Press
As large parts of California and the Pacific Northwest are beset by wildfires, the issue of climate change has taken on prominence in the national political conversation. Scientists increasingly point to rising temperatures and extreme dryness as exacerbating wildfires, but…
By Gillian Flaccus, Sara Cline, Associated Press
Firefighters in the Pacific Northwest are scrambling to keep up with multiple catastrophic fires in the region that have forced people to flee their homes and trapped firefighters and civilians.
By Jes Burns, OPB/EarthFix
A project in Oregon’s Klamath County is aiming to complement renewable energy development in the Northwest by creating a giant water battery.
It’s when, not if, the Pacific Northwest is due for a major seismic disaster; scientists say there’s a 37 percent chance one could strike in the next 50 years. FEMA estimates such an earthquake and resulting tsunami could kill thousands…
Shellfish made poisonous by toxic algae may bloom into bigger problem…
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