Environment, Featured Environmentalist and Grammy winner Carole King testifies in House committee on forest management WASHINGTON -- Environmental activist and singer-songwriter Carole King criticized the U.S. Forest Service's use of logging as a way to combat wildfires at a House hearing Wednesday, saying that logging operations contribute to carbon emissions. "I ... CONTINUE READING Environment, Featured Lawmakers push for 'equitable action' to fund fight against climate change WASHINGTON -- Lawmakers from both parties Wednesday vowed to develop a federal plan to "deliver actionable tools and resources" to fight climate change in the wake of a series of recent climate reports that outline ... CONTINUE READING Jay Inslee Environment Q&A: Gov. Jay Inslee’s Thoughts on Countering Climate Change in the State of Washington and Beyond Last year, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee, who ran an historic—if unsuccessful—climate-centered campaign for president in 2019, signed two major climate initiatives into law, as part of his state’s Climate Commitment Act. The first initiative established a ... CONTINUE READING Environment, Featured The State of the Environment takes back seat at Biden’s first State of the Union WASHINGTON — The climate crisis, which President Joe Biden has previously called an "existential threat to humanity," received little attention during his first State of the Union. "We'll create good jobs for millions of Americans, modernizing ... CONTINUE READING

Experts Call for More Icebreakers as Tensions Heat Up in the Arctic

WASHINGTON — When it comes to power and positioning in the Arctic, the United States trails behind Russia, regional experts told lawmakers on Tuesday.  “Our presence in the Arctic is late to the game,” said retired Coast Guard Admiral Paul Zukunft. “Russia has de...

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