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Rage against the Manchin

The West Virginia Senator stands in the path of crucial climate progress. Also: what's in the Democrats' climate plan? And Oregon has the opportunity to expand clean transportation on its roads.

louisiana national guard rescue after hurricane ida flooding

A textbook case of climate-fueled extremism

Clean trucks zoom ahead, Hurricane Ida roundup, and updates on 100% clean nationwide

map of groundwater excess and shortfall nationwide

A summer of extreme extremes

100% clean electricity nationwide, scoring environmental justice, and a season of extremes 

ClimateCast - extreme weather in the NW

Making sense of a scary climate report

THe long-awaited new IPCC climate report is out this week. It includes good news as well as very bad news.

oregon gov kat brown signing 100% clean electricity law surrounded by supporters

100% clean despite the heat

A federal "down payment" on climate (?), green hydrogen, and a note on this summer's extreme heat 

Satellite image of wildfire damage

Can Congress get real on clean energy?

Climate advocates put pressure on lawmakers as western states suffer drought and extreme heat

Days of slow burning

Last weekend's record-breaking heat dome has largely passed, but continues to wreak havoc with heat-related deaths, power outages and wildfires

climate cast banner + photo of TriMet all-electric bus

Keystone XL is kaput

TriMet doubles down on clean electricity, Keystone XL pipeline is cancelled, and carmakers up the ante on EVs.

oregon state legislature spring sunset

Waking up from the fever dream

Climate tailwinds in Oregon, Ford reigns EV, and Big Oil shakedown in this week's ClimateCast 

Climate Cast banner graphic, with photo of sunrise overlooking Olympia, Washington below.

Washington State officially enters a new phase of climate action

Washington State enters a new climate action phase, Oregon's EV incentives get a boost, and fossil fuels are declared incompatible with a healthy future.

Capitol dome

Rage against the Manchin

The West Virginia Senator stands in the path of crucial climate progress. Also: what's in the Democrats' climate plan? And Oregon has the opportunity to expand clean transportation on its roads.
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Days of slow burning

Last weekend's record-breaking heat dome has largely passed, but continues to wreak havoc with heat-related deaths, power outages and wildfires
Read More