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This archive page provides major news and features related to our environment, for visitors who want to research or re-read older articles and news releases. For the latest news and announcements on this subject, please visit the King County environmental services page.

Underwater fish video: kokanee returning to spawn in Laughing Jacobs Creek, Sammamish
Underwater footage from the 2018 run of Lake Sammamish kokanee

Jan. 31, 2019
External article, Bellevue Reporter
Local salmon face dire future amid effects of climate change 

Oct. 13, 2018
External article, Seattle Times
‘It’s urgent emissions come down’: UW researcher is lead author on stark climate report 

Oct. 9, 2018
External article, Seattle Times
Why half a degree of global warming is a big deal 

Aug. 1, 2018
External report, Pulitzer Center
We Almost Fixed Climate Change. Why Couldn't We?
Prologue to Losing Earth: The Decade We Almost Stopped Climate Change

May 9, 2018
King County sues oil companies for climate impacts 

May 8, 2018
Taking emergency action to prevent the possible extinction of native kokanee salmon 

Dec. 6, 2016
Natural Resources and Parks is the first King County department to make its operations and purchases carbon neutral 

Nov. 3, 2016
External article, New York Times
The Paris Agreement on Climate Change Is Official

Sep. 15, 2016
Executive on state's new carbon rules: We must act on climate change 

Sep. 2, 2016
External article, Seattle Times
Hailing cooperation, US and China join global climate deal

Jul. 25, 2016
External article, KCTS9/ earthFIX
An Urban Refuge Where Humans And Wildlife Coexist

Jun. 1, 2016
External article, Seattle P-I
A West Coast climate accord, a new Clean Air Rule announced for state

Mar. 16, 2016
External article, Washington Post
The economy is growing, but carbon emissions aren’t. That’s a really big deal

Feb. 22, 2016
External article, Washington Post
Seas are now rising faster than they have in 2,800 years, scientists say 

Jan. 26, 2016
External, Seattle Times
The prospect of climate change and solutions post-Paris

Jan. 20, 2016
External, Seattle Times
2015 hottest year in recorded history — and not by just a little 

Jan. 6, 2016
External, Seattle Times
Washington to limit carbon pollution from largest facilities 

Nov. 16, 2015
King County adopts one of the boldest climate action plans in the nation

Jul. 17, 2015
External article, TIME Magazine
Last Year Was the Hottest Since Temperature Record Keeping Began

Jun. 30, 2015
Executive delivers bold new plan to confront climate change after hottest June on record 

Jun. 22, 2015
External article, Washington Post
Inaction on climate change would cost billions, major EPA study finds

Feb. 25, 2015
External, Seattle Times
Instruments catch greenhouse gas in the act of warming the planet

National Climate Assessment

May 2014
Climate Change: Evidence and Causes
National Academy of Sciences, The Royal Society