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What megablazes tell us about the fiery future of climate change

This is the present, and the future, of climate change. Our overheated world is amplifying drought and making megafire commonplace. This is happening even in the soggy Pacific Northwest, which has been hard-hit by what’s been dubbed a “wet drought.” 

Read More at Rolling Stone

Low snow and warm temperatures eat away at Northwest glaciers

Glaciers across the North Cascades could lose 5 to 10 percent of their volume this year, accelerating decades of steady decline. 

Read more at The Seattle Times

Climate change will likely lead to the loss or drying of montane wetlands

Read more on Se-Yeun Lee’s work discussing how climate change could dry out habitats of Pacific Northwest amphibians. 

Read more at UW Today

Climate change may not significantly increase interbreeding among species

Read about Meade Krosby’s work on whether climate change could lead to more hybrid animals like grolar bears. 

Read more at UW Today

Three ways the West can adapt to drought

Read Climate Central’s article about drought adaptation in the West. 

Read more at Climate Central

The White House’s Champions of Change has a blog

Read Amy Snover’s blog post for this national recognition. 

Read more at whitehouse.gov

CIG’s director recognized as White House Champion of Change

Read about Amy Snover’s award from the White House. 

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Northwest prepares for more frequent mega fires projected in the future

Collaborated research by CIG affiliate, Dave Peterson, indicates how the PNW can plan for future forest fires. 

Read more at KUOW

Climate change vulnerability and adaptation in the North Cascades region, Washington

CIG partnered with federal agencies to develop this report on climate change and implications for management in the federal lands of the North Cascades region. 

Read more at UW Today
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