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KUOW's environment beat brings you stories on the ongoing cleanup of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, alternative energy, the health of the Puget Sound, coal transportation and more. We're also partnered with several stations across the Northwest to bring you environmental news via EarthFix.

Washington is warming slower than anywhere else in the U.S.

Beach-goers in Seattle enjoy a Puget Sound shore in Seattle.
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Beach-goers in Seattle enjoy a Puget Sound shore in Seattle.

Kim Malcolm talks with Joe Casola about a new analysis that finds average temperatures in Washington have warmed more slowly than any other state in the country. Casola is deputy director of the University of Washington's Climate Impacts Group.

The Associated Press analyzed 30 years of data from NOAA. It found the average temperature in the U.S. has increased 1.6 degrees since 1988. In Washington, the temperature warmed by about half a degree during that same period.

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