Environment

The author with a baby elephant on a recent trip to India. (Photo courtesy Sudha Nandagopal)

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As a kid growing up in Spokane, I was the one in my family who claimed the mantle of environmentalist. I was the animal enthusiast,...

A container ship leaves the Port of Seattle while the Bainbridge Island ferry enters. (Photo via Wikipedia)

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The new director of the Washington State China Relations Council says our state's relationship with China is about more than just money.

Cocoa beans in a cocoa pod. These are harvested to eventually make chocolate. (Photo via Agricultural Research Service)

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Going vegan in the 1980s was a much different experience than it is today — especially if you were in Texas.

Daniel Winkler in the field with some prize mushrooms. (Photo courtesy Daniel Winkler)

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Local mushroom hunter Daniel Winkler puts the fun in fungi.

People gather at Peace Arch Park on the Canadian border in December 2012 to oppose the U.S.-led Trans Pacific Partnership. (Photo by Caelie Frampton)

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Citizens and social justice orgs rallied at Westlake on Friday to protest the largest free trade agreement since NAFTA.