Protesting private banks gains urgency in climate justice fights
by Sammi-Jo Lee
Last week, climate justice non-profit 350 Seattle coordinated a protest that briefly shut down 13 Chase Bank branches across Seattle.
May 18, 2017
City Council set to divest $3 billion from Wells Fargo over pipeline
by Aly Brady
Seattle is set to be the first major city to divest from Wells Fargo in protest of the controversial Dakota Access Pipeline.
Feb 1, 2017
Ikea completes Washington’s largest rooftop solar installation
by Timothy Kenney
Ikea stores in northern Europe already produce more energy than they consume, and there's reason to believe the new Renton store can do the same.
Jan 18, 2017
Indigenous people confront the energy industry, from Oaxaca to Standing Rock
by Patti Kilpatrick
Multinational energy corporations have built wind farms to meet Mexico’s “green” energy goals. But indigenous communities whose land they're on aren't getting a say.
Dec 14, 2016
Army denies Dakota pipeline permit, in victory for Native tribes
Native Americans and climate activists have protested against the oil pipeline project, saying it endangers tribal water sources and sacred sites.
Dec 4, 2016
Seattle’s contribution to Standing Rock: A new twist on the teepee
by Agatha Pacheco
Seattle "tarpees" are giving Standing Rock camps hope to survive the cold Midwest winter, despite an order from the North Dakota Governor to clear the camps.
Nov 30, 2016
Police move in on Dakota pipeline encampment
Police in North Dakota began clearing a group of Native American and environmental protesters from an encampment near an oil pipeline construction site.
Oct 27, 2016
Environmental groups split over racial, economic equity in I-732
by Martha Baskin
Groups supporting climate justice are on opposite sides over I-732. Would it hurt or help families of color who are most affected by climate change?
Oct 10, 2016
Green careers proposal advances to Seattle City Council
by Venice Buhain
A proposal to promote internships, entry-level positions and outreach for environmental careers for young people of color will head to Seattle City Council.
Sep 23, 2016
Photos: Tribes, supporters rally in Seattle for Standing Rock Sioux’s pipeline battle
by Chloe Collyer
While construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline has been paused, the Standing Rock Sioux have vowed to press on.
Sep 19, 2016
Native tribes praise pipeline pause, vow to fight on
Pipeline construction has been paused on federally owned land that Native Americans consider sacred. Protesters vow to press for a full halt to the project.
Sep 12, 2016
Lummi Totem Pole Journey honors earth, celebrates Cherry Point victory
by Jovelle Tamayo
About 300 people gathered to offer blessings and to call for environmental advocacy at the Seattle stop for the Lummi Nation Totem Pole Journey.
Aug 26, 2016
State must protect Yakima Valley drinking water from cow manure
by Ellicott Dandy
Lax Washington state dairy regulations are allowing cow manure to taint Yakima Valley drinking water.
Aug 23, 2016
What I learned from a month of buying nothing: It’s surprisingly easy
by Sarah Stuteville
We are emotional — and often defensive — about our consumption. But an experiment in buying nothing proves more liberating than challenging.
Aug 19, 2016
My personal challenge to buy nothing for a month
by Sarah Stuteville
We’re drowning in needless products and waste in the US, so I’m trying to buy noting for a whole month except for food and toiletries. Join my challenge.
Jul 21, 2016
Latino Outdoors has a simple solution to increase diversity in natural recreation
by Yvonne Rogell
Why is outdoor recreation is still a predominantly white activity? The local chapter of Latino Outdoors has answers.
Jul 13, 2016
The moral urgency of climate action: Why I’m saying #YesOn732
by Alex Lenferna
A UW grad student studying climate ethics and justice makes the case for Initiative 732, a carbon pricing plan that will be on the ballot in November.
Jul 12, 2016
Environmentalists target Starbucks cups in SoDo action
by Esmy Jimenez
Why were the 8000 Starbucks cups hanging outside the company's headquarters in SoDo yesterday?
Jul 8, 2016
Uganda green energy program also keeps refugee women safe from assault
by Global Press News Service
A program that produces energy-saving stoves could keep girls and women safe and has possible benefits to the environment and fighting hunger.
Jun 2, 2016