Environment

An oil train passing through Portland. (Photo from Flickr by Sam Beebe)

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Big oil has set its sights on Vancouver, WA as the terminus of a rail route to transport millions of gallons of crude for export. Three car dealers say "no way!"

Getting pandas to mate in capitvity, and then releasing babies that will thrive in the wild isn't easy, Vitale found out. (Courtesy photo by Ami Vitale)

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National Geographic photographer Ami Vitale says her job can sometimes by lonely and terrifying, but it's worth it to be a part of preserving our wonderful world.

The current cohort of the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps, a dozen teens from South Park and Georgetown. (Photo by Barbara Clabots)

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In South Park and Georgetown, the health impacts of pollution are real and life-threatening. But a small cadre of teens are learning to fight for environmental justice.

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Building economic resiliency will be the key to helping rural Fijian communities weather Cyclone Winston.

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An alternative to I-732 that would raise carbon tax revenue to help poor communities and communities of color is being planned for the November ballot.

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Initiative 732 would ensure that polluters get cut slack at the expense of Washington's communities.

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With the FDA putting AquaBounty's AquAdvantage salmon on shelves last month, health concerns among the female consumer should be a prime consideration.

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The decision to try at getting almost 200 countries to sign a climate deal on cutting carbon emissions was a gamble.

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Seattle Mayor Ed Murray skipped COP21, but the city still had plenty of representation and leadership at the Paris climate talks.

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Despite a ban on demonstrations in Paris, Seattle activists brought 350 salmon lanterns to the city to wave them for the COP21 climate conference.

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Gov. Jay Inslee says he is exploring whether Washington could be part of a carbon emissions cap-and-trade plan developing among several Canadian provices.

A boy rides his bike in the haze along an Indonesian highway in late October, at the height of forest fires that blanketed much of Southeast Asia in a haze. (Photo by REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

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What does your shampoo have to do with Indonesia's awful forest fire season?

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Middle-income and developing nations call for more ambitious goals than what's currently on the table at the Paris Climate Change Conference, also being called COP21.

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They even brought a two-seater kayak along for Bill and Melinda.

More than 20 percent of the Colville Reservation burned in two major fires this summer. (Photo by Colton Miller)

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As Washington raced to save million dollar homes from wildfires this summer, tribal land went up in flames.

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Meteorologists compared Hurricane Patricia to 2013's Typhoon Haiyan, which killed thousands in the Philippines.

Marchers move down Madison St. during the Seattle People's Climate March on Wednesday. (Photo by Alex Garland)

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More than 1000 people gathered in Seattle on Wednesday for the People's Climate March.

Citizens gathered outside the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma in the dawn hours to blockade busses with deportees from leaving. (Photo by Angelica Chazaro)

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What does immigrant detainment have to do with gender and climate justice? More than you think.

Dyed yarn hanging on a fence at the Jubilee Farm in Snoqualmie, part of a class on using natural plant dyes. (Photo by Carolyn Higgins)

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Textile dyeing is an oft overlooked part of clothing manufacturing that can have devastating human and environmental impacts. But one Seattle woman has a solution.

A the end of WOC Speak Out event at Town Hall: From left to right, Yu, Tekola, Sopariwala and Joshi.(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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Women of Color Speak Out challenges mainstream environmentalism, which often excludes the poor and people of color.

Photographer Carlos Barria holds up a print of a photograph he took after Hurricane Katrina in the same location 10 years later. The storm was early evidence of how climate change disproportionately impacts the poor and people of color. (Photo from REUTERS/Carlos Barria)

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Members of “Communities of Color for Climate Justice” are flipping the stereotype of the Seattle environmentalist on its head.