Environment

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About 300 people gathered to offer blessings and to call for environmental advocacy at the Seattle stop for the Lummi Nation Totem Pole Journey.

(Photo from Flickr by wabatson)

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Lax Washington state dairy regulations are allowing cow manure to taint Yakima Valley drinking water.

Street graffiti from one of the first "Buy Nothing" days in 2005. (Photo from Flickr by Resa & Krister)

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We are emotional — and often defensive — about our consumption. But an experiment in buying nothing proves more liberating than challenging.

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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.

David García, Kimberly Gonzalez and Michelle Piñon are ambassadors for the Washington chapter of Latino Outdoors. They all grew up in different parts of southern California and share a passion for the outdoors and the environment. (Photo by Yvonne Rogell)

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Why is outdoor recreation is still a predominantly white activity? The local chapter of Latino Outdoors has answers.

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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.

A Stand.earth volunteer adds another cup to the more than 8000 hung in the early morning action. (Photo by Esmy Jimenez)

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Why were the 8000 Starbucks cups hanging outside the company's headquarters in SoDo yesterday?

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A program that produces energy-saving stoves could keep girls and women safe and has possible benefits to the environment and fighting hunger.

A rally at the Honduran Mission in New York City soon after Berta Cáceres was killed. (Photo by Natalie Jeffers / Matters of the Earth)

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In November Berta Cáceres visited Seattle to speak out on environmental exploitation in Honduras. A few months later, she was murdered.

Alec Connon (right) helps tow an extra kayak for Bill and Melinda. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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News reports say the Gates Foundation Trust's holdings in oil, coal and gas stocks have dropped 85 percent since 2014.

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Laptops, monitors and other devices from Seattle and other parts of the country have been tracked to junkyards in developing countries.

Tonya Miller hugs a Red Cross volunteer in front of her home in Joplin, Missouri following the 2011 tornado. (Photo from Flickr by Ozarks Red Cross)

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Links between climate disasters and domestic violence mean we should apply gender equity analysis to the emergency planning in Washington state.

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.