People celebrate in Oceti Sakowin camp as "water protectors" continue to demonstrate against plans to pass the Dakota Access pipeline near the Standing Rock Indian Reservation, near Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S. December 4, 2016. Photo by Stephanie Keith for Reuters.)

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
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Seattle’s contribution to Standing Rock: A new twist on the teepee

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
Protestors against the Dakota Access Pipeline stand-off with police in this aerial photo of Highway 1806 and County Road 134 near the town of Cannon Ball, North Dakota, U.S., October 27, 2016. Photo by Morton County Sheriff's Office via Reuters.

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
(Left image) Jill Mangaliman (left) of Got Green speaks after a a coalition of groups met with Carbon Washington regarding Initiative 732. The groups opted not to support the initiative and will support an alternative. (Right image) Frank Turner of Olympia holds up a sign in support of Initiative 732. (Photos by Renotography and John Stang)

Environmental groups split over racial, economic equity in I-732

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
Photo is taken behind the King County Juvenile Detention Center on Aug. 5, 2015 during a press conference launching Got Green's campaign to increase green career pathways. (Photo by Mike Renaissance Moynihan/Renotography)

Green careers proposal advances to Seattle City Council

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
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Photos: Tribes, supporters rally in Seattle for Standing Rock Sioux’s pipeline battle

While construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline has been paused, the Standing Rock Sioux have vowed to press on.
Sep 19, 2016
Protesters demonstrate against the Energy Transfer Partners' Dakota Access oil pipeline near the Standing Rock Sioux reservation in Cannon Ball, North Dakota. (Photo by Andrew Cullen)

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
About 300 people gathered for the 2016 Lummi Nation House of Tears Totem Pole Journey celebration on August 25, 2016 at Seattleís Saint Markís Episcopal Cathedral. The Lummi Nation uses their annual totem pole journey to raise awareness of the fossil fuel industryís negative environmental effects.

Lummi Totem Pole Journey honors earth, celebrates Cherry Point victory

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
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State must protect Yakima Valley drinking water from cow manure

Lax Washington state dairy regulations are allowing cow manure to taint Yakima Valley drinking water.
Aug 23, 2016
Street graffiti from one of the first "Buy Nothing" days in 2005. (Photo from Flickr by Resa & Krister)

What I learned from a month of buying nothing: It’s surprisingly easy

We are emotional — and often defensive — about our consumption. But an experiment in buying nothing proves more liberating than challenging.
Aug 19, 2016
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My personal challenge to buy nothing for a month

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
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)

Latino Outdoors has a simple solution to increase diversity in natural recreation

Why is outdoor recreation is still a predominantly white activity? The local chapter of Latino Outdoors has answers.
Jul 13, 2016
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The moral urgency of climate action: Why I’m saying #YesOn732

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

Environmentalists target Starbucks cups in SoDo action

Why were the 8000 Starbucks cups hanging outside the company's headquarters in SoDo yesterday?
Jul 8, 2016
SAFE officer Teddy Namirimu and Barnabas Bwambare, of Adapt+ Limited, inspect freshly-made briquettes. (Photo  by Edna Namara, GPJ Uganda)

Uganda green energy program also keeps refugee women safe from assault

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

Environmental activist’s murder spotlights spiraling violence in Honduras

In November Berta Cáceres visited Seattle to speak out on environmental exploitation in Honduras. A few months later, she was murdered.
May 18, 2016
Alec Connon (right) helps tow an extra kayak for Bill and Melinda. (Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Gates Foundation divests from BP

News reports say the Gates Foundation Trust's holdings in oil, coal and gas stocks have dropped 85 percent since 2014.
May 17, 2016
Pile of printer scrap outside on ground near New Territories junkyard in New Territories Hong Kong in March. (Photo by Basel Action Network via Flickr.)

Watchdog group tracks Seattle e-waste to Hong Kong junkyard

Laptops, monitors and other devices from Seattle and other parts of the country have been tracked to junkyards in developing countries.
May 11, 2016
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)

The surprising link between climate change and violence against women

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)

Jobs from oil train terminals? Three Northwest car guys know better

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!"
Apr 7, 2016