Environment

Ferry docking into downtown Seattle (Photo courtesy of Paul Schultz

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A ferry docks into downtown Seattle. (Photo by Paul Schultz via Flickr) For many of us Washingtonians, ferries conjure up sentimental thoughts of trips to the...

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.