A salmon carcass on the banks of the Fraser River in British Columbia. Salmon spawn in Canadian rivers, but pass through American waters and are caught by Washington fishermen. (Photo by Todd Gordon Brown)

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Unseasonably warm water and a toxic mining spill in BC have meant a tough season for Puget Sound salmon fishermen.

by Sara McCaslin and Hillary Sanders and Aida Solomon

From Aida Solomon's series, "I am Ethiopia," Gabriel Teodros shares the mic with a young fan. (Photo by Aida Solomon) After a year of...

Shanghai, China shrouded in smog. Overall China emits 6.2 metric tons of CO2 per year. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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University of Washington research points to air pollution, tobacco, and diet as the deadliest drivers of disease in China.

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,...