Environment

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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.

A Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium ambassador holds Siesta, a two toed Sloth who has lived at the zoo for almost 15 years. (Courtesy photo)

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The same adorable lethargy that's made sloths an internet sensation has also made them vulnerable to animal traffickers. Will the internet fight back?

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What should happen to the revenue if Washington ever passes a carbon charge on polluters? Sightline Institute suggests communities of color need it most.

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Climate change's toll seems insurmountable, but can findings from Washington state's wetlands contribute to China's flood prevention?

Activists protest against Fidelity Investments, fourth largest Chevron investor outside the office building in Downtown Seattle(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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Seattle activists called the Unist’ot’en Nation violation “The Keystone XL In Seattle’s Backyard.”

Pope Francis called out rich countries last week for driving climate change that will disprportionately impact the world's poor. (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

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A new community-based research project aims to demonstrate how poor people in South Seattle will disproportionally be impacted by climate change.

Seattle polar bear protestor.

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A look back at the giant yellow contraption that launched a thousand kayaktivists.

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People have raised worries over a new Washington practice for harvesting the geoduck. But is the concern warranted?

Nasko Abadjiev in gear built to withstand nighttime temperatures of 75 below. (Courtesy photo)

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While the days are getting wonderfully long here, Seattle transplant Nasko Abadjiev is entering a dark world of wonder working in Antarctica.

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A group of Nepali students and faculty members is collecting money to help rebuild a small town largely destroyed in the recent earthquake.

A sign at Duwamish Waterway Park warns in nine languages against eating most fish caught in the river. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Convincing new immigrants that fishing in the river isn't safe is a challenge, say those behind Duwamish River cleanup plans.