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
(Photo from Flickr by wabatson)

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

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

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

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

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
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)

What’s it really like to be a National Geographic photographer?

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.
Mar 17, 2016
The current cohort of the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps, a dozen teens from South Park and Georgetown. (Photo by Barbara Clabots)

The Duwamish Valley Youth Corps are coming for your litter

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.
Mar 10, 2016

Cyclone Winston a call to invest in Fiji’s rural economy

Building economic resiliency will be the key to helping rural Fijian communities weather Cyclone Winston.
Mar 3, 2016

I-732 group submits signatures; critics say measure fails to do enough

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.
Dec 30, 2015

I-732 kowtows to polluters, disrespects communities of color

Initiative 732 would ensure that polluters get cut slack at the expense of Washington's communities.

Why female salmon consumers need more transparency

With the FDA putting AquaBounty's AquAdvantage salmon on shelves last month, health concerns among the female consumer should be a prime consideration.
Dec 28, 2015

How the world learned its lesson and got a climate deal

The decision to try at getting almost 200 countries to sign a climate deal on cutting carbon emissions was a gamble.
Dec 14, 2015