Protesting private banks gains urgency in climate justice fights

Last week, climate justice non-profit 350 Seattle coordinated a protest that briefly shut down 13 Chase Bank branches across Seattle.
May 18, 2017

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

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
Orcas Island artist Anthony Howe's olympic cauldron is lit at the opening ceremony on Friday. (Photo from Reuters / Ivan Alvarado)

Orcas Island artist steals the show at Rio Olympics opening

That kinetic sculpture that wowed the world at the Olympics opening ceremony was designed by Washington's own Anthony Howe.
Aug 9, 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
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.
May 11, 2016
Hodan Hassan. (Photo by The Seattle Globalist)

Polar bears and melting ice caps or gentrification and asthma?

Polar bears and melting ice caps or gentrification and asthma?
Mar 13, 2016

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

Seattle shines at COP21 — despite mayor’s absence

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray skipped COP21, but the city still had plenty of representation and leadership at the Paris climate talks.
Dec 11, 2015

Could Canada carbon emissions agreement have room for Washington?

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.
Dec 9, 2015
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)

Climate and consumption come to a head in Indonesia forest fires

What does your shampoo have to do with Indonesia's awful forest fire season?
Dec 2, 2015

Nations most at risk urge warming cap stricter than COP21 goal

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.
Nov 30, 2015
More than 20 percent of the Colville Reservation burned in two major fires this summer. (Photo by Colton Miller)

When firefighting resources are thin, reservations are left to burn

As Washington raced to save million dollar homes from wildfires this summer, tribal land went up in flames.
Oct 27, 2015
Marchers move down Madison St. during the Seattle People's Climate March on Wednesday. (Photo by Alex Garland)

Seattle joins People’s Climate March in call for global action

More than 1000 people gathered in Seattle on Wednesday for the People's Climate March.
Oct 15, 2015
A the end of WOC Speak Out event at Town Hall: From left to right, Yu, Tekola, Sopariwala and Joshi.(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

Women of Color Speak Out aim to change the climate of Climate Justice

Women of Color Speak Out challenges mainstream environmentalism, which often excludes the poor and people of color.
Sep 11, 2015

Can Washington’s wetland conservation inform flood prevention in China?

Climate change's toll seems insurmountable, but can findings from Washington state's wetlands contribute to China's flood prevention?
Aug 3, 2015
Pope Francis called out rich countries last week for driving climate change that will disprportionately impact the world's poor. (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

Like the Pope says, climate change in Seattle will impact the poor most

A new community-based research project aims to demonstrate how poor people in South Seattle will disproportionally be impacted by climate change.
Jun 27, 2015
Seattle polar bear protestor.

Shell No thanks for the memories

A look back at the giant yellow contraption that launched a thousand kayaktivists.
Jun 16, 2015
Nasko Abadjiev in gear built to withstand nighttime temperatures of 75 below. (Courtesy photo)

The sun never rises: Dispatches from a winter job in Antarctica

While the days are getting wonderfully long here, Seattle transplant Nasko Abadjiev is entering a dark world of wonder working in Antarctica.
Jun 7, 2015

How to Divest Your University from Fossil Fuels

Last week Scotland’s Glasgow University became the first large university to completely divest from fossil fuel investments. The UW still has $15 million invested in fossil fuels.
Oct 21, 2014