Leaf blowers flagged as polluters, possible health threat
by Stuart Silverstein and Anna Boiko-Weyrauch, FairWarning
Casa Latina offers workshops for immigrant landscapers, who face health and safety risks from gas-powered leaf blowers.
Sep 25, 2017
Pacific Northwest tribes concerned over Atlantic salmon spill
by Venice Buhain
The Lummi Nation called a state of emergency, and other tribes expressed concern, after a spill of thousands of farmed Atlantic salmon last week.
Aug 29, 2017
Translating environment and health for Seattle’s immigrants and refugees
by Ross Coyle
Sophorn Sim's drive to help also stems from a desire for improving environmental equity in South Seattle and other parts of the south end.
Jul 28, 2017
Ikea completes Washington’s largest rooftop solar installation
by Timothy Kenney
Ikea stores in northern Europe already produce more energy than they consume, and there's reason to believe the new Renton store can do the same.
Jan 18, 2017
Police move in on Dakota pipeline encampment
Police in North Dakota began clearing a group of Native American and environmental protesters from an encampment near an oil pipeline construction site.
Oct 27, 2016
Environmental groups split over racial, economic equity in I-732
by Martha Baskin
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
Photos: Tribes, supporters rally in Seattle for Standing Rock Sioux’s pipeline battle
by Chloe Collyer
While construction on the Dakota Access Pipeline has been paused, the Standing Rock Sioux have vowed to press on.
Sep 19, 2016
What I learned from a month of buying nothing: It’s surprisingly easy
by Sarah Stuteville
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
by Sarah Stuteville
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
Uganda green energy program also keeps refugee women safe from assault
by Global Press News Service
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
Watchdog group tracks Seattle e-waste to Hong Kong junkyard
by Venice Buhain
Laptops, monitors and other devices from Seattle and other parts of the country have been tracked to junkyards in developing countries.
May 11, 2016
What’s it really like to be a National Geographic photographer?
by Kara Tiernan
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 Duwamish Valley Youth Corps are coming for your litter
by Barbara Clabots
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
I-732 group submits signatures; critics say measure fails to do enough
by John Stang
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
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
by Greg Scruggs
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray skipped COP21, but the city still had plenty of representation and leadership at the Paris climate talks.
Dec 11, 2015
Seattle activists wave salmon lanterns in Paris for climate talks
by Chetanya Robinson
Despite a ban on demonstrations in Paris, Seattle activists brought 350 salmon lanterns to the city to wave them for the COP21 climate conference.
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
Can Washington’s wetland conservation inform flood prevention in China?
by J.M. Wong
Climate change's toll seems insurmountable, but can findings from Washington state's wetlands contribute to China's flood prevention?
Aug 3, 2015
Live to learn under the sun – why the environment could be making all the difference to your child’s daycare
by Bushra Zerin
Green grass, flowering bushes with the buzzing bees and the huge trees offering a nice patch of shade… it seems like the perfect way for your child to grow up learning about the environment and finding a way to live in harmony with nature. Coincidentally, Seattle is the perfect city, with a good amount of […]
Jul 23, 2015