Category: borrowed planet blog

Smithfield and animal abuse

Smithfield and animal abuse:

Gestation crates were supposed to be phased out. They weren’t.

Photo: a protestor at the March For Our Lives …

Photo: a protestor at the March For Our Lives protest event earlier this year

Initiative 1631 is a ballot measure to end carbon emissions. It’s gaining ground, having gathered over 63,000 signatures. It’s also gaining opposition.

Read more here:
http://kuow.org/post/carbon-fee-initiative-gains-signatures-and-opposition

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Photo: the Dosewallips River Gas prices are g…

Photo: the Dosewallips River

Gas prices are going up. If America pulls out of the Iran deal, those prices could climb even higher.

Read more here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-energy-202/2018/05/07/the-energy-202-gas-prices-are-going-up-trump-s-iran-decision-could-make-them-climb-even-higher/5aef96bb30fb042db579734a/?utm_term=.656a5908d586

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River of plastic

River of plastic:

Literally so gross

Photo: when Chipmunks attack! The air qualit…

Photo: when Chipmunks attack!

The air quality around Puget Sound ports is getting better. However greenhouse gas emissions remain the same in the Puget Sound area.

Read more here:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/environment/you-can-breathe-cleaner-around-puget-sound-ports-report-finds/

Copyright: Seattle Times
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Photo: volunteers during the Martin Luther Kin…

Photo: volunteers during the Martin Luther King Jr Day of Service, 2018.

The world’s largest ocean garage patch is now over 600,000 square feet. That’s twice the size of Texas!

Read more here:
https://www.usatoday.com/story/tech/science/2018/03/22/great-pacific-garbage-patch-grows/446405002/

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Photo: lookout over Point Hudson in Fort Worde…

Photo: lookout over Point Hudson in Fort Worden State Park.

The last northern male white rhinoceros has died in Kenya.

Read more here:
https://www.reuters.com/article/us-kenya-rhino/worlds-last-male-northern-white-rhino-dies-idUSKBN1GW0IT?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A+Trending+Content&utm_content=5ab0b29f04d30126ff708960&utm_medium=trueAnthem&utm_source=facebook

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Photo: on the trail to Fort Worden State Park….

Photo: on the trail to Fort Worden State Park.

Did you see steam coming from Mount Baker last week? Don’t be alarmed! The crater degasses all day, every day. Here’s why:

http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/local/article205864854.html

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Photo: Dosewallips River Olympic National Pa…

Photo: Dosewallips River

Olympic National Park is planning on shipping their mountain goats to another national park in order to reduce tred on flora and fauna.

Read more here: https://www.backpacker.com/news-and-events/olympic-national-park-mountain-goats

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Photo: sunrise over Puget Sound from Port Town…

Photo: sunrise over Puget Sound from Port Townsend, Washington.

Local appeals court has ruled local jurisdictions can oppose marijuana shops in their counties. This means cities like Lynden, Washington can continue their moratorium on I-502 stores indefinitely without a legal challenge.

Read more here:
https://www.seattlepi.com/local/politics/article/Washington-state-marijuana-prohibition-12750938.php

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Copyright: Seattle PI