Category: climate crisis

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/

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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.

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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: 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: Women’s March in Port Townsend, W…

Photo: Women’s March in Port Townsend, Washington in January 2018.

Pompeo, the CIA director tapped to replace Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, is a big climate change skeptic.

Read more here:
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/03/13/climate/pompeo-state-department-climate-change.html?referer=http://www.google.com/

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Copyright: New York Times

Photo: Deception Pass There’s a bug in …

Photo: Deception Pass

There’s a bug in the bud system. An application error I the tracking system that follows all marijuana sales from seed to final sale has an error that is getting I the way of tracking the marijuana. This bug is causing havoc for many I 502 stores.

Read more here:
http://www.king5.com/mobile/article/news/local/marijuana-businesses-disrupted-after-glitch-in-system-that-traces-pot/281-515529317

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Photo: Deception Pass Governor Jay Inslee&rs…

Photo: Deception Pass

Governor Jay Inslee’s carbon tax initiative takes a step forward after a vote last week to move the $10 a ton carbon tax closer to becoming law.

Read more here:
https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/politics/washington-state-10-a-ton-carbon-tax-proposal-takes-key-step-in-legislature/

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The GOP Tax Bill Is Basically Like Throwing Ga…

The GOP Tax Bill Is Basically Like Throwing Gasoline On The Dumpster Fire That Is the Climate Crisis:

“For starters, the bill would extend a generous corporate tax cut to the very industries now careening the planet and humanity toward a hotter, wetter future, namely coal, oil and gas. It would also open up 1.5 million acres of Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for oil and gas drilling. An analysis from Oil Change International released last year found that nearly two-thirds of fuel reserves in existing oil and gas fields need to remain undeveloped to keep the earth from warming beyond 2 degrees, a threshold that itself would mean large-scale climate impacts and severe loss of land in low-lying areas.

The bill could also make it harder for the United States to break its addiction to fossil fuels….”

TAKE ACTION. 

Photo: Goat Mountain Will Washington State become the first to…

Photo: Goat Mountain

Will Washington State become the first to pass a carbon tax? While the proposal was defeated last year, Governor Jay Inslee is solidly behind the idea.

Read more here:
http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2017/11/will-washington-state-pass-the-nations-first-carbon-tax/

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Photo: logging by Middlefork Nooksack River. A Central…

Photo: logging by Middlefork Nooksack River.

A Central Washington University study states that climate change will increase landslides in logging areas.

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http://www.chronline.com/news/wsu-study-climate-change-will-mean-more-landslides-on-logged/article_7f3bcce4-c972-11e7-8ebb-076b080c6541.html

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