Category: climate crisis

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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Photo: racoons Pollution kills an average of 9 million people…

Photo: racoons

Pollution kills an average of 9 million people a year. That’s three times the number of HIV, malaria and tuberculosis combined annually.

Read more here:
https://www.washingtonpost.com/amphtml/news/energy-environment/wp/2017/10/19/pollution-kills-9-million-people-each-year-new-study-finds/

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Photo: Nooksack River rock stacks. Millions of dollars are…

Photo: Nooksack River rock stacks.

Millions of dollars are being donated to the campaigns of two first time candidates in Redmond, Washington’s 45th district.

Vote. Please.

Read more here:
https://www.npr.org/2017/11/06/561554801/millions-of-dollars-pour-into-washington-state-special-election

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Photo: Nooksack River in the Mt. Baker foothills There are…

Photo: Nooksack River in the Mt. Baker foothills

There are over 400 homeless encampments in the greater Seattle area. While the economy is growing and the job market is good (especially for technically inclined job hunters), the cost of living has skyrocketed. The homeless population includes more families and those working full time than ever before, as well.

Read more here:
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/business/article182968441.html

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Photo: butterfly Governor’s are heading to Europe to…

Photo: butterfly

Governor’s are heading to Europe to reassure world leaders of their commitment to fighting climate change.

Read more here:
http://www.governor.wa.gov/news-media/us-governors-head-germany-reassure-global-leaders-american-leadership-climate-change

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Photo: Shi Shi Beach Climate change will have a huge impact on…

Photo: Shi Shi Beach

Climate change will have a huge impact on the local economy. Fighting climate change is an opportunity to grow the economy.

Tri-Cities will host a public forum about climate change this Friday.

Read more here:
http://www.tri-cityherald.com/news/local/article182186611.html

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Photo: sunset in Bellingham, Washington BREAKING: a big fee…

Photo: sunset in Bellingham, Washington

BREAKING: a big fee hike has been proposed for the country’s 17 most visited national parks. Among the 17 parks are Olympic and My. Rainier National Parks.

A day use fee for a vehicle would increase from $25 to $70. The funds would go to maintenance and upkeep of the park and its’ facilities.

Read more here:
https://www.seattletimes.com/life/outdoors/70-per-vehicle-to-go-to-a-national-park-big-fee-hike-proposed/

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Photo: Yellow Aster Butte A Spokane County judge could soon…

Photo: Yellow Aster Butte

A Spokane County judge could soon erase the convictions of the Kettle Falls Five a full two years after the group was arrested for growing marijuana.

Read more here:
http://www.bellinghamherald.com/news/state/washington/article179702081.html

Copyright: Bellingham Herald
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