Category: Pollution

Closing coal and oil power plants leads to hea…

Closing coal and oil power plants leads to healthier babies, study suggests: undefined

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.

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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.

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

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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!

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

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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.

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

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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.

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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.

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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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