Category: Washington

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: 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: Port Townsend marina at sunrise. A co…

Photo: Port Townsend marina at sunrise.

A community on the Pacific Northwest peninsula have chosen to live off the grid in tiny cabins with compost plumbing. They have made this decision not just for the environmental impact but for the safety found in alternative communities.

Read more here:
https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/01/13/style/washington-olympic-peninsula-queer-intentional-community.html?referer=https://t.co/k2G2JgDuOX?amp=1#click=https://t.co/k2G2JgDuOX

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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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Election Winners Promise Climate Action in Coast-to-Coast Pushback on Trump

Election Winners Promise Climate Action in Coast-to-Coast Pushback on Trump

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: Shi Shi Beach One South Sound city is fed up with the…

Photo: Shi Shi Beach

One South Sound city is fed up with the odor from Northwest Cascades, a company that cleans Porta potties.

Residents on Chinook Avenue complain that the odor can engulf their homes – even when the windows and doors are shut. The neighborhood has filed a lawsuit that could go to class actions.

Read more here:
http://www.kiro7.com/news/south-sound-news/south-sound-residents-sue-honey-bucket-operation-over-smell/611272069

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Photo: Shi Shi Beach tide pools. A judge in Seattle has…

Photo: Shi Shi Beach tide pools.

A judge in Seattle has refused to dismiss a lawsuit seeking to require Washington State to do more to protect Puget Sound from pollution and clean it up.

Read more here:
https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/washington/articles/2017-09-19/judge-oks-lawsuit-seeking-better-protection-of-puget-sound

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Photo: Shi Shi Beach Over 2 million acres are burning across…

Photo: Shi Shi Beach

Over 2 million acres are burning across the United States currently. Over 100 active fires threaten homes and forest land, with 41 of those fires not contained yet.

Read more here:
http://www.businessinsider.com/wildfire-season-western-us-2017-9

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