Environment

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Climate change's toll seems insurmountable, but can findings from Washington state's wetlands contribute to China's flood prevention?

Activists protest against Fidelity Investments, fourth largest Chevron investor outside the office building in Downtown Seattle(Photo by Goorish Wibneh)

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Seattle activists called the Unist’ot’en Nation violation “The Keystone XL In Seattle’s Backyard.”

Pope Francis called out rich countries last week for driving climate change that will disprportionately impact the world's poor. (REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito)

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A new community-based research project aims to demonstrate how poor people in South Seattle will disproportionally be impacted by climate change.

Seattle polar bear protestor.

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A look back at the giant yellow contraption that launched a thousand kayaktivists.

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People have raised worries over a new Washington practice for harvesting the geoduck. But is the concern warranted?

Nasko Abadjiev in gear built to withstand nighttime temperatures of 75 below. (Courtesy photo)

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While the days are getting wonderfully long here, Seattle transplant Nasko Abadjiev is entering a dark world of wonder working in Antarctica.

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A group of Nepali students and faculty members is collecting money to help rebuild a small town largely destroyed in the recent earthquake.

A sign at Duwamish Waterway Park warns in nine languages against eating most fish caught in the river. (Photo by Alex Stonehill)

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Convincing new immigrants that fishing in the river isn't safe is a challenge, say those behind Duwamish River cleanup plans.

Bombus vosnesenskii the yellow-faced bumble bee, on a wild pea plant, photographed by Common Acre volunteers surveying native bee habitats at the Sea-Tac airport last summer. (Courtesy photo)

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Organizers of a pollination project around Sea-Tac airport see native species of bees as key to averting a global bee die off.

A map identifying slope areas of the Cheasty Greenspace that would overlap with parts of a proposed mountain bike trail. (Screenshot from Seattle's Parks and Recreation Department website)

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Cheasty Greenspace's 10-acre parcel of restored forest could be seeing a 1.5-mile mountain bike trail, to the chagrin of some of its neighbors.

Tukwila City Council Member De'Sean Quinn talked about how his city is a "hotspot" where people of color are impacted by climate change and other factors affecting health and economic status of minorities. (Photo via Gov. Jay Inslee's Flickr)

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Days after the governments of the world convened in Lima to set the stage for the next big United Nations climate change conference, Gov. Jay Inslee announced a plan that would bring our state in line with 39 other programs around the world and put a price on carbon.

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Last week Scotland’s Glasgow University became the first large university to completely divest from fossil fuel investments. The UW still has $15 million invested in fossil fuels.

A WWII era poster encourages saving food scraps to feed animals. (Photo from National Archives)

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Kirkland resident Gina VanLoon hardly has any food waste in her compost bin. But that isn’t something she could brag about a few months ago....

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As world leaders debate climate change in New York, Fiji and other Pacific Islands are feeling the impacts first hand.

A salmon carcass on the banks of the Fraser River in British Columbia. Salmon spawn in Canadian rivers, but pass through American waters and are caught by Washington fishermen. (Photo by Todd Gordon Brown)

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Unseasonably warm water and a toxic mining spill in BC have meant a tough season for Puget Sound salmon fishermen.

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After a year of developing skills in writing, photography, video/audio and reporting for The Seattle Globalist, our youth apprentices are proud to share the following projects with...

Shanghai, China shrouded in smog. Overall China emits 6.2 metric tons of CO2 per year. (Photo from Wikipedia)

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University of Washington research points to air pollution, tobacco, and diet as the deadliest drivers of disease in China.

Ferry docking into downtown Seattle (Photo courtesy of Paul Schultz

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For many of us Washingtonians, ferries conjure up sentimental thoughts of trips to the San Juan Islands or images of ferries humming along Puget...

The author with a baby elephant on a recent trip to India. (Photo courtesy Sudha Nandagopal)

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As a kid growing up in Spokane, I was the one in my family who claimed the mantle of environmentalist. I was the animal enthusiast,...

A container ship leaves the Port of Seattle while the Bainbridge Island ferry enters. (Photo via Wikipedia)

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The new director of the Washington State China Relations Council says our state's relationship with China is about more than just money.

Cocoa beans in a cocoa pod. These are harvested to eventually make chocolate. (Photo via Agricultural Research Service)

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Going vegan in the 1980s was a much different experience than it is today — especially if you were in Texas.