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

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Justice delayed, Skagit County-based Tesoro strikers lead a push for better safety standards and management accountability.

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The video, which went live just moments ago, is already getting some national limelight.

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.

Seattle BAYAN activist Jill Mangaliman rallies with locals just as a human barricade begins to form in front of the Digos City national highway on Dec. 10. (Photo by Katrina Pestano)

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People’s voices carry through the streets in the Soccsksargen region of Southern Mindanao, Philippines during a three-day march Seattle activists joined earlier this month.

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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...

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.

Youth including Nan Mukungu (second from left) posed for photos displaying priorities of the Young Workers in the Green Economy Project. (Photo by Shann Thomas)

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Grassroots environmental group Got Green released a startling survey citing barriers to economic employment for immigrant youth and people of color. The Arab Spring, the...

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In a conflict familiar to Washingtonians, Bosnian conservationists and loggers are at odds. But many of the country's forests are shielded by a secret...

Rob Anderson (right) senior project manager with Seattle-based EarthCorps, cuts a section of a blackberry plant for a group of international volunteers learning about invasive plants as part of a six-month program here on conservation and sustainability. (Photo by Ellen M. Banner / The Seattle Times)

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Twelve volunteers from around the world are in the Northwest building environmental restoration skills they'll use to protect ecosystems back home. “What do you call...

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New satellite images are a jarring reminder of the massive transformations humans have made to the planet.  Google partnered with TIME, NASA and the U.S....

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A former slum-resident from Kenya thinks his hometown can teach Seattle a thing or two about consumption and green-living.  After living in Seattle for three...

Filmmakers Lane Stevens, left, Dave Wilson and Gyasi Ross are part of the Idle No More indigenous-protest movement.

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Lane Stevens lives up a steep, potholed alleyway in a house perched above the gray expanse of Tulalip Bay. It’s a far cry from...

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When you go to sleep tonight, Seattle will be visited by three ghosts: the ghost of energy’s past, the ghost of energy’s present and...

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It is a shock to think of Indonesia as the world’s third largest emitter of greenhouse gases. How could a country that boasts one of...

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Marcelino Coila Choque is from a family of fishermen in Peru. From his small village along Lake Titicaca, he has watched the water turn...

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Chinese man builds own prosthetics after fishing accident Sun Jifa is the new face of DIY disability adaptation after making his own prosthetic arms from...

Japan earthquake

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Growing up, we had some prize beachcomber’s treasure in my backyard: a pair of antique glass fishing buoys that had broken free from a Japanese...