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It won’t be easy to save the marbled murrelet

It was a clever invitation: “Marbled Merlot Anyone? Come by my house for a glass of merlot (or cup of tea) to support meaningful conservation…

With land sparse in Puget Sound, a huge win for farmers

Call it a breakfast of champions for the bovine class: fermented grass silage, alfalfa, grain, soybeans, minerals and probiotics to maintain health. At this Puget…

Suburban farms no match for hot real-estate market

On a small farm in the Sammamish Valley on the urban fringe just 13 miles northeast of the Space Needle, Hampshire pigs squeal for their breakfast.…

Environmentalists are struggling with carbon tax proposal

It's a rainy Saturday night. My teen and I are headed to a birthday bash where there will be live Latin music and refuge from…

Reminder: Puget Sound has a ton of nuclear weapons

The ad pierces your consciousness and catches you by surprise. Plastered on the side of King County Metro buses, it hurls you momentarily back in…

Report faults state on groundwater pollution

In a stinging look at the agricultural practices in Washington, a new report places responsibility for degraded water quality and steep declines in Puget Sound…

The mission to save Snoqualmie River

Under towering black cotton woods on the banks of the Snoqualmie River near the historic Carnation Dairy, a restoration crew surveys the scene. One of…

After mass die-offs and gloomy reports, new hope for bees in Seattle

The queen is buzzing and vibrating. First she'll need to find a suitable nesting spot, then store and collect pollen. She's come to the right…

Clean water proves an elusive goal around Puget Sound

A blue heron wades on the shores of Seattle's Ship Canal in the pounding rain. Head lowered, eyes focused, it's ready to snag a fish.…

From the spotlights to feeding Seattle’s hungry

At the end of a gig at the Top of the Hilton on the waterfront or the 5th Avenue Theatre, singer-songwriter Beverly Graham, would walk…

Kids in court: The climate’s best hope?

When the Declaration of Independence was forged by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, the rights to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness were enshrined as “unalienable.” If…

Ballot initiative puts “extinction economy” in the crosshairs

The macabre side of this story is straight out of a Stephen King novel: Poachers slaughter endangered wildlife, often hacking off tusks, horns or skin…

In the face of timber development, one more chance to save a remarkable seabird

The seabird at the center of the state's 21st century timber wars manages an astonishing feat during breeding season. The marbled murrelet, its plumage a…

Pacific’s worst pollution barely visible to the eye

On the shores of Vashon Island, southwest of Seattle, the beach looks idyllic. Gulls cry. The tide washes in sand dollars with every step. But…
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