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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.

What you should know about Obama's new ozone and smog rules

Federal officials love to bury controversial news by releasing it around a holiday, so here's why you should care about the announcement from the EPA proposing new rules to reduce smog. 

GRIST

No climate change deniers in ski business

"'I don’t know of anybody in the industry who is saying that climate change is not an issue for us,' said Bob Roberts, president and chief executive of the California Ski Industry Association. "

NEW YORK TIMES

Fears of floods in Buffalo

After snowfalls of up to 8 feet, residents of Buffalo, New York fear flooding. 

USA TODAY

Walmart burns loads of coal despite happy solar talk

Walmart has been strutting around decked out in solar panels lately, but look a little closer and this emperor's outfit isn't all that it appears to be.

GRIST

How Boeing, local governments leaned on EPA over Duwamish cleanup

The federal Super Fund plan will likely be less than neighbors of the river had hoped. 

SEATTLE WEEKLY

Frackers are terrorizing school kids in California

Rodrigo Romo's daughter is afraid because of the oil and gas drilling activity happening around her school in Kern County, Calif. 

GRIST

Senate narrowly turns down Keystone XL Pipeline

"Senate Democrats, by a single vote, stopped legislation that would have approved construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, one of the most fractious and expensive battles of the Obama presidency."

NEW YORK TIMES

Obama tips hand on Keystone

President Obama, who has been relatively quiet on Keystone, gave strong creedence to the belief that he would veto the pipeline's construction. 

THE NEW REPUBLIC

Research from University of British Columbia shows seagulls in the Pacific Northwest have bad diets.

Their fun, new diet has had an effect on egg size, as well as number of offspring. 

KUOW-FM

"Washington Adopts New Logging Guidelines To Avoid Landslides"

In the wake of the Oso landslide, logging near landslides will now require a more cautious approach.

KUOW-FM
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