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The online environmental publication, which is based in Seattle, attributes part of its growth this year to readership for oil-spill stories.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
The Feds decided to find out if the Great White worm of the Palouse is endangered or not.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
Two efforts, one connected to the national health care reform, ask the courts to tell state Attorney General Rob McKenna when he must or cannot take a court case.READ MORE 16 COMMENTS
It might sound crazy, but this 35-mile walk includes camping adventures, hosted meals and other draws. And it's sold out.READ MORE COMMENT NOW
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Expos are about the world, but also remaking cities. Shanghai's fair showcases urbanism, which includes a Northwest pavilion that promotes density but will sell sprawl too, if that's what China wants.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
Urbanization is a theme that is expressed everywhere at World Expo 2010, especially in the massive China Pavilion.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
Belltown's history over the past 25 years suggested vitality, density, and the kind of success needed for the state's growth management plans to succeed. Now, it may be at a tipping point, in the wrong direction.READ MORE 17 COMMENTS
The first-ever dean of the college, Lisa Graumlich, must get high-profile scientists to cooperate with one another, and to communicate with the public on climate science.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
It is often easier to say what you're against rather than what you are for, and sometimes easier to make a statement than find a solution. Will Mike McGinn master the skills to be effective as a city administrator?READ MORE 17 COMMENTS
The Black Plume rises from the ocean floor in grim, silent opposition to our beliefs that we need ever more energy, possessions, and control.READ MORE 12 COMMENTS
The slow motion unfolding of disaster had a long buildup, as the influence of Big Oil shaped decisions that left everyone unprepared for a catastrophe. Much the same influence is at work here, where BP has a large presence and the inland waters, Olympic Coast and Columbia River are at risk.READ MORE 6 COMMENTS
The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.
DoE study predicts faster rate of global warming
A DoE sponsored study focused on arctic ice melt predicts that the summer ice will be gone in only 3 years. 84 years ahead of the previous model's predictions.
Hurricane Sandy victims still living in limbo
More than a year later, more than 30,000 New York and New Jersey residents, victims of 2012's Hurricane Sandy, remain displaced from their homes.
Obama to allow eagle casualties in wind industry
In a trade-off designed to help the wind industry, the Obama administration will legalize the deaths of eagles that unknowingly fly into wind turbines.
Air pollution in Shanghai literally off the charts
The Air Quality Index only goes up to 500- Shanghai's record polution stepped beyond that, and far beyond the WHO's recommended 20.
Canada unprepared for oil in shared waters
A Candian panel has warned that the country is dramatically unprepared for an oil spill off British Columbia, where there are proposals to export large amounts of fuel to Asia. And a spill in Haro Straits would head right toward Washington waters and the San Juan Islands.
Collectible compost bins
Only in Seattle would the public utilities company hand out compost bins. But they're collectible, so get yours soon.
Canadian polar bear population gone in 17 years
Climate change has affected the polar bear in a variety of ways, but they all seem to be culminating in its quick extinction. Estimates suggest that in about 17 years the polar bear population will collapse.
Elwha dam removal revives salmon run
Removing the Elwha dam was a success for fish. The river has seen its largest run in a long time, and with removal of a second dam scheduled, it is likely fish may find it even better in a few years.
Big problem with a little hut in the Methow
A cabin designed by a big-time architect has the small town of Mazama in an uproar.
Japan finds post-nuclear promise in solar power
In the wake of the Fukushima disaster, Japan's solar power plants are burgeoning.
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