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

Greenpeace damages Peru's Nazca site

Last week, members of Greenpeace staged a message near Peru's Nazca site, home of an enormous image of a hummingbird only visible from the sky. The message, which read "Time for Change! The future is renewable. Greenpeace," has apparently damaged the site.

SLATE

Climate change to push salmon, other species north

Changes in climate, in large part caused by humans, will drive West Coast marine species, from whales to salmon, northward by an average of 30 kilometers (nearly 20 miles) a year, according to a new study. 

SEATTLEPI.COM

More local pilots are reporting drone encounters

"A data set provided by the Federal Aviation Administration detailed a number of close calls involving manned aircraft and small drones. The frequency of near misses has gone up significantly since this summer."

KPLU-FM

The legal battle over the Oso mudslide is adding up

With an approved $500,000 for an outside law firm approved, the legal battle over whether SnoCo's land-use decision contributed to the 43 deaths and property loss in wake of the 530 slide is getting expensive.

HERALD (EVERETT)

The Marshall Islands: Where atomic history and climate future mix dangerously

A poorly constructed atomic waste storage facility is already leaking radiation, and the ocean rise is just beginning.

NEW YORK TIMES

Rain soaks California

Rain fell for hours on much of drought-stricken California, sparking fears of flooding. 

SEATTLEPI.COM

Burn ban status' organized by county

On November 30th, weather conditions and air pollution drove the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency to issue burn bans, find out if your county is still affected.

 

CROSSCUT

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
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