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

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

U.S., China reach landmark climate deal

"The landmark agreement, jointly announced here by President Obama and President Xi Jinping, includes new targets for carbon emissions reductions by the United States and a first-ever commitment by China to stop its emissions from growing by 2030."

NEW YORK TIMES

10 things to know from the new IPCC climate report

The latest IPCC report is out, and the news is not happy.

GRIST

What's on the side of our highways? Anything is possible for roadside cleanup crews

According to one crew member, “it’s like a fun Easter egg hunt of just finding license plates and tire pieces."


Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/10/27/3454680_for-roadside-cleanup-crews-anything.html?sp=/99/289/&rh=1#storylink=cpy

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