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The latest from news outlets and blogs around the Northwest and beyond, chosen by Crosscut editors.
U.S. climate change related to China's smog problem
Industrial pollution from Beijing is increasingly prevalent in Pacfic storms; directly alters U.S. weather patterns.
Another Longview terminal? Propane & butane latest proposed export
A Dallas-based company has proposed a butane and propane terminal out of Longview, Wash.
Sen. Murray leads hearing on oil-train safety
A committee hearing is dominated by worries about disasters and a search for assurances.
Cargo delivery by bike: Only in Seattle?
Seattle local Dan Kohler is singlehandedly battling climate change and delivering fresh food all over town.
What caused that massive Eastern WA gas explosion?
A Northwest Pipeline official announced that a pressure vessel caused the gas explosion that occurred at Plymouth in Eastern Washington on March 31.
Why Fukushima is a warning about climate
Disasters can be easy to foresee but what happens if facing facts is unprofitable?
Outdated maps led to excessive clearcutting in Oso
Regulators allowed timber industry to clearcut acres of trees on the unstable plateau above Oso, in contradiction of Department of Ecology research.
Are climate change deniers risking arrest?
"There is a malicious, profiteering quietist agenda posturing as skepticism."
Oil train terminal fined by Oregon
The state says the terminal, which handles Bakken Field oil from North Dakota, is operating at far over its permitted capacity.
Fiftieth anniversary of Alaska quake
Seismic records claim the 1964 Alaskan earthquake to be the second largest quake at a 9.2 magnitude.
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