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    Mayor of Montlake

    At a Town Hall in a bulldozer's path, Mike McGinn finds some new friends who like to see him standing up to the region, the state, and the City Council when it comes to another viaduct project.

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

    Republicans showing more support for climate action

    Two-thirds of Americans say they support politicians who campaign on fighting climate change, including nearly half of Republican voters.

    NEW YORK TIMES

    Report: Biofuels won't do much of anything

    The report urging Western governments to put little trust in the potential of biofuels comes from a prominent environmental group.

    NEW YORK TIMES

    Scientists say we're ruining the planet

    They say the rate of environmental degradation must be changed to prevent a planet that is less hospitable to human life.

    THE GUARDIAN (UK)

    The Keystone XL Pipeline is one step closer to approval

    Nebraska's supreme court just OK'd the pipeline's route, but Obama could still kill it.

    MOTHER JONES

    Cliff Mass: why Seattle smelled like poop last night

    In case you weren't around, the fog that swept into Seattle yesterday and lingered around this morning made the whole city smell like the inside of a fake leg/dead fish/ a giant flaming bag of manure.

    SEATTLE WEEKLY

    Mt. Rainier meltdown

    Mt. Rainier is seen as a microcosm for what climate change could mean. 

    BELLINGHAM HERALD

    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.

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    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)
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