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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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Mt. Rainier meltdown
Mt. Rainier is seen as a microcosm for what climate change could mean.
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.
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.
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."
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.
- Harsh response to measure some see as an 'ag-gag' bill
- Task force arms Inslee with advice for climate legislation
- Help for African agriculture: Some question the Gates role
- NW bees stung by loss of habitat, sprays
- Food's grow-your-own movement: Some work required
- Harry Hoffman, 61, a man of passions for urban farming, housing assistance and soccer
- Looking to a nuclear future in Washington
- Job killer? Or creator? Inslee carbon plan launches debate
- Climate change: How to recruit the insurance industry for the battle
- Methane hydrates release large plumes of greenhouse gas off Washington's coast
- Turbulence ahead for Inslee's climate plan
- Seattle's Birdman of climate change
- Energy’s Holy Grail? You can find it at Redmond's Helion Energy
- Oil train safety draws quick attention in Olympia
- Legislators are pursuing answers about small nuclear reactors' value
- Obama's climate deal may be as good as it gets for years
- Inslee lays out first clean-energy ideas
- Oil train safety: A whole lot of worry among Washingtonians
- Are we ready for the next disaster?
- Are we really ready for a big disaster?
- Obama tells Oso: We are with you
- How Alaska's quake changed the Northwest's outlook on disaster
- Seattle's 9.0: What happens when the ground stops shaking?
- The Daily Troll: WA's top schools. 'Seattle nice' meets bicycles. The next Mt. St. Helens.
- Pipeline expansion proposal in B.C. has Washington groups worried, too
- Waterfront development: Will new rules harm fish, Puget Sound?
- When the stars go out all along the coast
- The Daily Troll: Berry workers pick up a court win. JBLM cuts could hurt economically. Orca science: Can you hear us?
- B.C. oil pipeline: A threat to the whole Northwest?
- Earth Day: Greenwashing works well for oil industry
- Lummi Nation: Pacific Gateway Terminal would violate our treaty rights
- Coal ports' critics question the economics
- Inslee sounds alarm about oil trains
- First Nations cross border to protect Salish Sea from oil shipments
- The Daily Troll: More coal trains, ho! Group Health ditches Virginia Mason. Bill Gates, Arne Duncan give teachers some love.
- Coal export plan suffers setback in Oregon