Environment

How does your Valley grow?

There are challenges to creating the 'next' Silicon Valley, but also to keeping the current one vital. In the Bay Area, one ray of hope is offered by a former Naval Air Station (think Magnuson Park on steroids), and a proposed Expo could bring all the pieces together.

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

Chinese people care more about environment than Americans

A study by the Pew Research Institute found that climate change was more pressing to Chinese people than Americans. 

GRIST

Beavers enlisted to restore Yakima river

Beavers are being trapped and relocated to the headwaters of the Yakima river in an effort to restore its waters.

IDAHO STATESMAN (BOISE)

Hurricane Gonzalo closing in on Bermuda

Category 4 storm Hurricane Gonzalo is expected to hit Bermuda with winds upwards of 125 MPH.

USA TODAY

Small earthquake shakes south Puget Sound

A 3.5 earthquake vibrated the southern Puget Sound area. There were no reports of damage or injury.

SEATTLEPI.COM

Fluoride in drinking water: The Portland edition

The debate over fluoride carries on. Eric Wagner shares his view on the way in which the debate took root in Portland.

HIGH COUNTRY NEWS

Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks could see 67 percent bump in entry fees

It could cost you $25 dollats a car to visit Mount Rainier and Olympic national parks next year. 


Read more here: http://www.thenewstribune.com/2014/09/29/3406249/mount-rainier-olympic-national.html?sp=/99/289/&ihp=1#storylink=cpy

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

Biologists identify pot gardens as salmon threat

Water used to grow medical marijuana is just one of the factors endangering the livelihood of salmon in Oregon

NEWS TRIBUNE (TACOMA)

2-alarm fire in Fremont

Seattle firefighters are battling a large two building fire in the 400 block of N 35th Street in the Fremont neighborhood.

KING-TV

What are the consequences of coal dust?

EarthFix is on a mission to find out.

EARTHFIX

Earthquake hits Puget Sound region

Early on Wednesday, a 4.0 magnitude earthquake centered around the town of Seabeck. According to MyNorthwest.com, the shaking was felt all over the Puget Sound — from Everett to Olympia.

MY NORTHWEST
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