• Clamor mounting for climate action

    by Seth Zuckerman on April 14, 2014

    Royal Dutch Shell joins Trillion-Ton Communiqué calling for timetable to zero net carbon; Kitimat, B.C., rejects oil terminal; IPCC calls for climate-conserving measures to start ASAP, and more.

  • A World with less water?

    by Kimberly Larson on April 14, 2014

    What if the farms, rivers, mountains and cities of the Northwest experienced a drought measured in years, rather than months?  The Showtime series Years of Living Dangerously kicked off last night with an episode showcasing Texas and Syria – two areas that have experienced extreme drought spanning the last several years. As the program demonstrated, the people in those places are weathering devastating impacts – economic, political, and real. 

  • King County Prop 1: Why maintaining Metro bus service is a climate solution

    by Eileen V. Quigley on April 9, 2014

    On Earth Day—April 22—King County, WA voters should resoundingly pass Proposition 1 to keep Metro bus service at current levels, and send a strong message of support for our region’s environment, economy, and citizens.

  • Building a more sustainable mousetrap: UW Environmental Innovation Challenge

    by Clark Gilman on April 9, 2014

    At the University of Washington, competing teams of students sought novel solutions to seemingly intractable environmental problems, from reducing packaging waste, to finding new paths for recycling, to creating new renewable energy systems.

  • Stand with Governor Kitzhaber on coal export

    by Joëlle Robinson on April 9, 2014

    Recently, Oregon Governor John Kitzhaber stated that "It's time to say NO once and for all to coal exports."  We couldn't agree more!  Take a minute to share this image on Facebook and post it to the Governor’s page.