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It's the 11th hour for climate and Congress

by Gregg Small on September 20, 2021

We all know the weather is getting weirder and worse. Pollution from fossil fuels is fueling the climate crisis. Yet while things seem to be getting worse, we also know there is a window of time right now when we can still make a big positive difference in the climate math.  

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Use your voice to add solutions to the news coverage

by Joëlle Robinson on September 13, 2021

Worsening climate impacts have dominated news coverage. But do you know what’s been largely missing? What we can do about it.

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A textbook case of climate-fueled extremism

by Stephanie Noren on September 10, 2021

Clean trucks zoom ahead, Hurricane Ida roundup, and updates on 100% clean nationwide

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A summer of extreme extremes

by Stephanie Noren on August 26, 2021

100% clean electricity nationwide, scoring environmental justice, and a season of extremes 

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Rein in the biggest polluters, avert climate chaos

by Jonathan Lee on August 25, 2021

Oregon's Department of Environmental Quality has been developing rules to hold our state's biggest polluters accountable for the first time, but we're losing ground to industry lobbyists.

Phasing out gas: Shoreline takes steps towards clean buildings

by Deepa Sivarajan on August 19, 2021

Shoreline is gearing up to make sure all new large buildings are powered by clean energy, not fossil fuels. If you're a local resident, let the city know they're on the right track!

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Making sense of a scary climate report

by Jonathan Lawson on August 12, 2021

THe long-awaited new IPCC climate report is out this week. It includes good news as well as very bad news.

Tell Congress: this is our climate moment

by Jonathan Lawson on August 12, 2021

Congress has a historic opportunity to show climate leadership by including major climate investments in the upcoming reconciliation package. To succeed, they must include:

What can we do about climate silence?

by Kimberly Larson on August 11, 2021

There's nowhere in the country where people are talking about climate with others on a regular basis. That needs to change.

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Clean Buildings: Help King County keep leading on climate

by Joëlle Robinson on August 11, 2021

We’re used to thinking of transportation as the big source of greenhouse gas emissions. But while they don't move, buildings still emit carbon and air pollution. In fact, emissions from buildings are growing at a faster rate than any other source of carbon pollution in Washington, due to the use of fossil fuels like gas.