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Inslee: ‘Our Worst Polluters Will Step Up And Pay’

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee unveiled a new transportation plan at a Eastside Transit Project site atop SR520 on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014

by Ruby de Luna

The Washington governor wants to charge the state’s major polluters to help pay for a transportation plan that includes safety projects and congestion relief.


Yakama Nation Sues Army Corps Over Columbia River Cleanup

Dec. 11, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Fund Approved To Help Columbia River Gillnetters When Fishing Rules Change

Dec. 5, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

NW Tribes Bring Coal Concerns To National Conference

Dec. 3, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

EPA Releases Cleanup Plan For Seattle’s Polluted Duwamish River

Dec. 2, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

How One Complaint Reveals The Flaws In Oregon’s Pesticide Regulation

Dec. 1, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Road De-Icing Researchers Say Hold The Salt, Pass The Vodka By-Product

Nov. 28, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

5 Ways To Reduce Your Thanksgiving Food Waste

Nov. 26, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Oregon’s Food Labeling Measure Appears Headed For Recount

Nov. 21, 2014 | by Chris Lehman

3 Ways Northwest Companies Are Turning Food Waste Into Energy

Nov. 19, 2014 | by Katie Campbell, Cassandra Profita

No One Said Curbside Composting Would Be Easy

Nov. 18, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Northwest Cities Show Food Waste Isn’t A Total Loss

Nov. 17, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

NW Colleges Showcase Innovations In Campus Sustainability

Nov. 6, 2014 | by Olivia Poblacion

Portland Bike Share Company Moving To New York Under New Owners

Oct. 28, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Billionaire’s Money Helps Enviros Spend Big On Northwest Races

Oct. 25, 2014 | by Ashley Ahearn

National Parks Vandalism Cleanup On Hold During Investigation

Oct. 24, 2014 | by Jes Burns

When Your School’s Environment Is Toxic

Oct. 17, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Potential For Navy War Games Alarms Peninsula Residents

Oct. 16, 2014 | by Patricia Murphy

EPA Fines Oregon Herbicide Applicator $1,500

Oct. 3, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Will The California Condor Put Lead Bullets On The Endangered Ammo List?

Oct. 2, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

Another Reason To Move To The Northwest: Hardly Any ‘Environmental Hazards’

Sept. 24, 2014 | by Olivia Poblacion

Seattle To Fine Residents For Not Composting

Sept. 23, 2014 | by Kim Malcolm

Portland Wins International Climate Leadership Award

Sept. 23, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Train Spills 2,000 Gallons Of Diesel In Washington

Sept. 19, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Stronger Oversight Of Aerial Herbicide Spraying

Sept. 15, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Flash Floods Create Unusual Problem For Farmers, Fish

Sept. 15, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Mine Pays For Environmental Projects As Part Of Fine

Sept. 12, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Tribes Want EPA Involved In Washington Clean Water Rulemaking

Sept. 8, 2014 | by AP

Northwest Climate Study Shows Rising Temperatures Linked to Human Activity

Sept. 4, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

EPA Says Idaho Must Clean Up The Air In The Silver Valley

Aug. 21, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

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How Do You Squeeze Gardens Into Cityscapes? Think Vertical


by Sarah Strunin

In dense, concrete-locked urban areas like Seattle space for gardening is hard to come by. After all, this is a city where land is so valuable that people spend an average of $346 per square foot on their homes.


Build Your Own Garden Box With Recycled Plastic Lego-like Blocks

by Cassandra Profita

Three Portland MBA students invented a way to build raised garden beds with giant, recycled plastic Lego-like blocks and funded the idea with a Kickstarter campaign.


New Study Compares Your Carbon Footprint To Your Neighbors’

by Katie Campbell

If you live in the heart of a city like Seattle or Portland, your carbon footprint is about half the national average. But the people living in the surrounding suburbs more than make up for it. In some places, suburbanites emit four times the amount of carbon as city dwellers.



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