Environment

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Seattle Recycling Startup Goes Beyond the Blue Bin

Queen Anne-based Ridwell recycles items such as batteries, light bulbs and textiles for subscribers

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While Seattle’s Covered in Smoke, U.S. Ignores Climate Change on Global Stage

American representatives at Expo 2017 were silent on effects of carbon.

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Is the Port Ducking its Responsibility for Protecting the Sound?

With the prospect of Arctic drilling rigs parked in the Port of Seattle, the city preps for a fight

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It’s Not Easy Building Green

A Seattle neighborhood's complaints about a "deep green" building raise key questions about zoning.

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Robert Redford and Activists Speak Out Against Pebble Mine

Film icon Robert Redford joined a chorus of voices when he published his stance against the Pebble Mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay on the Huffington Post: The Pebble Mine is a disaster waiting to happen. Now, a long-awaited study by the Environmental Protection Agency has confirmed that the Pebble Mine — along with its estimated…

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Why Alaska’s Pebble Mine Matters in Seattle

What happens in Bristol Bay doesn’t stay in Bristol Bay: the battle over the Pebble Mine.

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Can Seattle Scientists Save Orcas from Extinction?

Limited numbers of orcas swim the Salish Sea—and new troubles await them.

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A New Low of Toxicity Levels

A Ballard resident uses simple strategies to rid her bungalow of harmful, hidden chemicals.

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Inside Seattle’s Super-Eco Homes

You don't have to go totally gaga for green to reap the rewards of a few simple home-improvement mov