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SMART BREW

September 14th, 2016 | Video

Aslan Brewing Company teams up with Western Washington University students to use data analysis to reduce waste and energy.

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RACE TO REDUCE

June 20th, 2016 | Video

The city of Bellingham competes against 50 other cities in the United States to save the most energy by 2017.

The PCB-contaminated Lower Duwamish River feeds into Elliot Bay. Cancer risks caused by PCBs are approximately 20 times higher in the Duwamish River than in Elliot Bay.

DEFENDING THE DUWAMISH

June 8th, 2016 | News

Seattle sues Monsanto over PCB contamination in the Duwamish River

Marijuana can have many issues while growing, from fungus outbreaks to parasitic insect infestations, so growers are adamant about checking their plants regularly.

HIGH RISK

June 8th, 2016 | News

Pot industries grapple with pesticide safety in the legal limbo between state and federal regulations.

Cars drive through Seattle, Washington. Increased taxes on carbon could raise the price of gasoline by about 25 cents per gallon, according to Carbon Washington. The initiative proposes offsetting these increases with cheaper sales tax.

COST OF CARBON

June 8th, 2016 | News

An initiative on the November ballot could make Washington the first state in the United States to put a direct cost on carbon dioxide emissions.

The black mare, rescued from an auction house the day she would have been sold to slaughter, is recovering from malnourishment. Her recovery will be pivotal in the long term health of her unborn foal.

EQUINE EQUALITY

June 8th, 2016 | News

Former Seattle Seahawks football player Joe Tafoya fights to put an initiative on Washington’s November 2016 ballot banning the trafficking of horses for meat.

Emily Kelsall, 18, is a senior at Collingwood High School in Vancouver, British Columbia. Kelsall worked on a campaign to put climate change warning labels on gas pumps in North Vancouver.

WARNING: WARMING

June 8th, 2016 | News

A high school senior leads a campaign to put climate change warning labels on gas pumps in Vancouver, British Columbia.

U.S. Forest Service research ecologist Sarah Jovan holds a piece of moss in her outstretched hand as she explains how moss directly absorbs nutrients from nearby air, storing substances in their tissue like an archive. By creating a catalogue of absorbed nutrients, scientists like Jovan can determine the amount of chemicals in the air near a moss sample.

UNNOTICED INDICATOR

June 8th, 2016 | News

Community organizations push for policy changes after scientists used urban moss samples to pinpoint sources of heavy metal air pollution in Portland, Oregon.

Hundreds of homeless residents live in the Jungle, a collection of makeshift shanties and tent communities under Interstate 5 in Seattle.

URBAN JUNGLE

June 8th, 2016 | News

A 60-hectare homeless encampment beneath Interstate 5 leaves Seattle scrambling to address its homelessness crisis.

The proposed rate of 175 grams per day (left) surpasses the current EPA consumption rate of 6.5 grams per day (right).

CLEANER CATCH

June 8th, 2016 | News

Environmental groups sue the Environmental Protection Agency for failing to regulate water pollution to adequately protect people who consume large amounts of fish

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