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GREEN BURIALS

February 24th, 2015 | News

In 2009, Brian Flowers came to Greenacres Memorial Park in Ferndale to develop The Meadow, western Washington’s first certified green burial cemetery.

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THE HOUSE THAT SUNRAY BUILT

February 3rd, 2015 | Online Exclusive

SunRay Kelley is a natural builder who was born and raised outside Sedro-Woolley, Washington, where he still resides.

Photograph By Kyra Skaggs

FOREST FUNGI

January 27th, 2015 | Online Exclusive

As fall transitions into winter, life in the forest becomes difficult for all species because temperatures drop, days shorten, food becomes scarce and rain and snowfall increase.

Photograph By Brianna Stoutenburgh

A WARMER WINTER

January 20th, 2015 | News

El Niño is predicted to be weak to moderate this year by NOAA, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. This typically means a warmer and wetter winter for Washington state, said Nick Bond, a climatologist for Washington state and NOAA.

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SWEET GRASS FARM

January 15th, 2015 | Online Exclusive

Lopez Island is home to Sweet Grass Farm, where Scott Meyers has been raising cattle for about 15 years. When he first purchased the area, it was almost entirely a muddy swamp. 

A 65-foot dock from the Japanese Port of Misawa arrived on the coastline of Olympic National Park in December 2012. According to a 2013 NOAA Severe Debris Event Report, the dock carried 63 exotic species, including 10 species that had invaded environments outside Japan. (Photograph Courtesy of the Washington State Department of Ecology)

LASTING DISASTERS

January 13th, 2015 | Online Exclusive

Effects of the 2011 tsunami in Japan are still surfacing today. Objects in Japanese seawater during the disaster have now dispersed across the Pacific Ocean as debris.

Photograph By: Sarah Heidrich

ANCHORED

January 6th, 2015 | Online Exclusive

What’s causing eelgrass decline in the Salish Sea?

BALANCING RISKS

December 11th, 2014 | Online Exclusive

After many years of attempting to define water quality standards, Washington state is at the height of controversy.

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BURNABY’S FIGHT AGAINST DIRTY OIL

December 10th, 2014 | Video

Kinder Morgan proposed an expansion project to the Trans Mountain Pipeline that runs directly through Burnaby, British Columbia.

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RESTORING HABITAT, RESTORING HEALTH

December 9th, 2014 | Video

Salmon are a keystone species in the Salish Sea, providing food for both humans and top predators.

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