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Amid smoke-filled summers, motivated teachers drive climate education
The ClimeTime program provides more resources to teach about climate change. And it gets kids thinking about solutions.
Darrington nonprofit puts kids in touch with timber town’s roots
Outdoor education is the Glacier Peak Institute’s mission. Even for kids living in the shadow of the Cascades, it’s often their first time camping.
DIY composting puts table scraps to good use
Composting is low-effort and high-reward: “It improves all kinds of soils, including dense and waterlogged.”
New law aims to break link between food waste, warming climate
Much of our garbage is food that was still edible. Yet over 10 percent of Washingtonians don’t know where their next meal will come from.
Breaking it down: How consumers can cash in on federal climate bill
Tax credits and discounts on electric vehicles are among many incentives to help consumers save money and the planet.
Edmonds native directs U.S. Climate Alliance
In a fight to reduce greenhouse gases, Casey Katims and staff draw a roadmap for the national organization.
State’s new Clean Fuel Standard takes aim at climate-changing pollution
As drafted, the standard seeks to improve air quality in high-pollution neighborhoods. Deadline to comment on them is Aug. 31.
Climate change prompts a push away from natural gas
What’s an effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Heat pumps, advocates say. And new building codes could require them.
A climate bill that died in Legislature lives on, in plans for future
A bill requiring cities and counties to cut greenhouse gases failed to pass, but they’re planning to do it anyway.
Catching waves and wind: Clean energy search turns offshore
Marine energy has momentum in the Northwest. Up-front costs are high, but wind, wave and tidal energy are free and boundless.
In Snohomish County, climate change is an economic game changer
Batteries, nuclear power and electric planes are just a few of the industries that have come online here.
After Oso disaster, landslide prediction remains vexing, necessary
Slides will become more prevalent with climate change. Scientists are scrambling to prepare.
Not so high and dry: Climate change adds to flooding risks
Road improvements are planned with future river flows in mind, starting with an area between Monroe and Sultan.
In climate change war, this Bothell man’s weapon is a garden
Saman Shareghi is growing a food forest. His is one of several efforts across Snohomish County.
League of Women Voters has a new mission: Defend urban trees
With a focus on climate change, the Snohomish County branch wants to preserve the urban tree canopy.
Trees, fighters of climate change, are also victims of it
As the weather becomes more extreme, the trees that are synonymous with Washington are suffering.
How the PUD kept things humming during the record heat wave
The public utility has been bracing for the impacts of climate change for more than a decade.
Wildfire smoke: A burning health issue is getting worse
As the hazardous haze increases during fire seasons, it’s time to get serious and prepare, experts say.
Agencies, nonprofits help farms adapt to changing landscape
It’s not just climate that’s a challenge. Local agriculture is also fending off urban encroachment.
By necessity, local farmers grow resilient to climate change
Snohomish County’s diverse agricultural community is learning to survive a bushel of challenges.