Environment & Sustainability

Puget Sound Energy Rate Increase Would Fund Harmful Fossil Fuel Infrastructure

Residential Puget Sound Energy (PSE) customers could see electric bills surge by more than 20% and gas bills by almost 17%. Later this month,...

Midweek Video: Spruce Up Your Tracks With Grassy Trams

Modern tram systems are increasingly seeing the use of grassy tracks. Many North American transit agencies may be loath to follow suit, but there...

Salmon Killing Chemicals Can Be Treated with Bioretention, but King County Says No

Bioretention was approved over six years ago by the Washington State Department of Ecology for use as a stormwater treatment facility. Yet King County...

Sunday Video: How To Better Design Cities To Move Goods

Dave Amos of City Beautiful talks about how cities can move goods faster, more efficiently, and sustainably. Amos highlights some strategies that are being...

Annual Seattle Design Festival Kicks Off August 20

It's time to get ready for the 12th annual Seattle Design Festival, which will be held August 20-26 at locations across the city. This...
South Bellevue station

How to Rescue South Bellevue Station from Suburban Asphyxiation

From a transit-oriented development perspective, in the nearly $3.7 billion East Link light rail extension, the most shameful station area, by far, is around...

Let’s Throw Shade on Aurora Avenue

Street-end plazas would create space for trees, community, and safety on one of Seattle's hottest, and most dangerous, streets for pedestrians. Last week was...
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New Park Offers a Glimpse of a Healthier Duwamish River

Officially listed as a Superfund site by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 2001, the Duwamish River continues to be one of the most...