Environment & Sustainability

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Telosa: What We Can Learn from Utopian Myths

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As a child, I watched a documentary at school about Arcosanti, a utopian city in the desert founded on the idea that environmental sustainability...

Sunday Video: The Trains That Subsidize Suburbia

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https://youtu.be/vxWjtpzCIfA Jason Slaughter of Not Just Bikes shows how Toronto's GO Transit commuter rail is primarily setup to subsidize the suburbs without providing real, regular...

Dubicki: Cascadia Innovation Attempts to Overcome Cascading Climate Dangers

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I want to do an even handed and dutiful reporting job about the 2021 Cascadia Innovation Corridor conference. But I’m in an downtown Vancouver...

Midweek Video: Why The United States Isn’t Ready For Clean Energy

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https://youtu.be/s3ScJ_FwaZk If America wants to green up its economy, it's going to need to make huge investments in transmission facilities to transport greener energy sources....
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2022 Legislative Session Preview: Next Steps Forward on Greenhouse Gas Reduction

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Top goals include passing a transit-focused transportation package and reforming growth management. The impacts of climate change are upon us. Just this year, we’ve seen wildfire...
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Mayor Durkan Poses as Climate Mayor at COP26

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The biggest challenge is implementation, Durkan said, which has been very true for her administration. The 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as...

Sunday Video: How The Auto Industry Carjacked The American Dream

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https://youtu.be/oOttvpjJvAo Climate Town charts the history of how the car industry rapidly reset what the American Dream would be. The oppressive takeover has wrought a...
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Seattle Expands Free Transit Passes to All Middle Schoolers

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Seattle is now offering all public middle school students in Seattle free transit passes through the ORCA Opportunity program. This builds upon a program...