Environment & Sustainability

Garbage Diagrams Only Tell Half of the Story

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Let's try to build a picture of King County’s waste issues.  For the last couple of weeks, I have been working on an article about...

Sunday Video: Why The American West Is Fighting For Water Protections

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https://youtu.be/ArffMWtdu-s Vox highlights how water systems work and how they are threatened by the Trump Administration’s “Dirty Water Rule” that allows for pollution of waterways...

Pierce County Punts On Needed Protections For Ag Land

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Remember how I profiled competing Pierce County plans earlier last month to help or hurt farmland? Well, two weeks ago, the Pierce County Council...

Sunday Video: Transit Talks -Climate Equity and Transit

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=od-m4nrPVHs Transportation Choices Coalition recently held a "Transit Talks" panel discussion, which focused on topics of equitable and clean transportation solutions. The panelists included: Bryce Yadon,...

UAW4121 Joins the Youth Climate Strike

As the human tragedy of Hurricane Dorian lingers over the Bahamas, fires devastate Indigenous lands in the world's largest rainforest, and democratic presidential candidates...

City Council Gets First Look at Draft Amendments to Parking Reform Legislation

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On Wednesday, the Seattle City Council met to discuss possible amendments to proposed parking reform legislation. Councilmembers and City staff walked through an extensive...

Council Passes Downtown Rezones, SEPA Infill Modifications

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Two major land use bills were passed by the Seattle City Council on Monday. Large swaths of Downtown and South Lake Union will receive...

Baugruppen: Innovative Constructs

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Editor’s Note: This is Part 4 of a series on Baugruppen, private owners collaboratively building affordable multifamily projects. Read Part 1 or check out the series. Baugruppen provide a vehicle...