Environment & Sustainability

Sound Transit Board Averts Big Delays with Hybrid ST3 Realignment

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NE 130th Street Station opens in 2025 and Graham Street and Boeing Access Road Stations open in 2031 under the amended plan. The Sound Transit...

Council Roundup: Setting Up Defenses Against Mayoral Steamrolling

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Recently, the Seattle City Council has passed a handful of bills around revenue tracking, the environment, affordable housing, and parking rates. Many of these...

Cities Announce Race to Zero Emissions by 2040 or Sooner

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Participating mayors pledge to enlist an additional 1,000 cities to achieve net zero carbon emissions. July 29th, 2021 marked an important date that only the...

Sunday Video: Living Car-Free Made Easy

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https://youtu.be/OObwqreAJ48 Jason Slaughter of Not Just Bikes explains how carsharing can be a good supplement for people who occasionally need a car but otherwise rarely...

Environmental Advocates Condemn the Return of Cruise Ships to Seattle

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Rally for a "Cruise-Free Salish Sea" 1pm to 3pm Friday, July 23rd at Pier 66. Set against the backdrop of massive cruise ships idling in...

In Order to Achieve Tree Equity, the U.S. Must Plant 522 Million Trees in...

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Recent data published by the nonprofit American Forests shows stark racial and economic inequity in tree canopy coverage. How did the Evergreen State compare...

Sunday Video: Cities Aren’t Loud, Cars Are Loud

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https://youtu.be/CTV-wwszGw8 Not Just Bikes explores noise in cities and the impacts to people. A key point of the video is just how much noise cars...

How Cities Can Adapt to a Hotter Planet

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Research has identified strategies that can effectively combat the urban heat island effect. As the current heat dome traps Seattle within its sweltering...