Environment & Sustainability

Bike Lanes Belong on Arterials

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The last year in Seattle has been pathetic for safe streets, equitable mobility, and climate action. Mayor Durkan has been killing safe streets projects...
Space Needle shrouded in wildfire smoke

Carbon Notes May Help Seattle Council Make Smarter Climate Decisions

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I woke up coughing this weekend--no, not from Covid-19--from wildfire smoke that’s settled on Seattle like a clammy yellow shroud. Last Friday was a better...

Is It Time for a Radical Rethinking of Open Space in Seattle?

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Seattle’s urban villages suffer not only from inadequate space to build multifamily housing, but there is also a massive open space inequity versus-single family...

Mailbox Peak Trailhead Direct Launches June 16th

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A third Trailhead Direct route will launch this weekend, linking outdoor enthusiasts and hikers to the Mailbox Peak Trailhead. King County Metro Transit will...

Breaching Locks and Sen. Ericksen’s Stunt Legislation

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With the start of the annual Washington State Legislature session comes the annual parade of stunt legislation. Like the return of swallows to Capistrano...

Baugruppen: Instant Community (Just Add Water)

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Editor’s Note: This is Part 6 of a series on Baugruppen, private owners collaboratively building affordable multifamily projects. Read Part 1 or check out the series. So, how is it...

Austerity Is the Enemy of Climate Action

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There are two kinds of opposition to action on the climate crisis. The first is the one we're all familiar with: outright denial that...

Sunday Video: Why Don’t We Have Electric Planes Yet?

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https://youtu.be/49yDycP3Pgc Aviation is one of the fastest growing sectors of greenhouse gas emissions. But so far, there are no commercially operated electric planes that could...