Top Northwest Sustainability Headlines
Documents obtained by an environmental group show the Port of Longview could become home to an oil refinery receiving 100- to 120-car unit trains loaded with crude from North Dakota’s Bakken shale formation.
Researchers are planning to grow 3 acres of sugar kelp north of the Hood Canal Bridge in an effort to save shellfish, and thereby larger ocean life.
Using her personal experiences of racism and homophobia — hurtful words and actions that occurred even in her own family — interim University of Washington President Ana Mari Cauce announced a wide-ranging project to combat racism and inequity on campus.
The community-driven transit movement is one response to the “affordability gap”—a growing chasm between what workers are paid and what it costs to get to work.
Two out of three judges on a federal appeals court panel expressed doubts about a legal challenge to the Obama administration’s far-reaching plan to address climate change.
Remember those amazing plans to build a 12-mile trail to connect the city of Snohomish (and the start of the Centennial Trail) to Woodinville, the Sammamish River/Burke-Gilman Trail and the Eastside Trail? Well, there’s bad news: Talks between the county and the Port of Seattle have collapsed.
Boyd’s Coffee has rolled out what it says is the world’s first fully compostable single-serve beverage pod. The Portland company said the pod is compatible with Keurig 2.0 brewers.
Residents of Dockside Green, an award-winning mixed-use, sustainable neighborhood in Victoria, British Columbia, are seeking lower-income neighbors. The high-density community, built on a revitalized former brownfield site, is designing workforce rental housing targeting those earning $25,000-$60,000 per year.
Real Change, a newspaper sold by vendors who are homeless and poor in Seattle, became the first street newspaper in the world to offer a way for customers to buy a digital version this week.
Attempting to bring more affordable housing to the Pearl District, Portland officials will buy a quarter-block parcel from Hoyt Street Properties for $1.3 million, Commissioner Dan Saltzman said. The purchase price is 13 percent below the property’s market value.
The federal government knows enough now to better protect Puget Sound’s southern-resident orcas.