Top Northwest Sustainability Headlines
May 21, 2013
The fluoride battle has a lengthy history. One article, published in 1985, described the fluoridation fight as “America’s Longest War.”
Washington Post | Health
It’s worth beginning a conversation about ways to live and design safer in such hazard zones.
New York Times | Climate impacts
17 leaders from across Washington publicly oppose the expansion of coal exports.
The Stranger | Coal exports
Washington Governor Jay Inslee signed off on an $8.7 billion transportation budget Monday that puts money toward maintaining state roadways and continues spending on existing big-ticket projects.
The Seattle Times | Transportation
The Monsanto Protection Act allows farmers to plant GM crops before they’ve been declared safe by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley is proposing an amendment to eliminate this bilaterally opposed special interest provision.
Grist | GMO
In addition to providing residents and visitors to major cities access to alternative, quick, and easy transportation, bike shares are an increasingly popular way for forward-thinking brands to get more attention.
GOOD Magazine | Bikes
Does anyone responsible for guiding Southeast Seattle’s transit-oriented renaissance have a clue what’s going on there?
Crosscut | Transit
People who ride bikes at night consistently overestimate their visibility to other road users, a new study has found.
Bike Portland | Bikes
Charities only have so much room and can only keep clothes for so long. At some point, they call in a textile recycling company.
NPR | Waste
In a big win for those who advocate personal responsibility above heavy-handed government, the U.S. Park Service is expanding the rugged-individual approach to a service typically left to Uncle Sam: trash hauling.
Washington Post | Waste
More News from May 21, 2013
A proposal to create a separated lane on the edge of Vancouver’s Chinatown has generated anxiety among the kinds of green, local businesses that Mayor Gregor Robertson frequently touts as the future of the city.
Toronto Globe and Mail | Bikes
A bird of prey can get so stressed out by city noise that it might abandon its nest—eggs and all, according to a new study by researchers at Boise State University.
KPLU | Wildlife
Researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill are creating a map of what foods Americans are buying and eating.
The Tacoma News Tribune | Food
Oil forecasts fail so often that it’s puzzling that the media, governments, corporations, and the public put so much faith in them.
Christian Science Monitor | Oil