Top Northwest Sustainability Headlines
March 11, 2014
For decades, the government has enforced regulations to protect and improve water quality. But what about rewarding people for voluntarily managing their land in ways that keep rivers cool and clean?
KUOW | Water
Clearly, the traffic forecasters at most state DOTs have learned almost nothing from a decade of more-or-less flat vehicle travel.
Sightline | Transportation
The Columbia River Crossing’s vision was impressively short-sighted and unaware of the changing world around it.
BlueOregon | Transportation
Public transport use increased nationally by about 1 percent from 2012 to 2013. But in Portland, it decreased — by 3.8 percent.
Oregon Public Broadcasting | Transportation
Anne Shaffer sits on the sandy shoreline of the Elwha River and looks around in amazement. Just two years ago, this area would have been under about 20 feet of water.
EarthFix | Dams
What’s the latest on what BC’s carbon tax shift has done to carbon pollution, the provincial economy, and public revenue?
Sightline | Carbon Tax
Legislation that could provide more state study or disclosure of rail shipments of potentially explosive Bakken oil along Washington railways and waterways is caught up in a partisan dispute over how far to go, and rival measures are in danger of dying.
The Olympian | Oil trains
Seattle has joined Spokane and Bellingham in passing a resolution to restrict oil shipments by rail until further review.
KPLU | Oil trains
Radio collar data shows how some Washington wolves range far while others keep fairly small home ranges.
Spokesman-Review | Wolves
Stadium Place is one of the few recent examples of building an urban neighborhood, not just a single building.
Crosscut | Urban density
More News from March 11, 2014
The number of oil trains moving through north Idaho is expected to increase in coming years, raising fears of accidents. Only time will tell if safety measures are sufficient.
The Oregonian | Oil trains
Overall transit ridership has outpaced the nation’s population growth, prompting some experts to declare a mass transit renaissance. Not in Portland.
The Oregonian | Transportation
The Seattle area saw big gains in public transit ridership last year, as more people boarded buses, trains and subways nationally than at any time since the 1950s.
The Seattle Times | Transportation