Top Northwest Sustainability Headlines
May 17, 2013
National Bike to Work Day is Friday May 17. That means lots more cyclists on the roads. Washington drivers should be even more careful, not only for safety reasons. But also because of a recent change to Washington state law.
KUOW | Transportation
More than a third of the MLAs elected to the B.C. legislature Tuesday were women, the highest share in B.C.’s history and higher than any other province in Canada.
Vancouver Sun | Elections
Here’s the thing – whether you care about trees and fish or not is not relevant. If you prefer concrete to grasslands and high rise skyscrapers to hiking trips, even if your idea of a great holiday is more Manhattan than mountains, you still need the environment on a very practical level.
Vancouver Observer | Sustainable Living
With such a big stack of green sitting there, staring the notoriously cash-poor state of California in its desperate face, how can a government resist?
Grist | Climate Change
The new Phase II Municipal Stormwater Permit affects nearly 100 cities around the state. Both will remain in effect for five years.
Sightline | Stormwater
In honor of Bike to Work Day, here’s a list of America’s most bike-friendly neighborhoods.
Atlantic Cities | Bicycles
An initiative that would allow utilities to count all hydroelectric power toward renewable energy requirements was approved this week for signature gathering.
The Oregonian | Renewable Energy
It’s appalling that controversy still exists over what is now common knowledge within the scientific community. But that’s another reality we must acknowledge and overcome.
The Olympian | Climate Change
Cyclists have spent ten years working with the city and businesses to come up with a route to complete the missing link, which is among the most dangerous stretches of road in the city.
PublicCola | Transportation
Seattle-based Matrix Genetics will see if it can succeed where nobody else has, in turning fast-dividing algae into oil-producing workhorses.
Xconomy | Biofuel Biofuels