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Can a Flotilla of Kayaks Block Shell’s Arctic Drilling Rigs in Seattle?

No one really knows what the weather and wave conditions will be when Shell Oil’s first Arctic drilling rig arrives in Seattle later this month. That’s why activists are training now for rapid-response kayaks at any hour and a mass demonstration on the water. It’ll be a lot different than the typical landlocked march. In […]

Carbon Washington’s Climate Ballot Measure Will Boost Social Justice.

Climate change has much more to do with social justice than you might think. One connection is that global warming will hit the poor harder than the rich, so there is a social justice benefit to reducing carbon emissions. Climate action will also provide co-benefits such as reducing emissions of local air pollutants like particulate […]

World Affairs Council Spanish Conversation Group- Seattle

April 21 @ 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM | Free and open to all If you can hold a conversation in Spanish or are interested in improving your Spanish-speaking skills, then check out this group!  They always have a diverse group of globally-minded people, all working on their Spanish. This is a very fun and inclusive group, so go […]

Why Enabling Arctic Drilling Is Such a Huge Mistake

Eric Larsen, polar explorer, says Seattle shouldn’t be enabling arctic drilling. (And neither should the Obama administration.) As a polar explorer and expedition guide, I’ve completed more polar expeditions than any other American in history. In 2006, I completed the first ever summer expedition to the North Pole. In 2010, I completed a world record […]

New Green Inventions:

15 Cutting-edge Items from the Mother Nature Network Can electronics be green? Looking at the latest in green inventions, you might be surprised to know that you can have a smaller ecological footprint without sacrificing all your electronic toys. Here’s our list of 15 of the newest, eco-friendly innovations to help you do your part. Continue […]

Water Cooperatives

Article from the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives Close to 3,300 water cooperatives in the U.S. are consumer-owned utilities formed to provide safe, reliable and sustainable water service at a reasonable cost. They provide drinking, fire protection and landscaping irrigation water. In addition, many of them provide wastewater services. Water cooperatives are most often […]

Glacier Caves…

              Mt. Hood’s Sandy Glacier Contains Largest Ice Cave System In Lower United States. Scientists and researchers recently explored the ice cave system below Sandy Glacier on Mt. Hood, in Oregon and discovered it is far more extensive than originally thought. Oregon Public Broadcasting had a reporter embedded with the […]