What is E-Cycle Washington?

Living Green Technology

E -Cycle Washington is a Washington State program that provides free electronics recycling to residents, small businesses, schools, and other organizations.

Low-Oxygen Waters Off Washington, Oregon Coasts Risk Becoming Large 'Dead Zones'

Environmental News Network

Brown last week confirmed that a large area of poorly oxygenated water is growing off the coast of Washington and Oregon. Low-Oxygen Waters Off Washington, Oregon Coasts Risk Becoming Large 'Dead Zones Oceanic measurements collected during a scientific cruise on NOAA Ship Ronald H.

Season's first 'murder hornet' nest destroyed in Washington

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On Wednesday, officials at the Washington state department of agriculture (WSDA) said they had destroyed the first "murder hornet" nest of the season. The nest was located near the town of Blaine along the Canadian border

Washington State Joins the Movement to Honor Voting Rights for All Community Members

Sightline Daily

This spring, Washington lawmakers passed a bipartisan bill to restore voting rights to citizens when they are released from prison.

Washington State Leads the Nation on Climate Action

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The bill implements the most aggressive statewide cap and invest system in the nation, and will be a critical tool to meet Washington’s recently updated emissions reduction targets. Eight years into Jay Inslee’s tenure, he finally signed a bill capping statewide climate pollution.

Washington’s Shortage of Homes is Squeezing Communities Throughout the State

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But recently, cities of all sizes throughout Washington state are feeling the pain of a statewide shortage of homes. Soaring home prices in the tech-booming Seattle metro have been the stuff of headlines for decades.

Washington Tries the Carrot Approach for Statewide Zoning Reform

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Pro-housing state lawmakers hoping to ease Washington’s dire housing shortage tried something new this year: the offer of a financial incentive to cities if they opt to allow more homes by loosening their zoning laws.

A LEED Gold-targeted health education hub joins University of Washington campus

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The University of Washington will soon welcome the brand-new Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, a modern and stunning facility that will serve as a major hub for the campus. The 300,000-square-foot building was designed by the Miller Hull Partnership to provide space for researchers, students and faculty to work and study together

Washington’s 2021 Legislative Session Marks Historic Investment in Renter Relief

Sightline Daily

Despite having to conduct the session remotely, Washington’s state legislature accomplished some big things in 2021. Historic wins include a capital gains tax and a cap-and-invest climate program.

"Carbon tax initiative goes to November ballot in Washington"

Environmental Economics

An initiative that would create a carbon tax in Washington state is now headed to the November ballot. Initiative sponsor Carbon Washington says the tax encourages people and businesses to switch to cleaner energy by making fossil fuels more expensive. Some including the Washington State Labor Council have lined up in opposition. Would someone please starting planning their voting study?

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"Washington State Does Not Pass Nation’s First Carbon Tax"

Environmental Economics

While Initiative 732 did not pass, voters in Washington State demonstrated that people around the country and the world are concerned about the threat of climate change and feel compelled to take action to protect our children, our grandchildren, and the world we love. Grassroots activism accomplished what many environmental leaders and media pundits said was impossible: we put a revenue-neutral carbon tax on the ballot,” said Yoram Bauman, founder and co-chair of Carbon Washington.

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Washington, DC green: Restaurant Nora

Green Traveler Guides

A very brief history of green wine Info News Views Our favs Useful resources Travel blogs we like Contact Washington, D.C. alter ego in Washington, emphasizing nonfussy, New American cuisine that changes daily based on the best available sourcing. Home About What and who we are Staff Awards Press Tips Why travel green Green traveler’s to do’s Carbon Offsets Travel secrets of frequent fliers Buy Deals Photos Wine Green wine: what is it?

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Washington bans wildlife-killing competitions

AGreenLiving

11, 2020, the Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission voted to ban the killing of wildlife in contests. This makes Washington the seventh state to ban such contests with the aim to conserve wildlife. Original post: Washington bans wildlife-killing competitions. On Friday, Sept.

"Washington College Students Rally to Protect Cows From Global Warming"

Environmental Economics

That’s a good way to sum up the findings of my new research,” said University of Washington economist Rainbow Moonglow Rabinowitz. “A My favorite is 1% milk* with chocolate malt Ovaltine: A newly released report showing that higher temperatures cause cows to give less milk is uniting climate and animal rights activists to take immediate action to counteract the negative effects of bovine heat stress. Cows are happy in parts of Northern California and not in Florida.

How Shell Manipulates Washington State Politics

Sightline Daily

Shell’s schemes have the region in an uproar, so now is a good time to explore the oil company’s well documented record of playing in Washington’s politics. During the 2012 and 2014 election cycles, for example, Shell gave a mere $2,500 directly to candidates in Washington: $2,000 to Democratic Congressman Rick Larsen ( a perennial winner of fossil fuel industry spending ) and $500 to Republican Congressman Doc Hastings. Ridding Washington’s democracy of them is another.

Washington Senate Endorses Socialism for Coal

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First Wyoming , now Washington: the state Senate has endorsed an $85 million handout to the coal industry, in the form of a rail project whose sole identifiable beneficiary is the proposed and highly controversial Millennium Bulk Terminals coal export project in Longview, Washington. The Washington State Senate wants to spend $85 million for the benefit of high-flying international coal investors.

Washington Voters, Meet Democracy Credits

Sightline Daily

In our last two articles in this series, we described the Washington Government Accountability Act’s tough new rules for reducing lobbyists and contractors’ influence in Olympia and for boosting transparency in elections, so that voters have easy access to the information they need about their candidates. How I-1464 would empower everyday citizens in state elections. |

How Tesoro Manipulates Washington State Politics

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The Texas oil company Tesoro has big plans for Washington. The fact is that Tesoro has a well-documented track record in Washington of meddling at the ballot box, funneling money to shadowy Republican groups, and financing anti-climate campaigns. To better understand how Tesoro cultivates influence in Washington State, let’s follow the money. These “direct donations” are recorded and available through the Washington State Public Disclosure Commission.

The Washington Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce Report is Out

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With caveats and cautions and needs for more research of course, but the bottom line is that Washington will not achieve its statutory carbon targets without a price, and Washington can design a price—whether a cap or a tax—to protect public health and the economy and make the transition to a post-carbon world. On the topic of doing it well, Washington needs to carefully design its price to meet the criteria discussed below. But Washington can do this.

Washington State Traffic Forecast Finally Recognizes Reality

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This is far and away the most responsible official traffic forecast I’ve seen from any government agency, ever: VMT forecast comparison by Washington OFM, Transportation Revenue Forecast Council It’s from a new transportation revenue forecast (pdf link, see p. 27) recently published by the Washington State Office of Financial Management. In the 2000s, for example, Washington committed itself to massive road projects that it didn’t have the money to build.

Event: Washington’s Fight Against Coal & Oil

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Join us for a free community forum on the coal and oil industry’s plans to build new dirty energy transport facilities in Washington. This forum will cover Washington’s and Thurston County’s role in holding the Thin Green Line against international fossil fuel trade; explain the costs and consequences of coal and oil transport; and provide opportunities for citizen action. Oil trains near a waterfront development site in Bellingham, WA. by Paul K. Anderson (Used with permission.)

Washington Candidates, Meet Democracy Credits

Sightline Daily

How I-1464 could help you run for office. | At a recent town hall-style meeting about money in politics, a speaker asked the audience how many of them thought they themselves could run for political office. Absolutely no one raised their hand. Then the speaker asked, what if a campaign funding system made it possible for you to raise money from regular people, even if you don’t have a rolodex of big check writers? Hands popped up. People-empowering campaign

Washington: Car Crashes Decline Again

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But during last year’s debate over marijuana legalization in Washington, I heard quite a bit of concern that permissive marijuana laws would reverse the recent declines in crash fatalities. One of the often-overlooked benefits of declining driving , particularly among the young , has been a rapid reduction in car crash deaths over the past decade.

The Washington Post has a better op-ed on the value of a college education than the NY Times

Environmental Economics

In contrast to the stupidity in the NY Times over the weekend , The Washington Post has a thoughtful take on the value of a college education: So let’s acknowledge that college is not a commodity. It’s a challenging engagement in which both parties have to take an active and risk-taking role if its potential value is to be realized.

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Traffic Declines in Washington Counties

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Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Traffic Declines in Washington Counties Posted by Clark Williams-Derry 03/03/2011 05:30 PM More details on the dropoff in vehicle travel. Following up on the post on declining traffic volumes from a few days back, I looked a bit more closely at the traffic figures for Washington state , comparing them with the brand new Census population counts for Washington counties.

Washington Board Upholds Stormwater Rules

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Image by Lisa Stiffler (Used with permission) The Pollution Control Hearings Board—the legal body presiding over state environmental regulations—has upheld the stormwater permits governing Western Washington cities and counties. Those supporting Ecology include Puget Soundkeeper Alliance, Washington Environmental Council, and the Rosemere Neighborhood Association. Seattle rain garden during a downpour.

Washington State Has Forgotten Its Own BP Oil Spill

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Ocean Service notified the Coast Guard, which in turn notified the Washington Department of Ecology. That morning, the first oil washed ashore near Ocean Shores, Washington. It was one of the worst oil spills ever to hit Washington waters. Alarm set in as subsurface oil patties traveled north, invisible to helicopters surveying the spill, oiling 110 miles of Washington’s shoreline. Washington State Department of Ecology. Washington Department of Ecology.

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Fifty Years of Oil Spills in Washington’s Waters

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Washington’s coastlines and waterways are at a threshold. Though Washington officials have been more diligent in their preparations than their counterparts elsewhere, there is good reason to believe we are not prepared. The fact is that Washington has already suffered numerous damaging spills. The Washington State Department of Ecology fined Arco and the vessel pilot $30,000 each. Diver showing oil-contaminated gloves following dive operations.

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Event: Coastal Washington, the Oil Industry’s Sacrifice Zone

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Washington State is on the front lines of oil transport by rail. The ten oil train explosions in the last two years and the numerous oil spills on Washington’s coast are reminders that there are devastating consequences when it comes to transporting oil. Related Stories How Climate Denial Derails Scientists How Shell Manipulates Washington State Politics A Sea Change for Weathercasters.

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Majority Rule Returns to Washington

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The Washington Supreme Court has thrown out as unconstitutional the viciously antidemocratic, reflexively right-wing, school-and-public-services-impoverishing supermajority voting requirement that has tied Washington representatives’ hands, on and off, for the last two decades. It was the single biggest legal barrier to progress in Washington on issues ranging from climate to education. Photo by Andrew Back, cc.

Following the Money in Washington State Elections, Part 2

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Winners raise 44% of campaign funds from 4% of Washington zip codes. In the previous article in this series, we showed that special interests dominate campaign funding in Washington State. Washingtonians know that big money plays a big role in politics, but they may not know exactly where the money comes from in state legislative races. In this article, we follow the geographic money trail and find that campaign money comes mostly from Olympia and Seattle.

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Following the Money in Washington State Elections, Part 3

Sightline Daily

In the previous article in this series about Washington’s Citizens’ Initiative 1464, we mapped in-district giving to winning Washington state legislative candidates. But mapping Washington’s legislative districts geographically creates a misleading visual distortion of the data. Visualizing in-district giving in same-sized districts. |

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Why Washington State Should Adopt a BC-style Carbon Tax

Sightline Daily

Editor’s Note: Washington’s Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce is on the job, weighing alternative carbon-pricing proposals. Some members of the panel have asked what our ideal policy would be for Washington State. If I had my druthers, Washington State would push for a BC-style revenue-neutral carbon tax. Full disclosure: I’m part of the CarbonWA.org campaign to put just such a policy on the ballot in Washington State in 2016.

WASHINGTON: NC ocean research lab on White House chopping block | Local/State | NewsObserver.com

Environmental Economics

For more than a century, federal scientists have worked on Pivers Island near the historic town of Beaufort and the beaches of Emerald Isle studying the ocean and the fish, turtles and dolphins of its seagrass estuaries and rocky reefs. Surrounded by three university labs, it’s one of a handful of oceanography hubs in the nation and the only government research center between New Jersey and Miami studying Atlantic fish populations.

Event: Southwest Washington—the Oil Industry’s Sacrifice Zone?

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This April 1st, Eric de Place will join Vancouver, Washington leaders for a forum discussion on the threat of oil trains to southwest Washington communities. What: Presentation and panel discussion on oil trains in southwest Washington Where: Kiggins Theater, 1011 Main St, Vancouver, WA ( map ) When: Wednesday, April 1, 2015, 6 p.m., Click image for event flyer.

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Tax Increment Financing in Washington (Part 2)

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Skip to navigation Advanced Search Document Actions Sections Front Page Daily News Daily Score Blog The Daily Score Tax Increment Financing in Washington (Part 2) Posted by Roger Valdez 11/22/2010 04:00 PM What should full TIF in Washington look like? If the day comes when Washington does achieve fully constitutional and robust TIF these are some ideas that could build on the success and avoid the failures of other states and jurisdictions. Skip to content.

Following the Money in Washington State Elections, Part 1

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Voters of all political affiliations in Washington State know that big money has an outsized influence in state elections and political processes. That’s why the Washington Government Accountability Act, I-1464 on next month’s ballot, would restore balance to Evergreen State elections by lifting up the voices of everyday voters and limiting special interest access to elected officials. Who funds campaigns and how I-1464 could change that.

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Washington I-522: News from Organic Consumers Association

Green Living Ideas

Just like in last year’s fight for Prop 37 in California , the bad guys have migrated to Washington State to persuade voters from passing I-522 that will require mandatory labeling of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in all food products sold in Washington State. and Washington’s own PCC Natural Markets all label their non-GMO product lines at no additional cost to consumers. Truth: Washington won’t be the only state labeling GE foods.

Cities Call for Carbon Pricing in Washington

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It wasn’t greeted with fanfare at the time, but one of the most encouraging developments in Washington state carbon pricing happened in early December. When suburban cities in Washington’s most economically productive region are calling for aggressively limiting and pricing carbon, you know the political ground is starting to shift.

The Green Festival comes to Washington again

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Washington DC Green Festival – October 10/11, 2009 Green Festival, the nation’s largest green consumer living event will make its sixth trip to America’s capital this year on October 10 & 11, 2009 at the Washington, D.C. The Washington DC Green Festival is a joint project of Global Exchange and Green America.

2009 Solar Decathalon Lights Up Washington, D.C.

Green Life Smart Life

A week before the start of the competition, the homes were sent to Washington, D.C. Tagged: Building green, Department of Energy, Green Building, Solar Decathlon, Sustainable Design, Washington DC. Tags: Energy Good for the Planet Green Green Building Green Electronics Technology Building green Department of Energy Solar Decathlon Sustainable Design Washington DC

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A LEED Gold-targeted health education hub joins University of Washington campus

AGreenLiving

The University of Washington will soon welcome the brand-new Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, a modern and stunning facility that will serve as a major hub for the campus. In 2016, the University of Washington announced its Population Health Initiative. Here is the original: A LEED Gold-targeted health education hub joins University of Washington campus.

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A LEED Gold-targeted health education hub joins University of Washington campus

AGreenLiving

The University of Washington will soon welcome the brand-new Hans Rosling Center for Population Health, a modern and stunning facility that will serve as a major hub for the campus. In 2016, the University of Washington announced its Population Health Initiative. Read more: A LEED Gold-targeted health education hub joins University of Washington campus.

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