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Stories about the environment focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KNKX's Environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp.

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Stories about the environment focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KNKX's Environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp.

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Environmental Gurus

By Em di doo - Sep 03 2016
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I love that there's this 5 minute highlight of the big importnat highlights of the environmental news of the day, though there is variety of longer segments sometimes that are nice to mix it up too. I wish there weren't SO MANY from one day (especially with the same annoying commercials at the beginning and end - most annoying to have to FF every 5-10 minutes), but if ever I want to "catch up on my sector", this is where I go. Thanks for covering such an important topic I wish more people new/cared about! And a great variety of speakers who cover all the different topics and reporting too :)

iTunes Ratings

24 Ratings
Average Ratings
20
1
1
0
2

Environmental Gurus

By Em di doo - Sep 03 2016
Read more
I love that there's this 5 minute highlight of the big importnat highlights of the environmental news of the day, though there is variety of longer segments sometimes that are nice to mix it up too. I wish there weren't SO MANY from one day (especially with the same annoying commercials at the beginning and end - most annoying to have to FF every 5-10 minutes), but if ever I want to "catch up on my sector", this is where I go. Thanks for covering such an important topic I wish more people new/cared about! And a great variety of speakers who cover all the different topics and reporting too :)
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Environment

Latest release on Feb 15, 2020

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Rank #1: Environmental justice key to Seattle mayor's executive order on Green New Deal

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Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan has signed an executive order implementing a Green New Deal for the city to fight climate change. As she signed the executive order, Durkan also announced $250,000 in environmental justice grants, going to seven projects that respond to the impacts of climate change.

Jan 09 2020

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Rank #2: New year marks start of new rules for recycling plastics in Seattle-King County, glass in Tacoma

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It's not only a new year but Jan. 1 also marks the start of new regulations on recycling for residents of King and Pierce counties. Seattle Public Utilities and King County Solid Waste are no longer accepting plastic bags or plastic wraps in curbside bins. (Pierce County already made this change). Instead, residents are asked to bundle these thin plastics up at home and take them to drop off sites at retail stores. The main reason for the change is that thin plastics get caught in the gears of the sorting machines that separate different kinds of recycling. “Some shut down twice a day for up to an hour or more in order for people to actually climb into the equipment and cut the bags out,” says Susan Fife-Ferris, a director in solid waste with Seattle Public Utilities. Fife-Ferris says loose plastics also easily slip in with other commodities and can contaminate entire bales of paper, for example, reducing their value and making them much harder to sell on the recycling market, which

Jan 01 2020

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Rank #3: Biofuel producers push for clean fuel standard as regional policy gets public hearing in Seattle

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Transportation remains the largest source of climate-warming greenhouse gases in Washington. Tailpipe emissions amount to about 40 percent of the problem. The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency wants to tackle that with a first-ever regional clean fuels standard, covering King, Kitsap, Pierce and Snohomish counties.

Dec 19 2019

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Rank #4: Tribal Coastal Resiliency Act could help communities on the front line of climate change

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Rising sea levels caused by global warming hit coastal communities the hardest. In Washington, many of those communities are tribes that settled near the water long before climate change became an issue. A new bill moving through Congress aims to provide them with more relief.

Dec 13 2019

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Rank #5: Puyallup Tribe of Indians formally declares climate emergency

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The governing council of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians has approved a resolution declaring a climate emergency. The vote took place at a special meeting held during an assembly at Chief Leschi Schools, with all grades of the schools gathered around.

Dec 10 2019

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Rank #6: Upon urging from youth activists, Tacoma City Council to vote on climate emergency

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UPDATE, Dec. 11: The Tacoma City Council approved the resolution in a unanimous vote Tuesday night .

Dec 10 2019

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Rank #7: Captive orcas could retire in Northwest, but some worry about harm to endangered whales

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In the Puget Sound region, whale lovers call the early 1960s the Capture Era. That’s when hundreds of local killer whales were rounded up, hunted and sold to amusement parks. Seattle became a hub of that brutal international trade, which decimated the population of now-endangered Southern Resident orcas.

Dec 04 2019

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Rank #8: 20 years later, atmosphere has changed around Makah whale hunt

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This story has been updated to include remarks from members of the Makah tribe.

Nov 13 2019

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Rank #9: Conservation plea to private landowners: skip red tape and help the island marble butterfly

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Wildlife officials are appealing to landowners on San Juan and Lopez islands. They’re asking them to set aside patches of habitat for the rare island marble butterfly, before it gets official protection under federal law.

Nov 12 2019

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Rank #10: Long-awaited King County study recommends waste-to-energy site to replace landfill

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King County is grappling with how to handle its trash as the Cedar Hills Regional Landfill reaches capacity. The Maple Valley facility, which first accepted waste in the mid-1960s, is expected to fill up in less than 20 years. Expansion efforts have stalled as neighbors complain about the effects of squeezing more refuse into the little space remaining.

Nov 05 2019

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