Tag Archives: Environment

Earthrise Alliance uses space data for climate action

Former NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver helped lead the charge for commercial space ventures, and now she’s leading a brand-new space campaign to address the climate change challenge. Garver is the CEO of Earthrise Alliance, a philanthropic initiative that will leverage … Continue reading

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Boeing will offer biofuel for jet deliveries

Boeing says it will begin offering airlines and operators the chance to have their jets powered by biofuel when they take off for their new homes, and Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is the first to sign up for the option. The … Continue reading

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It’s not easy being green when it comes to jet fuel

For years, the Port of Seattle has been talking about weaning Seattle-Tacoma International Airport off fossil fuels, but now it’s getting serious about taking action. “At a certain point in time, you just have to say, ‘Well, let’s make a … Continue reading

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Disease and warming seas are wiping out sea stars

Warming oceans and an infectious wasting disease have combined to devastate what was once an abundant type of sea stars along the West Coast, scientists say in a newly published study. The study, published today by the open-access journal Science Advances, … Continue reading

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Vulcan builds drones to protect African wildlife

One of the legacies left behind by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder who passed away last October, is a drone development program aimed at providing aerial intelligence for Africa’s anti-poaching efforts. The program takes a share of the … Continue reading

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White House issues grim outlook for climate woes

If current climate trends continue, the Pacific Northwest will have more summer wildfires, less winter snowpack and smaller numbers of the salmon for which our region is famous. The skiing could get worse, too. But on the bright side, warm-weather grape … Continue reading

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Whew! Chukchi Sea polar bears are in good shape

The first census of polar bears living around the Chukchi Sea, straddling Alaska and eastern Siberia, suggests that the population has been stable and healthy over the past decade. That comes as a welcome contrast to the problems facing polar … Continue reading

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