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Tensions, gas prices rise as Washington state auctions carbon

Washington state’s new cap-and-invest system is raising hundreds of millions of dollars for climate action while pricing emissions at a much steeper cost than California, the only other state with this kind of system.

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Where air pollution is improving - and where it's worsening

Air quality, as measured by fine particle pollution, improved across much of the country between 2015 and 2021, though it worsened across several Western states and Florida.

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8 trees to plant for climate change in Seattle right now

We asked Pete Smith from the Arbor Day Foundation to give us some guidance on how to select trees to plant in the Seattle area that have a good chance of surviving the next 50 or 100 years.

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Climate change could turn Seattle into an umbrella city

Seattle has long been known for its umbrella-shunning ways, but more extreme weather and heavier rain may put that ethos to the test.

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Seattle mayor plans to cut gas-powered cars at City Hall to slash greenhouse gas

Seattle’s mayor has signed an ambitious plan aimed at slashing greenhouse gas in the city. It’s an executive order that focuses on city-owned vehicles across departments in an effort to foster collaboration to eliminate fossil-fuel-powered cars and trucks as well as promote alternative modes of transportation.

Historic October heat shatters records in the Pacific Northwest

Historic October heat shatters records in the Pacific Northwest

Seattle soared to 88 degrees Sunday, its highest temperature on record so late in the season.