The Green New Deal. Jay Inslee: the man with the plan.

The Green New Deal is a statement that we want to buckle down and work so as to not be overwhelmed by the climate crisis. Though he’s not termed his plans as “The Green New Deal,” Jay Inslee does have detailed plans (forged in the reality of managing one of the most progressive states in … Continue reading The Green New Deal. Jay Inslee: the man with the plan.

Environment positive: Protected bike and pedestrian lanes in Seattle.

If you’ve not been to Seattle recently, go see the upsurge in bicycle use that protected lanes and e-bikes (in this hilly city) have accomplished. Copenhagen, Denmark remains the model for cities that have embraced the bike—over 50% of transportation to work, school, and the market (in this flat city) is by biking or walking. … Continue reading Environment positive: Protected bike and pedestrian lanes in Seattle.

Environment positive: “Washington’s first electric school bus rolls through Tacoma”

     “In Washington, we’re electrifying planes, trains, ferries and automobiles," Inslee said. "And today, we’re showing we can electrify buses, too. It’s exciting to celebrate the first electric school bus in Washington state, because this effort is, ultimately, all about our kids and their future.” — source: Gov. Inslee Press Updates <press@updates.gov.wa.gov> 17 June 2019

Environment negative: Aquaculture’s effect on natural shoreline habitat

Aquaculture eliminating natural nearshore habit in the South Puget Sound Low tide reveals row after row of aquaculture PVC pipes replacing natural shoreline habitat, as well as becoming PVC litter. Go to the 9 April “Protect Our Shoreline News” blog to see the pictures of how our shoreline habitat is becoming industrialized. — source: Protect … Continue reading Environment negative: Aquaculture’s effect on natural shoreline habitat

Astronauts, Humankind, Earth, Space, and God

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of humans landing on the moon, many newspapers and magazines have recently published articles and photos of the moon landing and other space-related events. The 14 July print edition of the Seattle Times devoted three pages (as well as a special moon-landing insert) to this special look back. In one … Continue reading Astronauts, Humankind, Earth, Space, and God