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Protests Over LNG Terminal in Tacoma Escalate

PRESS RELEASE: In the pre-dawn hours of the fourth day of an indigenous-led occupation of the State Capitol grounds in Olympia, WA, one Native American woman was taken out of a “tarpee” (a contemporary teepee) and arrested by state patrol … Continue reading

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Car Culture Kills Salmon (Hybrids and Electric Cars Too)

From The Washington Post: A recent study traced a major coho salmon die-off to contaminants from roads and automobiles — brake dust, oil, fuel, chemical fluids — that hitch a ride on storm water and flow into watersheds. The contaminants are … Continue reading

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Puget Sound Orca Whales Are Being Driven to Extinction

No one is certain of the total number of orcas (otherwise known as “killer whales”) that exist in the wild. However, estimates are now around 100,000, and populations are dwindling. In Washington State’s Puget Sound and San Juan Islands, the once-large population of orcas has declined to around 80 whales, and the Puget Sound orcas are on the US government’s endangered species list.Continue reading → Continue reading

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Forest Service Ignores Environmental Law, Logs Old Growth Forest and Critical Habitat

Sick to the stomach. That’s how I felt after reading this story. But surprised? No. The USFS and other government agencies commonly ignore regulations and prioritize the economy over the natural world. That’s been their way for more than 150 … Continue reading

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Buffalo Field Campaign: Update from the Field

Buffalo are still absent here in the Hebgen Basin. Patrols are conducting daily recons, searching through the buffalo’s migration corridors, but the gentle giants are keeping themselves out of Montana and, consequently, safe from the killers. Along Yellowstone’s north boundary, … Continue reading

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Urban Greed and Rural Resistance in the Great Basin

Rural indigenous communities, ranchers, farmers, and environmentalists have all come together in Eastern Nevada to fight a water grab orchestrated by greedy developers in Las Vegas. Deep Green Resistance (including members of the Seattle chapter) are involved in the fight. … Continue reading

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Orca population in Puget Sound falling

Not only are Puget Sound’s resident killer whales continuing to decline in numbers, but their behavior is changing, too, according to scientists. The orcas seem to be splintering from their basic social groups and spending less time together. FRIDAY HARBOR … Continue reading

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