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WA state to offer up to a $9,000 rebate for new and used EVs

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OLYMPIA—The choice and benefits of driving electric vehicles (EVs) are about to become more affordable to many Washingtonians, due to a new $45 million state program state program announced by Governor Jay Inslee on Tuesday, April 23, that will provide an instant rebate of up to $9,000 to eligible residents purchasing or leasing an electric […]

Op-Ed: Mukilteo’s step towards a new sustainable future

Mukilteo Climate Change

As the President of the Mukilteo City Council, and a millennial deeply committed to effecting real change in the battle against climate change, I am excited to share a significant update from our city’s legislative chamber. On February 6, 2024, the Mukilteo City Council took a step forward by revising our city’s master fee schedule […]

Letter-to-Editor: Climate change and its impacts on local wildlife & ecosystems

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Do you know humans are expediting Climate Change? But we can fix it. Climate Change is a change in the earth’s atmosphere due to rising levels of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. When I think of climate change, polar bears come to my mind. Climate Change is the biggest reason why polar bears are […]

Everett Transit receives national award for climate action initiative

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EVERETT, Wash., April 28, 2023 — Everett Transit received the Champion of the Challenge Award from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Authority for the agency’s Zero Emission Fleet Transition plan. This plan aims to electrify Everett Transit’s entire fixed-route fleet by 2028 as part of the City of Everett’s work to fight climate change.  […]

Carbon-eating microbes may unlock new offense in combating global warming

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April, 25, 2023—A team of scientists discovered microbes that eats carbon dioxide “astonishingly quickly.” The researchers, Two Frontiers Project, first observed the carbon-eating microbes back in September of last year on the volcanic Italian island of Vulcano, about 12 miles north of Sicily in the Tyrrhenian Sea.  “Our lead collaborator at Harvard isolated this organism […]

Deceased woman found in Lynnwood parking lot identified

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LYNNWOOD, Wash., January 10—The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office identified Jacqueline J. Buchan, 76, of Everett who was found deceased in a parked car in a Lynnwood parking lot on Wednesday, December 21. The cause of death was environmental hypothermia, and it was ruled accidental. Lynnwood Police Officers were dispatched to the Walmart parking lot […]

The Colville Tribes to collaborate with Inslee on climate change

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NESPELEM, Wash., June 4, 2021 — The Governor of Washington State, Jay Inslee, recently called for a leaders’ summit with tribal nations to consult on climate-related issues. The Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation is pleased to accept this invitation and commits to work with Governor Inslee on these important issues. The Governor recently signed […]

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