Environment

Fighting British Columbia’s pipelines to the last mile

Indigenous activists spearhead the effort to stop the construction of pipelines that would exponentially increase the amount of oil and natural gas exports.

/ March 9, 2021


Will race, income inequalities trip up Cascadia’s fight against climate change?

Race and income inequalities pose a challenge to Cascadia’s efforts to fight climate change. InvestigateWest looks at how the region is addressing the issue.

/ March 2, 2021


Visualizing Climate: Vulnerable Communities

Researchers, government workers, and advocates are using mapping programs in Cascadia to see how inequities extend to climate and pollution risks.

/ February 23, 2021


After climate-protection drift and despair, a blueprint for success emerges in Cascadia

Washington State’s redoubled climate goals and fresh action plan revive hope to cut emissions. But ongoing fossil fuel development in BC could undercut Cascadia’s progress.

/ January 19, 2021


A Thin Green Line with Global Impact

Part two of Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing Cascadia from Investigate West. How activists stopped 20+ PNW fossil fuel proposals.

/ January 19, 2021


Meet your local beekeeper: Robin David

Robin David works for Best Bees, a company that helps corporations and private residents maintain their own beehives and also collect data for research.

/ January 14, 2021


A Lost Decade: How Climate Action Fizzled In Cascadia

Part one of InvestigateWest’s series “Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing Cascadia,” explores how Cascadia fell short of their climate change goals.

/ January 11, 2021


‘How will public transit survive?’ An examination in Seattle and Portland

What’s the future of public transit in our region? (🎨: Photo courtesy of TriMet / Bridgeliner illustration) Support Local Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change We are a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic support to cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us today.   This series is sponsored by VertueLab. VertueLab did not provide editorial input. Have […]

/ September 3, 2020


Recycling plastic isn’t easy — but the PNW has some ideas of how to fix that

Read on for how you can help. (📸: The Evergrey illustration) Support Local Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change We are a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic support to cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us today. This series is sponsored by VertueLab. VertueLab did not provide editorial input. Recycling is easy … right? Theoretically, yes, but […]

/ August 27, 2020


Black Lives Haven’t Always Mattered to the Climate Movement. Here’s How to Fix That.

(📸: Niklas via Pixabay) Support Local Entrepreneurs Fighting Climate Change We are a nonprofit fighting climate change by providing funding and holistic support to cleantech entrepreneurs. Join us today.   This series is sponsored by VertueLab. VertueLab did not provide editorial input. Black Americans are more likely to breathe polluted air, more likely to live near […]

/ August 12, 2020