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02

Feb

Seattle vs. Denver: Which city rules in the realm of energy efficiency?
Seattle and Denver lead the pack when it comes to efficient and clean energy use. But just like in a certain NFL championship game, only one winner can emerge from the ‘Efficiency Bowl.’ Which city will it be?

04

Dec

Seattle football fans rock the house — and the EarthVibrations from celebrating fans are different from actual quakes, but their frequencies can still register on seismometers.

Seattle football fans rock the house — and the Earth
Vibrations from celebrating fans are different from actual quakes, but their frequencies can still register on seismometers.

12

Jan


 Tree-cutting order issued in Seattle-area squabble over blocked views 



In the leafy Seattle suburb of Clyde Hill, a heated dispute over a former MLB player’s obstructed views comes to an end as the city issues its first cutting order under a decades-old tree removal ordinance.
In the leafy Seattle suburb of Clyde Hill, a heated dispute over a former MLB player’s obstructed views comes to an end as the city issues its first cutting order under a decades-old tree removal ordinance.

08

Dec

3 cities that are going greenGreen business practices are booming in Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; and Portland, Oregon.

3 cities that are going green
Green business practices are booming in Chicago, Illinois; Seattle, Washington; and Portland, Oregon.

19

Sep

A beautiful but view-blocking Chinese pine has pitted two once amicable neighbors, a pastor and a Bible-thumping former baseball star, against one another in an upscale Seattle suburb.

A beautiful but view-blocking Chinese pine has pitted two once amicable neighbors, a pastor and a Bible-thumping former baseball star, against one another in an upscale Seattle suburb.

08

Mar

A food forest grows in SeattleTaking Seattle’s P-Patch concept to dizzying, permaculture-tastic new heights, a 7-acre plot of unused land in the middle of the city will be transformed into the nation’s largest ‘food forest.’

A food forest grows in Seattle
Taking Seattle’s P-Patch concept to dizzying, permaculture-tastic new heights, a 7-acre plot of unused land in the middle of the city will be transformed into the nation’s largest ‘food forest.’

21

Dec

Seattle (finally) bans plastic shopping bagsAfter a groundbreaking measure to discourage consumers from using disposable plastic shopping bags was squashed by voters in 2009, Seattle is back in the bag-banning game in a big way.

Seattle (finally) bans plastic shopping bags
After a groundbreaking measure to discourage consumers from using disposable plastic shopping bags was squashed by voters in 2009, Seattle is back in the bag-banning game in a big way.

10

Jun

Seattle corpse flower causing stink, promoting plant sexIt sends out a smell of rotting flesh to attract pollinating beetles.

Seattle corpse flower causing stink, promoting plant sex
It sends out a smell of rotting flesh to attract pollinating beetles.