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 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion 

Environment, equity: Children, poor to suffer

Who will face the biggest continuing impact of environmental decline? We are all affected, but it is clear that children and the poor bear the brunt of dramatic ecological change. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund,... — Updated 8/10/2022

 
 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Getting back to nature | Guest View

We have a long, long way to go, but several agencies in Snohomish County and the surrounding area are making a noble effort to restore natural function to important habitats. Projects include removing dams, culverts, levees, and... — Updated 7/27/2022

 
 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Our changing oceans | Guest View

Ours is a water planet. Seventy percent is ocean and, when seen from space, we are a blue-and-white marble. What happens in the oceans is important to us land dwellers – and not just for giving us canned, hard-smoked, Quinault... — Updated 5/25/2022

 
 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Here come the all-electric houses | Guest View

The road to a healthier, safer life, and planet starts right at the front door. The new, modern, all-electric house does not rely on flammable fuels, does not produce toxic combustion byproducts, and does not emit greenhouse... — Updated 5/4/2022

 
 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

The environment and equity: Children, poor will suffer more | Guest View

Who will face the biggest continuing impact of environmental decline? We are all affected, but it is clear that children and the poor bear the brunt of dramatic ecological change. According to the United Nations Children’s Fund,... — Updated 4/27/2022

 
 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

What if Galileo were a modern climate scientist? | Guest View

One of the great revolutions in our history was the invention and, after lots of turmoil, adoption of the scientific method. Galileo is called by many the "father of the scientific... — Updated 1/12/2022

 
 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Where the rubber meets the road | Guest View

It is interesting to pick something that we use as part of our daily lives and take a look at the impact of that use. The car tires that we all ride on need to be made, they wear out, and they need to be thrown away. About 20% of a... — Updated 12/1/2021

 
 By Greg Ferguson    Opinion

Shopping that won't melt the North Pole | Guest View

‘Tis is the season to shop. It might seem early, but all the broken links in the supply chain could mean now or never. Guys’ shopping day, Christmas Eve, is going to be way too late this year. Are there ways to buy that reduce... — Updated 11/24/2021

 
 By Greg Ferguson    A & E

Shopping that won't melt the North Pole | Holiday Cheer

‘Tis is the shopping season. Are there ways to buy that reduce the environmental impact of buying? Clearly, yes, and one is to give gifts that do not pollute. Donations to charities in a loved one’s name meet this criteria. Con... — Updated 12/16/2020

 

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