In Taiwan, even men they have dual nationality, they have to serve in the military. And if they don't, they risk jail time. Dean Huang knew he would never see his family again if he didn't go back home to serve.
When it comes to setting climate change policy in the US, kids don't have much of a voice because they can't vote. But they can go to court. So a group of 21 young people are suing the Trump Administration for failing to adequately tackle the climate crisis.
A new oil pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia would cross native land and send more than six times as many tankers through crowded waterways between Vancouver and Seattle. That has people on both sides of the border vowing to fight.
A Congressional investigation found twice as many Washington D.C. children had high blood lead levels during the city's water crises than the Centers for Disease Control previously reported. Living on Earth reports.
The private, nonprofit development group Enterprise pledged four billion dollars to make low-income housing more energy efficient and healthy. We talk about how those at the lower end of the economic spectrum are hit hardest by home energy prices.
Anne Zuckerman is a teacher at Sichuan University in Chengdu, China, and she was on campus when the powerful earthquake hit; Host Lisa Mullins speaks to Zuckerman about the earthquake -- and about having to evacuate her apartment.
Seattle native Carla Saulter doesn't have a car, and her city doesn't have a subway, so she gets everywhere by bus. Carla has become a transit advocate and writes the "Bus Chick" blog for The Seattle Post-Intelligencer.
Salmonella-tainted peanut butter has sickened close to five hundred people in 43 states, and killed six. Bill Marler, a Seattle lawyer, explains why it takes so long to trace foodbourne illnesses and how the system could be improved.
In Seattle, tough budget choices mean closing five schools and the pinch is being felt in some African-American neighborhoods. For more on this we are joined by Phyllis Fletcher, a reporter for KUOW, and Michele McNeil, a reporter for Education Week.