Any potential money is barred by a congressional act known as the Dickey Amendment, which mandates that none of the funds available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) would be “used to advocate or promote gun control."
A First Nations group in British Columbia is trying to counter the environmental and economic impact of sea-based salmon farming by starting a new kind of salmon farm — on land. But the enterprise is fraught with challenges.
Red Delicious apples from Washington state have long been the pinnacle of apples. With an explosion of apple varieties, however, it has fallen out of favor with many American consumers. In China, though, it’s highly revered.
Nearly three years after the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, many consumers in the US remain concerned about radiation in fish from the Pacific Ocean. One Seattle fisherman finally got his fish tested, and found what many scientists have also found: there's nothing to worry about.
What it’s like for kids to understand that some of their friends live in the US “without papers”? A Seattle boy named Ronan found out when his best friend told him that he was in the United States without legal status.
Either nonprofits are fully businesses, with all the rights that entails, says this Seattle nonprofit leader, "or else we are beautiful and complex snowflakes of equity and justice and need different considerations." But stop judging the sector by the standards of business when it doesn't get many of the benefits of the for-profit sector.
You can't make beer without hops, but climate change is threatening the future of the crop in a place that grows a quarter of all the world's supply — Washington state. That's got growers and brewers there and around the world scrambling to make changes to improve the resilience and sustainability of their industry.
President Obama has given Shell the green light to drill for oil in the Arctic Ocean, but activists and politicians in Seattle are throwing up as many stop signs as they can as the drilling rig preps there for its journey north. It's the latest flashpoint in the growing international anti-fossil fuel movement.