A Native American Leader’s Legacy Lives On At Nisqually Wildlife Refuge

Top Northwest officials and a member of President Obama’s cabinet will gather Tuesday for the renaming of a wildlife refuge near Olympia in honor of one of the region’s best known Native American leaders. The Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge is being renamed in honor of late Nisqually tribal leader Billy...

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From KUOW-EarthFix: Wildlife Detectives

The phrase “wildlife trafficking” usually evokes visions of elephant tusks, tiger pelts and mounted trophy heads of animals killed in faraway places, then smuggled into the United States, Asia or Europe. But traffickers and poachers are also robbing the United States of its own native fauna. Our investigation found that’s...

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‘Small’ Oil Spills Can Add Up To Big Costs

Emergency crews responded to a 1,500 gallon oil spill in Central Washington’s Yakima River in early March, 2015. – Washington Department of Ecology Oiled mallard ducks recuperate in cribs inside heated tents after a Sunnyside oil spill. – Rowan Moore Gerety/Northwest Public Radio / Northwest Public Radio State Fish and Wildlife Biologist Brian McDonald is careful not...

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From KUOW EarthFix: Billionaire’s Money Helps Enviros Spend Big On Northwest Races

Environmental groups are among the biggest spenders in this year’s state elections in Washington and Oregon, pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into campaigns to ensure Democratic statehouse control. Most of those dollars are coming from California billionaire Tom Steyer — the biggest super Pac donor of this election cycle nationwide. Steyer...

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From KUOW-EarthFix – Groups Sue Over Oil Shipments In Older Rail Cars

SEATTLE — Environmental groups sued the U.S. Department of Transportation on Thursday over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars. Accident investigators have complained for decades that the cars are too easily punctured or ruptured when derailed, leading to spills. The lawsuit filed by the Sierra...

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Media and Communications Panelist Discussion

In February 2014, the Mize Family Foundation board had the pleasure of speaking with three media and communications leaders to discuss pertinent issues in the field of climate change. The three panelists were: Scott Miller, President of Resource Media (2013 MFF grantee); Ashley Ahearn, KUOW Environmental Journalist (also part of the program EarthFix); and David...

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