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Forever cemeteries: The case for recycling

Toss it, bury it, or burn it. Human history has remained constant in our history of getting rid of our garbage. While solid waste removal has improved over the years, change is inevitable and …

The true cost of oil | Earth Matters

In 2024, energy costs will be a major political topic. The United States set records last year for the extraction of both oil and natural gas. Our country produced a greater volume than we used. …

Peace on Earth denied for 2023 | Earth Matters

This year will be remembered as the first year the average global temperature exceeded the Paris Accord goal of an increase of only 1.5 degrees above preindustrial levels. High temperatures, more …

Mining: Lots of energy, water, and rock | Earth Matters

During the Christmas holiday season last year, over $900 million was spent on gifts in our country. Most of those gifts had one thing in common: mining. When we purchase a product for others or …

Harvest time: Thank our farmers | Earth Matters

Thank you, local farmers. Thank you for the fresh food you supplied to our grocery stores and local markets. Thank you for providing what you could to local food banks. Of all the things that are …

Moving forward: Electric vehicles in 2023 | Earth Matters

You have at least one family member, a neighbor, a friend, or a co-worker who already has one. This year, both production and sales of electric vehicles, EVs, are moving forward. The state …

Hydrogen rising | Earth Matters

Is hydrogen a clean energy source for the future? According to a 2022 report by McKinsey Sustainability, “More than 680 large-scale hydrogen projects have been announced globally, amounting to $240 …

Renewable natural gas: You can help with clean energy

Can natural gas be both a fossil fuel and a renewable clean energy fuel? Puget Sound Energy thinks the answer is yes. According to Renewable Energy Product Manager Leslie Myers: “Landfill gas …

Charging on the road | Earth Matters

The fear of being stranded isn’t slowing down electric vehicle (EV) sales. In the first quarter of 2023, EVs accounted for a little more than 20% of the vehicles sold in King County. In …

Earth Day: Go green, save money | Earth Matters

There has never been an Earth Day like the one being celebrated this year in the United States. This year there is something different, and it is green. It's cash, billions of dollars. Over the …

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