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The journals of the scientists, artists, and filmmakers on expedition to a remote rain forest in Central Africa, home to Baka pygmies, gorillas, elephants and 200 foot trees.
The hospital where I worked would become the scene of the first known death from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States, along with 30 more deaths, in coming days, here, and at other feeder hospitals from rehab centers holding sick and largely elderly patients around the region. What had seemed like a faraway threat across the Pacific Ocean months ago is now suddenly very real across the United States.
But in recent weeks, shoppers from all around Seattle and the Puget Sound have returned here to say goodbye to the beloved landmark, which has hosted hundreds of festivals and events, including a seasonal local farmers market for the past 14 years. For nearly 40 years, Country Village has been an artisan center with specialty shops featuring everything from porcelain dolls to wood-crafted birdcages, custom knives and hand-lathed pens.
“These quaint streets and shops amid countryside — there’s...
Byron Kennard's new book, YOU CAN'T FOOL MOTHER NATURE,
presents a lively chronicle of the environmental movement as being one of the most constructive, transformative and powerful in history. The "environmental revolution" this community organizer helped kick off celebrates 50 years as a movement but also has "a chance to make history" again, he writes, by the next Presidential election this November. "Mother Nature's politics," he declares, "are both conservative and liberal."
Two recent studies cast dramatic light on the extent to which Americans are absorbing toxic chemicals in their bodies as part of everyday life. They present a striking picture of Americans riddled with low levels of chemicals, the vestiges of eating, drinking, breathing and touching the synthetic products of the industrial world. Given how common these chemicals are, can personal actions and better choices reduce one’s level of exposure in a toxic world?
Charlotte Brody used to th...
Thrift Store Industry Thrives with Its Do-Good Vene...
KING5 "Live at Five" focuses on Value Village in an interview on this thrift-store chain. "Two years ago, the nonprofit media organization InvestigateWest published a series of articles about Value Village that brought to light some of the activities that [WA. State Attorney General] Bob Ferguson's suit seeks to end. The reporter who wrote those stories -- Francesca Lyman -- joined KING 5's Amanda Grace and David Espinosa-Hall to talk about what her reporting found."