Report On Tribal Youth And Violence Urges Action

AP |Nov. 19, 2014 9:53 a.m.

American Indian and Alaska Native children are exposed to violence at rates higher than any other social group in the nation, according to a new report that urges creation of a new Native American affairs office, additional federal funding and other measures to combat the problem.

GRAPHIC: Measuring Food Waste And Its Impact

OPB |Nov. 18, 2014 10:59 a.m.

Click through the interactive graphic to see where we're wasting food and how much greenhouse gas is released in the process.

Spokane Plaza Named Tribal Gathering Place

AP |Nov. 18, 2014 6:48 a.m.

A new plaza next to Spokane City Hall is called the Spokane Tribal Gathering Place, which will be accompanied by the phrase, "The Place Where Salmon is Prepared," written in the Salish native language.

Curbside Composting 101: Try This At Home

KCTS 9 |Nov. 17, 2014 1 a.m.

You could say Lauren Ziemski is a bit of a composting guru. She’s been using Seattle’s curbside composting program since it started nearly a decade ago.  

Grinding Up Grocery Waste

OPB |Nov. 15, 2014 4:29 p.m.

How a Washington company is turning supermarket food scraps into fertilizer.

Sorting Out A ‘Fast Food’ Waste Problem

EarthFix |Nov. 15, 2014 3:53 p.m.

Taco Time Northwest, a Mexican-style fast food restaurant chain in Western Washington, found a simple solution to complicating garbage sorting -- they switched to all-compostable packaging.

GRAPHIC: Breaking Down Food Waste

KCTS 9 |Nov. 15, 2014 3:46 p.m.

A graphic look at all the food we waste and what that means for the planet.

Food Waste Racers

EarthFix |Nov. 15, 2014 3:08 p.m.

Ethanol Made From Food Waste Takes Off

The High Price Of Wasted Food

KCTS 9 |Nov. 15, 2014 2:21 p.m.

Americans throw out enough food in one day to feed the entire Seattle metro area for two weeks. As the environmental costs of that waste add up, the city takes a new approach to keep food out of the landfill.

Curbside Composting: No One Said It Would Be Easy

OPB |Nov. 14, 2014 5:15 p.m.

Since Seattle and Portland began offering curbside composting, the cities have faced challenges from foul odors, lack of participation and plastic contamination.

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