Sounder Transit: Will there be a Return on Investment (Part 2)

The ST2 project description includes 4.3 miles of extension from UW northwards

The ST2 project description includes 4.3 miles of extension from UW northwards Does Sound Transit 2 (ST2) need Sound Transit 3 (ST3) According to Light Rail Now (LRN) the consensus of building and home owners for the University extension portion of Phase 2 of Sound Transit (from Sea-Tac Airport to University of Washington) supported underground rail because Capitol Hill residents […]

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Sounder Transit: Will there be a Return on Investment (Part 1)

Central Link Light Rail (LLRT) arrives at Sea-Tac Airport, Seattle, WA

Sound Light Rail Transit (LLRT) long awaited Seattle, WA–In the 1980s, riding public buses as a college student, there were many times when I wondered why Seattle, so famous for its 1962 World Fair and Monorail, could be dragging its feet with regard to improving its infamously slow commutes. Beginning at 3pm, heading north towards Everett from Downtown on I-5, […]

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Election 2016: Battle Against Climate Change

Dante's Stages for Hope in Battle Against Climate Change

Election 2016 has turned into a dismal affair of mainstream cliche, repetition, hyperbole, and mud-slinging. Neither Trump nor Clinton offer much hope, and this is tragic when one considers the high stakes concerns (changing climate, climate refugees, dwindling resources, job opportunity, transportation costs, housing relocations, etc.). According to the National Geographic, our pace of industrial development, air pollution, and consumption […]

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Hanford Nuclear Reservation Wants to Become a Park – Part 2

Map from Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) to assess potential environmental effects of conveying approximately 1,641 acres of Hanford Site land to the Tri-City Development Council, the DOE-recognized Community Reuse Organization (CRO)

In Part 1 of this report the history of Hanford and the legislation supporting a new National Park, with sections of it slated for privatization are described. In Part 2, the issue with toxic pollutants entering groundwater, along with other objections are covered. Map from Public Comment Period Fact Sheet – EA-071215 – Draft Environmental Assessment for Proposed Land Conveyance […]

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Comparing Radiation Therapy with exposure levels: Doing the math

250 mSv level

When the oncology team informs you that you need to receive adjuvant therapy for cancer treatment, it sounds scary–really scary, especially if it is mixed with periodic chemotherapy—and it comes after several major surgeries. Usually the cancer patient is told it will help ensure that mutant cells, which are vulnerable to things like radiation, are destroyed. The goal is to […]

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