Environmental factors influence many of the things around us that we often take for granted including the weather, the climate, the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the areas where we play, work, and live.
Which factors can we influence and if so what may be the consequences of those changes? On the following pages we look at several topics and how they affect all those who either live or visit the Northwest.
Weather and Climate of the Northwest
Seismic activity along the Cascadia Fault
Mining products and impacts of the Klondike
Impacts of 200,000 feet
Did You Know?
The Klondike Gold Rush has been described as "one of the weirdest and most useless movements in history. Over 70,000 people each wasted something like $1000 in a fruitless search for riches".