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?
Seattle's work force grew from 3,500 in 1880 to over 237,000 by 1910. Textile manufacturing, domestic services, and transportation jobs contributed greatly to this increase.