Evan Bush, The Seattle Times

Evan Bush

The Seattle Times

Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Evan:

New maps of King County, Seattle show how some communities are harder hit by heat waves

Temperatures recorded at the warmest and coolest comparable locations last July differed by more than 23 degrees, according to temperature data. See how your community compares to others. → Read More

Are you eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine? Washington state to launch tool, rely on honor system

The state will rely on Washingtonians' honesty in representing that they're eligible for the COVID-19 vaccines. → Read More

Inslee: Washington state to receive 40% fewer COVID-19 vaccinations next week

Gov. Jay Inslee called the news from the CDC “disruptive and frustrating,” adding, "We need accurate, predictable numbers to plan and ensure on-the-ground success" for coronavirus vaccinations. → Read More

FAQ Friday: Are masks for COVID-19 enough to block wildfire smoke? Plus, details on asymptomatic spread

For this week's FAQ Friday, we're tackling a common question about masks and wildfire smoke. We'll also take a look at asymptomatic spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. → Read More

Seattle’s Juneteenth events celebrate Black freedom, life amid the country’s reckoning with racism

Seattle marchers, demonstrators, protesters and revelers filled streets and parks Friday to celebrate Juneteenth. → Read More

Seattle firefighters douse fire in vacant home on Aurora Avenue North

A fire broke out in a vacant home early on Saturday morning, and it occupied Seattle firefighters for several hours. → Read More

Coming out of retirement during coronavirus pandemic, a Seattle nurse finds purpose

Hospital systems across the Seattle region are canceling elective procedures, clearing hospital beds and asking for retired health care workers to put off retirement to help treat patients with COVID-19. → Read More

The Hospital on the Front Lines of the Nation’s Coronavirus Outbreak

As the novel coronavirus continues to infect people across the U.S., this Kirkland, Wash., hospital’s response offers lessons for other communities bracing for an outbreak that could threaten to overwhelm the nation’s health care system. → Read More

What is the future of Washington state’s forests? Endangered marbled murrelet seabird caught in fight

No matter what officials choose for the forest, the seabirds are likely slated for at least a decade of decline, according to population models in the final plan for their conservation. → Read More

Wall Street spends millions to buy up Washington state water

A private-equity-backed firm is investing in Washington state water and hopes to create a massive water market that spans much of the state. But critics fear the consolidation of water, a public resource, by private interests for financial gain. → Read More

‘The youth are watching’: Global Climate Strike to draw students, adult allies to Friday demonstrations

It’s “not an ideal” time for Lilah Amon-Lucas, a Youth Climate Strike leader in Seattle, to skip school. The 14-year-old began ninth grade at Seattle Academy of Arts and Sciences... → Read More

Another vital forest at risk: Scientists fear warming water could be killing off Puget Sound’s kelp beds

In portions of Puget Sound, canopies of bull kelp are gradually vanishing, and scientists fear the consequences to local ecosystems. → Read More

Washington wildfire smoke triggered a thunderstorm – and NASA researchers flew through it.

For one of the first times in history, scientists were able to fly through the clouds of a fire-created thunderstorm, photograph the phenomenon from a jet and take measurements from inside. → Read More

Officials moved nearly 100 mountain goats from the Olympics last summer. How are they doing now?

Last year, 115 goats were captured by a helicopter crew. A wildlife official said about 65-70 of the animals survived the ordeal and their first winter in the North Cascades. → Read More

The Bullitt Foundation, a heavy hitter in the region’s environmental movement founded on timber money, will wind down its giving

The foundation, which traces its roots to a storied Seattle family, will give away most of what's left of its endowment during the next five years. → Read More

Newspaper carrier shot in Federal Way

A newspaper carrier shot while making early morning deliveries Saturday in Federal Way is “in so much pain,” but recovering at Harborview Medical Center, according to his girlfriend. Travis Zimmerman,... → Read More

Low snowpack, hot spring lead to drought declaration for nearly half of Washington state

Winter left many areas of the state with lower-than-normal snowpack. A hot, dry spring quickly zapped much of the snow that did accumulate. → Read More

Floods have ravaged Hamilton for over a century. Can outsiders persuade the town to move?

The Skagit County town of Hamilton, where floodwaters pour in regularly, has considered moving for decades. Now outsiders from Seattle are pitching bold plan to create a new American town, with little-to-no emissions or waste. → Read More

Wolf pack living west of Cascade Mountains for first time in decades

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife announced that biologists had documented a pack of the animals living in territory west of the Cascade Crest for the first time in decades. → Read More

Canadian company applies for permit for exploratory mining in headwaters of Skagit River

The headwaters over decades have been steeped in controversy as environmentalists have sought to protect them from logging and mining. → Read More