Business

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Brian Allen lifts the north section of the kelp line.

Gamechangers: Puget Sound Restoration Fund

In 2015, Paul Allen ponied up $1.5 million to investigate kelp cultivation as a potential strategy for mitigating ocean acidification. Dr. Joth Davis, senior scientist for PSRF, said 25 percent of carbon emissions released into the atmosphere are absorbed into the ocean. “The resulting change in seawater chemistry is known as ocean acidification because it increases the acidity of seawater over time and makes calcium carbonate less available to marine species,” Davis said.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson plays a chess match with Q13 Fox News political analyst C.R. Douglas.

Attorney General Bob Ferguson

Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and his legal team led the successful opposition to the Trump Administration’s executive order that singled out seven predominantly Muslim countries in a wide-ranging travel ban, arguing the ban was unconstitutional and would lead to financial hardship for the state and its leading businesses.

Sawyer Buckminister Fuller

Making Fly-Sized Robots

Sawyer Buckminster Fuller, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of Washington, works on a very tiny scale.