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Environment

Seattle hopes education can help compost confusion

Seattle hopes education can help compost confusionCity supports education program to teach people about composting so they can share the information with neighbors.
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  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Environment

No snow, no problem for Seattle water

No snow, no problem for Seattle waterNothing about the Cascade snow pack looks normal this year, but Seattle water managers say customers should expect a normal water year.
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  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Evening

Local coffee with a conscience

Local coffee with a consciencePoulsbo roasting co. learns small things can make a big difference around the globe.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Environment

Contest aims to solve mystery of ocean acidity

Contest aims to solve mystery of ocean acidityCan $2 million create enough incentive to design a device to wage war on growing acidity in the world's oceans?
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Environment

K-cup inventor regrets his creation

K-cup inventor regrets his creationInventor John Sylvan said he doesn't have a Keurig and "feels bad sometimes" that he invented the K-cup in an interview.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Features

Explore the PNW: Transient orcas near Point No Point

Explore the PNW: Transient orcas near Point No PointA local photographer spotted a few transient orcas southeast of Point No Pointin Puget Sound on Thursday morning.
  • Features
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Seattle

New baby orca, other discoveries for team tracking whales

New baby orca, other discoveries for team tracking whalesA new baby orca wasn't the only interesting discovery NOAA Fisheries researchers made while tracking endangered killer whales at sea.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Environment

Contamination cleanups are cost of business in SLU

Contamination cleanups are cost of business in SLUProperty in Seattle's booming South Lake Union area is so valuable, developers are willing to pay expensive cleanup costs before they build projects.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Environment

50 birds oiled by Sunnyside spill; cleanup could take weeks

50 birds oiled by Sunnyside spill; cleanup could take weeksOil from a spill near Sunnyside leaked up to 1,500 gallons of used motor oil into irrigation canals and the Yakima River.
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  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Environment

Friendly wolf lives to howl again

Friendly wolf lives to howl againRanchers would find a wild female wolf curled up next to the dog pens in the morning and peacefully hanging out with their cows during the day.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Local

3rd orca baby in 3 months: Feds spot new L pod calf

3rd orca baby in 3 months: Feds spot new L pod calfU.S. scientists following endangered orcas from a research vessel have spotted a newborn orca off the Washington coast.
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  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Environment

Wildlife agent, canine partner retire from bear chasing

Wildlife agent, canine partner retire from bear chasingOn Friday, a man and his dog who have chased, captured and released dozens of problem bears retired from the State Fish and Wildlife Department.
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  • 1 month ago
Environment

Search begins for world's loneliest whale

Search begins for world's loneliest whaleTwo Hollywood directors, one a famous actor, are kicking off an effort to find a whale that has been heard for decades in the Pacific but never seen.
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  • 1 month ago
Environment

Don't toss that ratty T-shirt, there are jobs in it

Don't toss that ratty T-shirt, there are jobs in itKing County and Seattle Public Utilities have launched a new program to increase clothes recycling and reduce 40,000 tons of landfill waste.
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  • 1 month ago
Local

Groups derail Shell refinery plan

Groups derail Shell refinery planSix environmental groups successfully challenged approval for a rail expansion that would bring oil trains directly to the Shell Oil Refinery in Anacortes.
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  • 1 month ago
Environment

Entangled humpback whale freed from fishing line

Entangled humpback whale freed from fishing lineOfficials say a 45-ton humpback whale entangled with fishing line in Hawaii waters for more than a week is finally free.
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  • 1 month ago
Environment

Seattle photog captures dazzling aurora display

Seattle photog captures dazzling aurora displaySeattle photographer Doug Mahugh traveled to Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and took some amazing photos of the aurora borealis
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Environment

Animal species evolving into city creatures

Animal species evolving into city creaturesA new UW study finds wildlife just doesn't adapt to cities, it actually evolves into a city creature.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Evening

This job is for the birds!

This job is for the birds!This job is for the birds!
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Environment

Swans poisoned by lead in Snoqualmie Valley

Swans poisoned by lead in Snoqualmie ValleyWhat started as a few reports of dead trumpeter swans in the Snoqualmie Valley has turned into much more.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Evening

Volcano Exhibit in Tacoma

Volcano Exhibit in TacomaVolcano Exhibit in Tacoma
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Environment

Dramatic draw down of Lake Tapps

Dramatic draw down of Lake TappsOperators of the Lake Tapps Reservoir say they had to draw the lake down to its lowest level in a decade to repair some of the aging facilities.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Environment

Concern rising over balloon debris and marine life

Concern rising over balloon debris and marine lifeThis is growing concern about marine life when they meet up with downed balloons.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

WSU researcher has theory of what caused 'milky rain'

WSU researcher has theory of what caused 'milky rain'A Washington State University researcher thinks he knows the cause of a mysterious "milky rain" that hit parts of the Pacific Northwest last Friday.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Environment

NOAA gives ESA protection to theme park orca

NOAA gives ESA protection to theme park orcaNOAA issued a final ruling extending Endangered Species Act listing to a theme park orca in Miami.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Environment

Leque Island offers bird watching near Stanwood

Leque Island offers bird watching near StanwoodAt Leque Island, west of Stanwood, wildlife enthusiasists can visit to see eagles, birds of prey, waterfowl and more.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Environment

Whale at Miami aquarium to get endangered protections

Whale at Miami aquarium to get endangered protectionsThe federal government that Lolita, a captive killer whale at the Miami Seaquarium, deserves the same protection as a small population of endangered orcas that spend time in Washington state waters.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago