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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 week, 2 days 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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  • 2 weeks, 2 days 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.
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  • 2 weeks, 2 days 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.
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  • 3 weeks, 1 day 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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  • 3 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 3 weeks, 1 day ago
Environment

Wash. bill bans whales, dolphins as entertainment

Wash. bill bans whales, dolphins as entertainmentA Washington state lawmaker is proposing a preemptive ban on using dolphins and whales for entertainment in the state.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Environment

Tiny owl drawing big crowd

Tiny owl drawing big crowdThe sighting of a pygmy owl in a restored wetland in the Snoqualmie River Valley has birders whispering the secret location to each other.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Environment

Volunteers using Seahawks numbers to help ling cod

Volunteers using Seahawks numbers to help ling codDivers who volunteer to count and mark ling cod egg nests in Puget Sound are using Seahawks numbers this week.
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  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Environment

Opponents push back on Seattle Port/Shell Oil plan

Opponents push back on Seattle Port/Shell Oil planA coalition of several state and federal groups is warning the Port of Seattle to reconsider its approval of a plan to let Shell Oil Co. store its Arctic drilling equipment in Seattle.
  • Environment
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Environment

State expected to close San Juan salmon season early

State expected to close San Juan salmon season earlyWashington State Fish & Wildlife managers are expected to close the hottest salmon fishing area in the state months earlier than scheduled.
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  • 1 month ago
Environment

Third strain of bird flu discovered in Whatcom County

Third strain of bird flu discovered in Whatcom CountyA third strain of bird flu has been discovered in Whatcom County, sparking health concerns in our own backyard.
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  • 1 month ago
Environment

Dead whale a stinky discovery at Seattle ferry terminal

Dead whale a stinky discovery at Seattle ferry terminalOfficials believe the 32-foot dead whale may have been there for about a week.
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  • 1 month ago
Environment

Mariners make MLB history as first LED lit field

Mariners make MLB history as first LED lit fieldThe Seattle Mariners will announce Tuesday that Safeco Field will become Major League Baseball's (MLB) first LED lit field.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Plan would bring arctic oil fleet to Seattle

Plan would bring arctic oil fleet to SeattleFoss Maritime Company on Tuesday asked Port of Seattle Commissioners for permission to use a vacant terminal as a staging area for arctic oil exploration equipment.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Environment

Study finds dirt cleans runoff

Study finds dirt cleans runoffWashington State University and NOAA researchers have found that a simple mixture of soil, sand and bark works extremely well at reducing toxins in storm water runoff.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Environment

Beaver dams up culvert, creates flood alert

Beaver dams up culvert, creates flood alertWashington State Transportation (WSDOT) workers had to climb into a culvert to clear a beaver-built blockage under Highway 9 near Woodinville.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Environment

Train traffic increasing in Washington

Train traffic increasing in WashingtonThe Lummi Tribe is the latest group to challenge plans for a coal export terminal at Cherry Point.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Seattle

Seahawks fans to help test earthquake early warning system

Seahawks fans to help test earthquake early warning systemA new system being tested at CenturyLink Field during the playoffs promises to send earthquake data in three seconds.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

It's a girl! Baby orca determined to be female

It's a girl! Baby orca determined to be femaleThe new baby whale in J pod, called J50, is alive and well, and researchers have determined that the baby is female.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Environment

Bill Gates drinks water made from human waste

Bill Gates drinks water made from human wasteA facility produces water and electricity from human waste as part of an effort to improve sanitation in poor countries.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Environment

Another Washington bird flock falls victim to avian flu

Another Washington bird flock falls victim to avian fluAnother southeastern Washington chicken farmer has lost his flock to avian flu, and there are sure to be more.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Environment

Bird flu strikes poultry flocks near Benton City

Bird flu strikes poultry flocks near Benton CityState and federal agriculture teams Monday destroyed the some 100 birds that were still alive after avian flu killed 50 others in a back yard bird operation near Benton City.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Pets and Animals

J Pod orcas have a new baby

J Pod orcas have a new babyThe J Pod of orcas has a new baby with them, the Orca Network confirmed on Tuesday.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Local

NOAA tracking J Pod orcas

NOAA tracking J Pod orcasJust weeks after a pregnant orca died, scientists have successfully tagged a member of the same pod with a satellite locator.
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  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Local

Deal prevents development near Mount St. Helens

Deal prevents development near Mount St. HelensA Vancouver-based conservation group says a new deal will prevent development on nearly 3,100 acres of private forestland south of Mount St. Helens.
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  • 2 months ago
Life

Bald Eagle tourism booming on the Skagit River

Bald Eagle tourism booming on the Skagit RiverWe've all heard the saying, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." Unless you're a bald eagle on the Skagit River.
  • Life
  • 2 months ago