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Hummingbirds giving up some of their secrets

Hummingbirds giving up some of their secretsThe perfecting of placing tiny numbered bands on their legs in the last decade has led researchers to discover hummingbirds can live longer than 10 years as opposed to the two or three once thought likely.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Environment

Veteran never warned of radiation risks at Magnuson Park

Veteran never warned of radiation risks at Magnuson ParkA Navy veteran spent a whole year in the building at the center of Seattle's Magnuson Park radiation cleanup.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks ago
Aerospace

Port Angeles building industry to recycle high-tech composites

Port Angeles building industry to recycle high-tech compositesPort Angeles is looking to build an industry to recycle what will somebody be old planes.
  • Aerospace
  • 3 weeks ago
Oso Landslide

Oso sediment increases downstream flood risk

Oso sediment increases downstream flood riskHeavy rains pushed the Stillaguamish River to near flood stage and scientists say flooding is more of a threat since the Oso landslide.
  • Oso Landslide
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Environment

Tracking raccoon dogs in Western Washington

Tracking raccoon dogs in Western WashingtonWhen we got an e-mail from a viewer who said he saw raccoon dogs, the first thing we did is wonder out loud, what's a raccoon dog? Gary Chittim travels to Silverdale to find out.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Environment

Feds weighs geothermal leases near Mount Baker

Feds weighs geothermal leases near Mount BakerAt least one company expressed interest in 2013 in leasing land near the active volcano for geothermal exploration.
  • Environment
  • 4 weeks ago
Environment

North Cascades future: more rain, less snow, more fires

North Cascades future: more rain, less snow, more firesA study says forest managers and users should prepare now for what will be a very different North Cascades in the future.
  • Environment
  • 1 month ago
Local

Starbuck the eagle re-released into wild

Starbuck the eagle re-released into wildStarbuck was found as an eaglet near fallen nest in April.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Environment

Veterinarians operate on badly injured spotted owl

Veterinarians operate on badly injured spotted owlVeterinarians operated on a badly injured spotted owl that was found on the side of a Forest Service road last week.
  • Environment
  • 1 month ago
Environment

Nature Conservancy buys 75 square miles in Cascades

Nature Conservancy buys 75 square miles in CascadesThe Nature Conservancy says it is buying nearly 75 square miles of forestland in the central Cascade Mountains to protect valuable wildlife habitat.
  • Environment
  • 1 month ago
Environment

Seven-week-old orca calf has died, group says

Seven-week-old orca calf has died, group saysL86 was seen Friday, Saturday and Monday without her calf L120, the Center for Whale Research said.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Environment

Legislator presses Navy on Magnuson Park radioactivity

Legislator presses Navy on Magnuson Park radioactivityThe Navy said it can find no reason why two radioactive substances are at popular Seattle park, but it is cleaning it up.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

65 property owners prepare to sue state firefighting agency

65 property owners prepare to sue state firefighting agencyCentral Washington homeowners allege that the state mishandled firefighting efforts in the Carlton Complex fire.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

EPA fining Hanford over missed deadline to remove sludge

EPA fining Hanford over missed deadline to remove sludgeThe fine for the first week is $5,000, increasing to $10,000 for each additional week that the Energy Department fails to start removing sludge.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Saving salmon with bird poop

Saving salmon with bird poopScientists have dreamed up a scheme to make the Elwah River better for salmon.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Storm water cleaning system clearing Puget Sound of toxins

Storm water cleaning system clearing Puget Sound of toxinsStorm water runoff is responsible for roughly 80% of the toxic pollution found in the Puget Sound.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Feds agree to fix fish killing dam on White River

Feds agree to fix fish killing dam on White RiverNOAA Fisheries and the Army Corps of Engineers have agreed to a plan to fix a dam that kills tens of thousands of salmon on the White River.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Watch for Japanese transponders on Oregon coast

Watch for Japanese transponders on Oregon coastScientists are asking people to watch for bright orange transponders on the Oregon shore.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Seattle

New Seattle seawall to filter, treat storm water

New Seattle seawall to filter, treat storm waterThe Seattle Transportation Department (SDOT) built a new storm water treatment system into the plans for the new seawall.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Environment

Special flight from Seattle to Arctic studies global warming

Special flight from Seattle to Arctic studies global warmingA special flight using a sophisticated weather plane leaves for Arctic to study global warming.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Utility pulls plug on Puget Sound tidal power plan

Utility pulls plug on Puget Sound tidal power planSnohomish PUD said the U.S. Energy Department decided not to share in the rising costs.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago
Investigations

Internal memos reveal major safety changes at Hanford

Internal memos reveal major safety changes at HanfordA series of toxic chemical exposures at Hanford is prompting stepped up safety measures at the nuclear cleanup site.
  • Investigations
  • 2 months ago
Local

An ATM for your old cell phone

An ATM for your old cell phoneTired of those old cell phones piling up in a drawer? Now you can put them in an ATM at the mall and get cash back.
  • Local
  • 2 months ago
Environment

Federal Way company developing mood-enhancing LED lights

Federal Way company developing mood-enhancing LED lightsPLANLED uses its offices to convince corporations, sports teams and schools to accept the science behind their lighting systems.
  • Environment
  • 2 months ago
Local

Forest Service: Media doesn't need permit to film

Forest Service: Media doesn't need permit to filmU.S. Forest Service said late Thursday that the rule restricting filming in wilderness areas is not intended to apply to news-gathering activities.
  • Local
  • 2 months ago
Science

Swinomish Tribe blazing trail in preparing for climate change

Swinomish Tribe blazing trail in preparing for climate changeA Northwest Indian tribe is not waiting for a changing climate to change their lives; they're acting now.
  • Science
  • 2 months ago
Local

Dangerous Snohomish County volcano barely watched

Dangerous Snohomish County volcano barely watchedGlacier Peak is listed as one of the most dangerous but least monitored volcanoes in the country.
  • Local
  • 2 months ago