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Environment

5 organizations sue Army Corps for cormorant-killing plan

5 organizations sue Army Corps for cormorant-killing planA group of organizations filed a lawsuit Monday to try and halt an Army Corps of Engineers plan to kill thousands of cormorants at the mouth of the Columbia River.
  • Environment
  • 4 days, 6 hours ago
Environment

Earth funeral procession crosses downtown Seattle

Earth funeral procession crosses downtown SeattleActivists held an funeral for Earth during a busy Tuesday lunch time at Westlake Park.
  • Environment
  • 4 days, 7 hours ago
Environment

Shatner pitches Wash. pipeline to stop California drought

Shatner pitches Wash. pipeline to stop California droughtWilliam Shatner wants to crowdfund $30 billion to pipe water from Seattle to help drought-stricken California.
  • Environment
  • 4 days, 16 hours ago
Environment

NOAA proposal takes most humpback whales off endangered list

NOAA proposal takes most humpback whales off endangered listNOAA Fisheries wants to reclassify humpbacks into 14 distinct populations, and remove 10 of those from the list.
  • Environment
  • 5 days, 5 hours ago
Environment

Technology converts urine into electricity

Technology converts urine into electricityScientists in the UK have developed an innovative plumbing technology that can convert urine into electricity.
  • Environment
  • 5 days, 9 hours ago
Local

Protesters greet Arctic drill rig's arrival in Port Angeles

Protesters greet Arctic drill rig's arrival in Port AngelesThe rig is expected to remain there for about two weeks before it's brought to Seattle for further staging.
  • Local
  • 1 week ago
Environment

Governor expands drought declaration to nearly half of Wash.

Governor expands drought declaration to nearly half of Wash.Runoff from snowmelt this summer is projected to be the lowest on record in 64 years.
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 1 day ago
Environment

No chinook season in central Puget Sound this year

No chinook season in central Puget Sound this yearThe Kitsap Sun reports that officials hope putting the fish off-limits for at least a year will help rebuild their dwindling stocks in the Lake Washington basin.
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
Environment

Coast Guard warns of cold, deadly waters

Coast Guard warns of cold, deadly watersLast weekend's kayak tragedy in Port Angeles got the Coast Guard thinking, it's time to remind everyone what happens when you end up out of your boat.
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 3 days ago
Environment

Hood Canal kelp studied for future of ocean life

Hood Canal kelp studied for future of ocean lifeResearchers are planning to grow three acres of sugar kelp north of the Hood Canal Bridge.
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Environment

Spring break, winds bring slimy visitors to beach

Spring break, winds bring slimy visitors to beachThousands of jellyfish-like creatures have been piling up on the Washington coast.
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Seattle

Pacific 'blob'' affecting Northwest weather has grown

Pacific 'blob'' affecting Northwest weather has grownThe 'blob' of unusually warm water in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Washington is growing.
  • Seattle
  • 2 weeks, 1 day ago
Local

Kids playing with mercury prompts EPA clean-up

Kids playing with mercury prompts EPA clean-upThe EPA and local agencies responded to a home in Yakima where children played with mercury for two months.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Environment

Warning: Fruit stickers clog composters

Warning: Fruit stickers clog compostersFruit stickers are plastic and don't decompose during the compost process.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks ago
Olympia

Budgets concern commissioner who faces hot, dry forecast

Budgets concern commissioner who faces hot, dry forecastPublic Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark said he's not getting the funding needed for wildfire and landslide prevention.
  • Olympia
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Seattle

Groups deploy blimp with message to Port of Seattle

Groups deploy blimp with message to Port of SeattleGroups launched a blimp over the Port of Seattle in protest of a plan to provide space for arctic drilling equipment.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
Environment

New baby orcas healthy, 'leaping for joy'

New baby orcas healthy, 'leaping for joy'The Pacific Whale Watch Association says the latest baby pictures are in and so far the news from Orca Country is good.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 6 days ago
Environment

Could better warnings come from Oso landslide?

Could better warnings come from Oso landslide?Scientists are studying the seismic signature from the Oso landslide to create a better warning system for future slides.
  • Environment
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Health

Monsanto says lobbyist in viral video does not work for them

Monsanto says lobbyist in viral video does not work for themDr. Patrick Moore claimed humans could drink a quart of glyphosate safely, but refused to drink a glass of it when offered by an interviewer.
  • Health
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Environment

Senator Cantwell proposes new oil train rules

Senator Cantwell proposes new oil train rulesWashington U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell introduced a bill Wednesday requiring new safety measures for oil trains.
  • Environment
  • 1 month ago
Evening

Cat Rescuer

Cat RescuerAn arborist becomes an expert at rescuing cats.
  • Evening
  • 1 month ago
Seattle

Conflicting reports on quality of Seattle school's air

Conflicting reports on quality of Seattle school's airWashington's Department of Health report says a study of air pollution at the John Marshall School was inadequate.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month ago
Seattle

Seattle leaders urge feds to halt Arctic oil drilling

Seattle leaders urge feds to halt Arctic oil drillingCity leaders are also trying to prevent 40-story drilling rigs from being stored along the Seattle Waterfront.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month ago
Environment

1 million tons of tsunami debris still floating in Pacific

1 million tons of tsunami debris still floating in PacificFour years after a deadly earthquake and tsunami in Japan, items are still washing ashore in Oregon and Washington.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Seattle

Seattle helping pay for rain gardens

Seattle helping pay for rain gardensSeattle Public Utilities (SPU) and King County on Monday invited 14,000 more Seattle residents to get thousands in rebates for installing rain gardens in their yards.
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Environment

Governor declares drought emergency for three regions

Governor declares drought emergency for three regionsThe state says more than half of Washington's watersheds are below 75 percent of normal due to lack of snow this winter.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 1 week ago