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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 ago
Environment

Warning: Fruit stickers clog composters

Warning: Fruit stickers clog compostersFruit stickers are plastic and don't decompose during the compost process.
  • Environment
  • 2 weeks, 2 days 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
  • 2 weeks, 4 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
  • 2 weeks, 4 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, 1 day 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
  • 3 weeks, 3 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 3 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Evening

Cat Rescuer

Cat RescuerAn arborist becomes an expert at rescuing cats.
  • Evening
  • 3 weeks, 6 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 6 days 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
  • 3 weeks, 6 days 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 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 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
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.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 1 week 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.
  • Evening
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 3 weeks 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.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago