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Saving salmon with bird poop

Saving salmon with bird poopScientists have dreamed up a scheme to make the Elwah River better for salmon.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days 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.
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  • 3 weeks, 2 days ago
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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.
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  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
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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.
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  • 3 weeks, 4 days 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
  • 4 weeks, 1 day 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
  • 4 weeks, 1 day 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.
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  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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.
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  • 1 month 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.
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  • 1 month 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.
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  • 1 month 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
  • 1 month 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.
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  • 1 month ago
Environment

Foreign snails invading King County

Foreign snails invading King CountyCounty workers describe the New Zealand mud snail as the perfectly designed non-native invasive species.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Seattle

Food scraps in the trash? You could be fined for it

Food scraps in the trash? You could be fined for itSeattle City Council members have approved a new ordinance to fine residents for not composting food scraps
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Environment

Study: Warming Pacific Ocean linked to change winds

Study: Warming Pacific Ocean linked to change windsA new study found natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases, are related to global warming.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

Salmon cannon launches fish on Washington river

Salmon cannon launches fish on Washington riverThe "salmon cannon" is now running on a river in southwest Washington. It's a new invention, designed and built by a company in Bellevue, and it's attracting worldwide attention for how fast it can move live fish.
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  • 1 month, 1 week ago
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Unforeseen impacts surfacing from Carlton Complex fires

Unforeseen impacts surfacing from Carlton Complex firesTons of debris are littering the beautiful Methow River, threatening salmon and livelihoods.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Pets and Animals

Washington reports new wolf pack found

Washington reports new wolf pack foundRemote cameras show the pack includes at least three adults and three pups near Profanity Peak.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Developers hope to capture fugitive heat

Developers hope to capture fugitive heatThe City Council unanimously approved items that allow downtown developers to lay the ground work for alternative energy.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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New photos of Puget Sound orca calf

New photos of Puget Sound orca calfThere are some new pictures of baby "L120," the orca calf born a couple of weeks ago in the Salish Sea.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Environment

Fires destroy winter deer range

Fires destroy winter deer rangeWashington State Fish and Wildlife biologists say there will be little food available for thousands of deer that settle into the Okanogan foothills every winter.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Oso slide debris removal ends, victims reunited with momentos

Oso slide debris removal ends, victims reunited with momentosFriday marks a major milestone at the Oso landslide. Crews removing debris will finish the job, ten days earlier than expected.
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  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Seattle

Seattle could fine residents for food scraps in trash

Seattle could fine residents for food scraps in trashSeattle city council members are expected to approve a new rule to fine residents who don't compost
  • Seattle
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Environment

Rockfish go from the aquarium to the wild

Rockfish go from the aquarium to the wildSeattle Aquarium biologists have returned 21 rockfish captured over the past 20 years to their native waters.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Pets and Animals

Solar lights prevent tigers from entering villages

Solar lights prevent tigers from entering villagesWorld Wildlife Fund India reports that a project to install solar lights to scare tigers away from villages is proving to be successful.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
Local

Radio transmitters lead biologists to salmon

Radio transmitters lead biologists to salmonToo many salmon are dying after being trucked around dam.
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  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago