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Environment

Green Sports group scores globally

Green Sports group scores globallyThe Green Sports Alliance (GSA) has gone global and is preparing to take the next step: attracting more non-sports businesses and groups.
  • Environment
  • 1 week, 2 days ago
News

Prince William: Wildlife traffickers 'loot our planet'

Prince William: Wildlife traffickers 'loot our planet'In his first visit to Washington D.C., Britain's Prince William on Monday sharply denounced the rapid growth of illegal wildlife trading worldwide.
  • News
  • 1 week, 4 days ago
Local

Dead orca had full-term fetus, necropsy finds

Dead orca had full-term fetus, necropsy findsScientists with the Victoria (B.C.) Marine Science Assoc. say a whale found dead on Vancouver Island was pregnant with a full-term fetus
  • Local
  • 1 week, 5 days ago
Pets and Animals

Southern resident killer whale J32 found dead Thursday

Southern resident killer whale J32 found dead ThursdayAn orca found dead near Vancouver Island was a member of the Southern Resident J-pod, the Center for Whale Research says.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 2 weeks ago
Local

Sunnyside battles crow invasion

Sunnyside battles crow invasionEvery night officers with a small Eastern Washington police department gear up to do battle with thousands of crows.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks ago
Health

Avian flu outbreak hits 2 British Columbia farms

Avian flu outbreak hits 2 British Columbia farmsTwo poultry farms in British Columbia are under quarantine and thousands of turkeys and chickens will be euthanized.
  • Health
  • 2 weeks, 2 days ago
Environment

EPA releases cleanup plan for Seattle's only river

EPA releases cleanup plan for Seattle's only riverThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday released a $342 million cleanup plan to remove decades of contamination from Seattle's only river, a major industrial corridor that was listed as a Superfund site in 2001.
  • Environment
  • 2 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

Winter irrigation protects delicate seedlings

Winter irrigation protects delicate seedlingsIt sounds like spring, but it's actually December irrigation in the frosty forest of Roy.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 4 days ago
Local

Burn ban for King, Snohomish, Pierce counties

Burn ban for King, Snohomish, Pierce countiesDue to stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has issued a Stage 1 burn ban for King, Snohomish and Pierce counties.
  • Local
  • 2 weeks, 5 days ago
Environment

Hundreds of newts descend on Olympia man's yard

Hundreds of newts descend on Olympia man's yardAn Olympia area man's rural yard is crawling with hundreds of newts.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

Record number of coho salmon returning to Cowlitz River

Record number of coho salmon returning to Cowlitz RiverHatchery, Mother Nature credited.
  • Local
  • 4 weeks ago
Hanford

Union, watchdog groups to sue over worker safety at Hanford

Union, watchdog groups to sue over worker safety at HanfordA day after state AG announced plans to sue, a union and two watchdog groups unveiled similar lawsuit.
  • Hanford
  • 4 weeks, 1 day ago
Hanford

WA Attorney General taking action to protect Hanford workers

WA Attorney General taking action to protect Hanford workersAG Bob Ferguson will announce action to protect cleanup workers from hazardous vapors at Hanford.
  • Hanford
  • 1 month ago
Local

Reservoir behind Wanapum Dam to begin filling

Reservoir behind Wanapum Dam to begin fillingEnough repairs have been made to the cracked Wanapum Dam to soon allow the reservoir to partially refill.
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  • 1 month ago
Environment

Inslee visits Seattle's unhealthiest neighborhood

Inslee visits Seattle's unhealthiest neighborhoodGov. Jay Inslee took a walk through on Seattle's most contaminated neighborhoods.
  • Environment
  • 1 month ago
Local

Study finds virus likely cause of sea star wasting

Study finds virus likely cause of sea star wastingScientists have isolated a virus they are pretty sure is causing the mysterious disease that has killed millions of sea stars on the Pacific Coast
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  • 1 month ago
Environment

1988 pipeline spill cleanup drags on

1988 pipeline spill cleanup drags onWashington State Ecology officials say there is no timeline for some pollution clean ups when buildings and other infrastructure are in the way.
  • Environment
  • 1 month ago
Environment

Rescued sea lion pup takes flight

Rescued sea lion pup takes flightA sea lion pup rescued from starvation on the Washington coast took off for California for the rehab he needs to return to the wild.
  • Environment
  • 1 month ago
Local

Monsanto to pay NW wheat farmers $2.4 million

Monsanto to pay NW wheat farmers $2.4 millionMonsanto Co. says it will pay $2.4 million to settle a dispute with farmers in the Pacific Northwest over genetically modified wheat.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Local

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.
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  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 1 week 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 2 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, 3 weeks 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, 3 weeks ago