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Seattle

Seahawks fans to help test earthquake early warning system

Seahawks fans to help test earthquake early warning systemA new system being tested at CenturyLink Field during the playoffs promises to send earthquake data in three seconds.
  • Seattle
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Local

It's a girl! Baby orca determined to be female

It's a girl! Baby orca determined to be femaleThe new baby whale in J pod, called J50, is alive and well, and researchers have determined that the baby is female.
  • Local
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Environment

Bill Gates drinks water made from human waste

Bill Gates drinks water made from human wasteA facility produces water and electricity from human waste as part of an effort to improve sanitation in poor countries.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 3 days ago
Environment

Another Washington bird flock falls victim to avian flu

Another Washington bird flock falls victim to avian fluAnother southeastern Washington chicken farmer has lost his flock to avian flu, and there are sure to be more.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 4 days ago
Environment

Bird flu strikes poultry flocks near Benton City

Bird flu strikes poultry flocks near Benton CityState and federal agriculture teams Monday destroyed the some 100 birds that were still alive after avian flu killed 50 others in a back yard bird operation near Benton City.
  • Environment
  • 3 weeks, 5 days ago
Pets and Animals

J Pod orcas have a new baby

J Pod orcas have a new babyThe J Pod of orcas has a new baby with them, the Orca Network confirmed on Tuesday.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 month ago
Local

NOAA tracking J Pod orcas

NOAA tracking J Pod orcasJust weeks after a pregnant orca died, scientists have successfully tagged a member of the same pod with a satellite locator.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Local

Deal prevents development near Mount St. Helens

Deal prevents development near Mount St. HelensA Vancouver-based conservation group says a new deal will prevent development on nearly 3,100 acres of private forestland south of Mount St. Helens.
  • Local
  • 1 month ago
Life

Bald Eagle tourism booming on the Skagit River

Bald Eagle tourism booming on the Skagit RiverWe've all heard the saying, "There's no such thing as a free lunch." Unless you're a bald eagle on the Skagit River.
  • Life
  • 1 month ago
Bellingham

Testing for bird flu in Whatcom County

Testing for bird flu in Whatcom CountyBiologists are finding more wild birds in Washington state that are infected.
  • Bellingham
  • 1 month ago
Environment

Brightwater pipes attract rare fish

Brightwater pipes attract rare fishFish that were nearly wiped out in Puget Sound are making a comeback along a one mile long stretch of treated sewage pipeline.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Environment

Legislature to roll out new paint recycle plan

Legislature to roll out new paint recycle planKing County officials are supporting a bill proposed for the next state legislative session that would create a statewide paint take-back and recycling program.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 1 week ago
Environment

EPA to step in on fish consumption water rules in Wash.

EPA to step in on fish consumption water rules in Wash.The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday said it plans to come up with updated water quality standards for Washington partly tied to how much fish people eat - in case the state doesn't do it by next year.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

Tree with bald eagle nest chopped down

Tree with bald eagle nest chopped downA man with a chainsaw ripped down a bald eagle's nest along the shores of Lake Washington.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Local

UW scientist: Local governments need climate change guidance

UW scientist: Local governments need climate change guidanceGov. Jay Inslee will announce his energy and climate budget proposal Wednesday.
  • Local
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Health

Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in Washington

Avian flu confirmed in wild birds in WashingtonU.S. officials say they've found avian influenza in wild birds in Washington state but there's no immediate public health concern.
  • Health
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Environment

Obama withdraws Alaska's Bristol Bay from drilling

Obama withdraws Alaska's Bristol Bay from drillingPresident Barack Obama announced Tuesday that he's removing more than 52,000 square miles of waters off Alaska's coast from consideration for oil and gas exploration or drilling.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Hanford

Gov't report sounds alarm on Hanford's nuclear waste tanks

Gov't report sounds alarm on Hanford's nuclear waste tanksTanks holding nuclear and chemical waste at Hanford are deteriorating at a faster rate than previously thought.
  • Hanford
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Pets and Animals

Bacteria from dead fetus killed Orca off Vancouver Island

Bacteria from dead fetus killed Orca off Vancouver IslandJ-32 was a member of the southern resident or Puget Sound killer whale population.
  • Pets and Animals
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Environment

Pipeline to a cleaner Puget Sound

Pipeline to a cleaner Puget SoundWorkers in Seattle are installing a 3,000-foot pipe in Magnolia that will divert millions of gallons of raw sewage from Puget Sound.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 2 weeks ago
Environment

Growing concern over methane from ocean floor

Growing concern over methane from ocean floorUW research from deep in the ocean may help reveal a potential environmental threat.
  • Environment
  • 1 month, 3 weeks ago
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 month, 3 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks 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 month, 3 weeks 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
  • 1 month, 4 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
  • 1 month, 4 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
  • 1 month, 4 weeks ago