A federal judge has ordered the Dakota Access pipeline to shut down until more environmental review is done.
Summer is synonymous with seeing whales in the Pacific Northwest, but visits from the locally-beloved southern resident orcas are becoming few and far between. Experts say the dramatic absence is likely directly tied to tanking salmon returns in the Fraser River, which were historically abundant.
The agrochemical giant Monsanto has agreed to pay Washington state $95 million to settle a lawsuit that blamed it for pervasive pollution from PCBs — toxic industrial chemicals that have accumulated in plants, fish and people around the globe for decades.
BELLINGHAM, Wash. (AP) — The Trans Mountain pipeline suffered an oil spill at a Canadian pump station that caused a temporary shut down.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality says smoky skies and stagnant air are expected to hang around in Oregon and southwest Washington for another week.The Oregonian/OregonLive reports the agency initially issued an air quality advisory Monday, but on Wednesday extended the warning.
SEATTLE -- Personal wipes: we use them all over the house, car, and garage.
As tensions between China and the United States ratchet up, former California Gov.
Japanese whalers returned to port Monday with their first catch after resuming commercial whaling for the first time in 31 years, achieving the long-cherished goal of traditionalists that is seen as largely a lost cause amid slowing demand for the meat and changing views on conservation.A fleet of five boats left the northern Japanese port of Kushiro earlier Monday and brought back two minke whales.
Summit Lake is once again dealing with a toxic algae bloom.
Plastic knives just won't cut it any longer, if the European Union has its way.The 28-nation bloc moved closer Wednesday to banning single-use straws, plates, cutlery and cotton swabs after officials from EU member states and the European Parliament said they're following recommendations by its executive branch designed to reduce marine pollution.Environmental campaigners have been calling for curbs on throwaway plastic that's accumulating in the oceans.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Officials for the state of Washington said Tuesday they will defend a new law that helps employees of a former nuclear weapons production site win worker compensation claims, after the federal government filed a lawsuit seeking to overturn the law.Democratic Gov.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The Trump administration wants to reclassify some radioactive waste left from the production of nuclear weapons to lower its threat level and make disposal cheaper and easier.The proposal by the U.S. Department of Energy would lower the status of some high-level radioactive waste in several places around the nation, including the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in Washington state — the most contaminated nuclear site in the country.Reclassifying the material to low-level could save the agency billions of dollars and decades of work by essentially leaving the material in the ground, critics say.The proposal joins a long list of Trump administration efforts to loosen environmental protections.
No airborne radiation was detected after steam escaped Friday from a tunnel containing radioactive waste at a former nuclear weapons production site in Washington state, U.S. officials said, the second problem with aging tunnels at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation in a year.
Preventing an extra single degree of heat could make a life-or-death difference in the next few decades for multitudes of people and ecosystems on this fast-warming planet, an international panel of scientists reported Sunday.
When Ear Spring erupted at Yellowstone National Park Sept. 15th, it was already notable—it was, as Live Science puts it, the geyser's "most violent display since 1957."
That's the name of the new King County Solid Waste Division program to get consumers, like all of us, to clean up our act.
People who want straws with their drinks at California restaurants will have to request them under a new law.
The federal government will pay $925,000 and improve worker safety to settle a lawsuit over exposure to chemical vapors at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.
Seattle has been named the winner of the Bloomberg American Cities Climate Challenge.
A sick and starving orca known as J50 is dead, Ken Balcomb of the Center for Whale Research told Q13 News late Thursday afternoon.