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Source: Associated Press

Seattle :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-06-20 15:43:26 -0700 | health-news

The scientists followed the killer whales by boat, trying to catch the precise moment the animals broke the surface. Then, using a 25-foot pole strung with petri dishes, researchers leaned out and gathered samples of the moist exhaled air that...
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Source: Tri-City Herald

Richland :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-06-16 08:05:36 -0700 | political-news

About 150 people gathered at John Dam Plaza in Richland on April 15 for a rally organized by Occupy Portland to raise awareness for what they call the environmental tragedy of Hanford. Occupy Portland spent a mostly mellow afternoon in...
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Source: Seattle Times

Seattle :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-06-06 04:53:33 -0700 | political-news

State and tribal co-managers today agreed on a package of salmon fisheries that meets conservation goals for wild salmon populations, while providing fishing opportunities on healthy stocks...The fishing package defines regulations for salmon fisheries in Puget Sound, Washington's ocean and...
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Source: The News Tribune

Federal Way :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-05-12 16:07:40 -0700 | technology-news

53 am Mother Nature has brought wind to the South Sound region this morning, knocking around trees and sending debris into the streets. Puget Sound Energy reports that crews are working to restore electricity in parts of Pierce and Thurston...
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Source: Associated Press

Olympia :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-04-25 01:59:39 -0700 | travel-news

Gov. Chris Gregoire has asked President Barack Obama to declare a federal disaster area in 11 Washington counties for damages and costs suffered during January's snowstorm. Last month's storm of snow, ice and freezing rain caused power outages, landslides, avalanches...
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Source: Associated Press

Kirkland :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-03-25 09:48:24 -0700 | business-news

Bill Gates has a terse response to criticism that the high-tech solutions he advocates for world hunger are too expensive or bad for the environment: Countries can embrace modern seed technology and genetic modification or their citizens will starve. When...
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Source: Associated Press

Bellevue :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-03-22 19:07:16 -0700 | technology-news

A mudslide in Bellevue has prompted the evacuation of four homes and closed a portion of West Lake Sammamish Parkway Southeast...Troy Donlin says no one was injured, but mud reached three homes while a fourth was evacuated out of precaution....
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Source: The News Tribune

Seattle :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-03-23 00:08:07 -0700 | technology-news

The National Weather Service has issued a high wind warning for parts of Western Washington, as thousands remain without power after a snow and ice storm battered the region. Forecasters say winds of 40 mph or gusts of up to...
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Source: San Jose Mercury News

Seattle :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-03-01 07:04:22 -0800 | political-news

And am I supposed to switch out my older inefficient bulbs with newer efficient ones? A Indeed, January marks the beginning of a planned phaseout of inefficient light bulbs in the United States that was signed into law five years...
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Source: CNN

Seattle :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-03-01 01:58:43 -0800 | business-news

EPA rules in place under the 1990 Clean Air Act have targeted acid rain and smog-forming chemicals emitting from power plants. But perhaps surprising to many, those rules have never included limits on mercury, a neurotoxin known to damage developing...
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Source: San Jose Mercury News

Seattle :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-02-24 22:25:41 -0800 | travel-news

Scientists say they could, in theory, do a much better job of answering the question "Did global warming have anything to do with it?" after extreme weather events like the drought in Texas and the floods in New England. But...
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Source: The News Tribune

Seattle :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-02-22 02:49:37 -0800 | travel-news

District Court on Wednesday, asking a judge to stop the U.S. government from issuing any more flood insurance policies for new development in flood-prone areas around the Puget Sound until it changes its flood plain plans to consider the impact...
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Source: Associated Press

Marysville :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-02-20 17:57:52 -0800 | political-news

A Tacoma law firm called a news conference Tuesday to announce a lawsuit in the death of Grace Tam, a Marysville girl killed by a boulder-size chunk of falling ice in July 2010 at the Big Four Ice Caves east...
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Source: Miami Herald

Seattle :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-02-17 04:24:47 -0800 | political-news

The Department of Energy won't be able to enforce rules that ban energy-wasting light bulbs when new standards take effect in January, thanks to a requirement slipped into the federal spending bill. House Republicans added the provision in response to...
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Source: Associated Press

Bellingham :: WA :: USA | updated 2012-02-14 05:54:43 -0800 | business-news

An environmental group opposed to a proposed coal-export terminal near Bellingham is suing the shipping terminal operator seeking to build the project. RE Sources for Sustainable Communities charges in its lawsuit that a subsidiary of Seattle-based SSA Marine violated clean-water...
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