pollution http://nwpr.org en Inslee Predicts Washington Will Adopt Controversial Fuel Standard http://nwpr.org/post/inslee-predicts-washington-will-adopt-controversial-fuel-standard <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">For months now, Washington Republicans have been predicting that Governor Jay&nbsp;</span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> will use his executive powers to enact something called a low-carbon fuel standard. </span>Inslee<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> acknowledges he’s looking at ways to do this without legislative approval. Either way he thinks Washington is poised to move forward.</span></p><p> Fri, 09 May 2014 23:45:09 +0000 Austin Jenkins 45675 at http://nwpr.org Inslee Predicts Washington Will Adopt Controversial Fuel Standard Inside The Box: School Districts Explore Solutions For Excessive Portable Classroom Use http://nwpr.org/post/inside-box-school-districts-explore-solutions-excessive-portable-classroom-use <p>Students around the Northwest go to school every day in portable classrooms. These classrooms are an affordable solution to budget-strapped districts that need more space. But they can be bad for student health and performance. That’s why some districts are moving away from portable classrooms.</p><p>One district in Spokane has found a solution.</p><p>Courtney Flatt brings us part 2 of our special series "Inside the Box." Thu, 08 May 2014 15:15:24 +0000 Ashley Ahearn & Courtney Flatt 45587 at http://nwpr.org Inside The Box: School Districts Explore Solutions For Excessive Portable Classroom Use Inside The Box: Overcrowded, Underfunded Schools Turn To Environmentally Costly Portable Classrooms http://nwpr.org/post/inside-box-overcrowded-underfunded-schools-turn-environmentally-costly-portable-classrooms <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="323.4375" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/pLvEtnw28L4?feature=player_embedded" width="575"></iframe></p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>Thousands of students in Washington and Oregon go to school in what are known as “portable classrooms."</p><p>These temporary structures were a quick solution to the problem of growing population and lack of funding for school facilities in parts of the Northwest.</p><p>But many of these “temporary” structures are still around. They’re not environmentally friendly or healthy places for students to learn.</p> Wed, 07 May 2014 15:06:12 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 45534 at http://nwpr.org Inside The Box: Overcrowded, Underfunded Schools Turn To Environmentally Costly Portable Classrooms Governor Inslee Wants ‘Cap And Market’ System For Carbon Reduction http://nwpr.org/post/governor-inslee-wants-cap-and-market-system-carbon-reduction <p>Washington Governor Jay Inslee wants the state to adopt a market-based system for reducing carbon emissions. The Democrat signed a nine-page executive order on carbon pollution reduction. Among other things, the order creates a 21-member task force to come up with a cap and market program before the end of the year.</p><p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 23:55:30 +0000 Austin Jenkins 45156 at http://nwpr.org Governor Inslee Wants ‘Cap And Market’ System For Carbon Reduction Climate Model Shows Pollution In Asia Influences Weather Worldwide http://nwpr.org/post/climate-model-shows-pollution-asia-influences-weather-worldwide <p>Pollution in Asia can influence weather over much of the world. Those are the findings from a new climate study from northwest researchers, who teamed up with researchers from Texas.</p><p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:34:03 +0000 Courtney Flatt 44730 at http://nwpr.org Climate Model Shows Pollution In Asia Influences Weather Worldwide Biomass Proposal in Lakeview Sparks Concerns About Particulate Pollution http://nwpr.org/post/biomass-proposal-lakeview-sparks-concerns-about-particulate-pollution <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Regulators have approved an air pollution permit for a proposed biomass power plant in Lakeview, Oregon. Some residents have questioned the permit because the town is already struggling with pollution from wood stoves.</span></p><p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 02:02:39 +0000 Amelia Templeton 38237 at http://nwpr.org Biomass Proposal in Lakeview Sparks Concerns About Particulate Pollution Warning: Some Columbia River Fish Not Safe To Eat http://nwpr.org/post/warning-some-columbia-river-fish-not-safe-eat <a href="http://cpa.ds.npr.org/northwestnews/audio/2013/09/092313AK_Columbiafish_web.mp3" class="asset-audio"></a><p>New advisories from health officials in Washington and Oregon warn that some fish in the Columbia River aren’t safe to eat.<p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:56:26 +0000 Anna King 34608 at http://nwpr.org Warning: Some Columbia River Fish Not Safe To Eat Tests On Idaho River Reveal Challenge Of Cleaning Up Waterways http://nwpr.org/post/tests-idaho-river-reveal-challenge-cleaning-waterways <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A river basin cleanup in north Idaho is showing just how difficult it is to remove long-term pollution from Northwest waterways. This month, the EPA is running tests on layers of muck from the bottom of the Coeur </span>d'Alene<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> River. It’s downstream from a federal </span>superfund<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> site.</span></p><p> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 13:05:22 +0000 Jessica Robinson 34571 at http://nwpr.org Tests On Idaho River Reveal Challenge Of Cleaning Up Waterways Field Test Near Pasco Renews Attention On Viability Of Carbon Storage http://nwpr.org/post/field-test-near-pasco-renews-attention-viability-carbon-storage <p>This week, technicians in southeast Washington continue a field test to show how carbon dioxide could be injected and trapped deep underground. It's an experiment led by the Pacific Northwest National Lab. Injection of fifty tanker truck loads of CO2 will take about four weeks. Then comes about a year and a half of monitoring to see if the global warming gas stays locked away forever beneath ancient lava flows.</p><p> Mon, 29 Jul 2013 14:05:54 +0000 Tom Banse 31693 at http://nwpr.org Field Test Near Pasco Renews Attention On Viability Of Carbon Storage Comment Period Open For Proposed Superfund Clean Up Plan On Seattle's Duwamish River http://nwpr.org/post/comment-period-open-proposed-superfund-clean-plan-seattles-duwamish-river <p>The proposed clean up plan for the Duwamish River super fund site in Seattle is open for final public comment. The 305 million dollar plan would tackle 100 years of industrial pollution that have lead to high levels of contamination in the river. Ashley Ahearn reports the EPA is asking the public to weigh in.</p><p> Tue, 14 May 2013 13:38:09 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 27488 at http://nwpr.org Comment Period Open For Proposed Superfund Clean Up Plan On Seattle's Duwamish River