environment

At Superfund Site, Pavement Used To Help The Environment

May 13, 2014
EPA

The nice weather we've been having means work on the ground is resuming at one of the largest Superfund sites in the nation. The EPA is trying to clear decades of mine pollution from Idaho's Coeur d'Alene River Basin. This summer managers are using an environmental remedy you might not expect: pavement.

EarthFix

New research from the University of Washington provides detailed predictions for the collapse of the Thwaites glacier in West Antarctica. When that glacier melts, it could trigger even more extreme sea level rise than scientists previously thought. Ashley Ahearn reports for EarthFix.

Kristen Steele / Flickr

For months now, Washington Republicans have been predicting that Governor Jay Inslee will use his executive powers to enact something called a low-carbon fuel standard. Inslee acknowledges he’s looking at ways to do this without legislative approval. Either way he thinks Washington is poised to move forward.

Lone Caribou Herd In Lower 48 Keeps Federal Protection

May 7, 2014
U.S. Fish And Wildlife Service

U.S. Wildlife officials said a small herd of mountain caribou found in the Northwest will retain federal protection. But, it will be as a threatened species rather than endangered. These caribou are the last in the Lower 48.

What you pour down your drain could be hurting fish and wildlife populations on the Columbia River – and possibly people too.

punditmom.com

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.

Higher Nitrate Air Pollution In Central Wash.

Apr 11, 2014

Researchers have found the source of an unusual pocket of air pollution in central Washington. Tiny particles from large agricultural operations mix with vehicle exhaust. That creates nitrate pollution.

Northwest River Forecast Center

Irrigators, hydropower dam operators and tugboat captains are sitting pretty across most of the Northwest. That's according to the latest regional water supply forecast. 

Hal McCune, URS

The Umatilla Chemical Depot is nearing final cleanup. It letting go of 60 more workers Thursday. The northeast Oregon military site is where tons of deadly chemical weapons were stored for decades. 

Bryan Weyers / Wikimedia Commons

The Navy is pursuing permits to conduct exercises in a large area of the Pacific Ocean. The Northwest Training and Testing Range stretches from Northern California to the Canadian border.

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