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Puget Sound Killer Whale Calf Presumed Dead

AP | Posted 12.21.2014 | Green

FRIDAY HARBOR, Wash. (AP) — A killer whale born to much hope in early September apparently died while its pod was in the open ocean off Washington o...

New Baby Orca Joins Puget Sound Pod

AP | By PHUONG LE | Posted 11.08.2014 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — Whale researchers are celebrating the newest member of a population of endangered killer whales that frequent Puget Sound in Washingt...

Saving These Rare Orcas? Protect Their Favorite Haunts

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 03.19.2014 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

Critical habitat designations prevent the federal government from undertaking or approving activities that reduce an area's ability to support an endangered species. Species with designated critical habitat are more than twice as likely to show signs of improvement than those without.

Good News For These Whales!

AP | By DOUG ESSER | Posted 10.02.2013 | Green

Seattle (AP) — Killer whales that spend their summers in Puget Sound are a distinct population group and will remain protected under the Endangered ...

Pacific Northwest Coal Ports May Be on the Ropes

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 06.09.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

What killed Coos Bay? The port's press release blames it on a group led by the Sierra Club, whose arguments were both environmental and financial: Asian demand for coal is falling as pollution and the effects of global warming grow.

China's 10 Percent Emissions Rise Could Decide Coal Ports

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.09.2013 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Forces on both sides of the proposed bulk coal ports around Puget Sound are replaying a battle from the 1970s. The deciding factor then was a powerful senator. This time, as improbable as it seems, it might be CO2 emissions from China.

Orcas Don't Deserve to Lose Their Endangered Status

Miyoko Sakashita | Posted 02.03.2013 | Green
Miyoko Sakashita

The federal government just

Waterkeepers Washington Celebrate Clean Water Act 40 and D.C. Rally

Bart Mihailovich | Posted 11.12.2012 | Green
Bart Mihailovich

2012 marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Water Act, an historic piece of legislation that turned the tide on our polluted waterways and began to hold big polluters accountable for their actions and impacts on the health of our communities.

787 Over South Carolina

Christine Negroni | Posted 08.01.2012 | Travel
Christine Negroni

The folks in Charleston are over the moon about their entry into the world of high-tech manufacturing, embodied in the new Boeing 787.

A New Walmart Can Cost The Surrounding Community Millions

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Let's say a new Walmart is opening in your town. Should you be worried? According to recent research from a Seattle-area advocacy group, the answer...

Dead Whale Swallowed Rope, Plastic, Golf Ball

AP | DOUG ESSER | Posted 06.25.2012 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — A gray whale found dead in Washington state's Puget Sound had been feeding on shrimp and also had some debris, including a golf ball,...

Washington State Trooper Shot, Killed At Routine Traffic Stop

AP | GENE JOHNSON and DOUG ESSER | Posted 04.24.2012 | Crime

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. — A Washington State Patrol trooper was gunned down at a traffic stop early Thursday, and the suspect – an ex-con with...

Reward For Info About Dead Puget Sound Sea Lions

AP | PHUONG LE | Posted 04.01.2012 | Green

SEATTLE (AP) — Federal authorities aren't sure yet who shot several sea lions in the Puget Sound region in recent weeks, but a conservation group ha...

Roasting by an Open Fire: Eco-Friendly or Health Threat?

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 02.22.2012 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Some of our local experts see wood as a future fuel, a serious source of biomass energy. But the realities and science of air quality could cause us to question some of our long held assumptions about the wholesomeness of a fire.

Wild Killer Whales Put on a Show

David Mizejewski | Posted 01.04.2012 | Green
David Mizejewski

Residents of Puget Sound's Vashon Island were recently treated to the sight of dozens of killer whales hunting for salmon. What's odd about the event is how close these massive predators came to shore.

Utility Finds 3 More Natural Gas Leaks In Seattle

AP | Posted 11.27.2011 | Green

SEATTLE — Utility crews have found three more natural gas leaks in the north Seattle neighborhood where a home exploded, injuring two residents ...

How Democrats Hurt Jobs

New York Times | JOE NOCERA | Posted 10.24.2011 | Business

The airplane’s aft section arrived early Monday morning. That’s what they’d been waiting for at the final assembly plant in North Charleston, S....

Lynne Peeples

Blooming Health Hazard: New Shellfish Poison Found In U.S. Waters | Lynne Peeples | Posted 10.14.2011 | Green

The bright red skull-and-crossbones signs are hard to miss and increasingly common on Pacific Northwest beaches. A whole new fleet just popped up alon...

Boy Finds Giant Jellyfish, Thinks It's An Alien

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 10.01.2011 | Green

It's official, jellyfish are both awesome and terrifying. In June, jellyfish shut down a nuclear power plant in Scotland when they invaded a coolin...

WATCH: Because The World Needed A Rap About Picking Up Poop

Posted 09.17.2011 | Comedy

What's wrong with dog owners in Washington? Apparently, no one is scooping their pooch poop, which is bad for the delicate Puget Sound ecosystem. So t...

Lynne Peeples

Doody Calls: The Importance Of Scooping Your Dog’s Poo | Lynne Peeples | Posted 11.01.2011 | Green

The girl and her dog, they were fine (wow) Until they left a doody -- that's a crime (bow wow) Performer Martin Luther sings to the familiar tun...

Puget Sound Cleanup Threatened By Fecal Contamination

AP | By PHUONG LE | Posted 09.09.2011 | Green

SAMISH ISLAND, Wash. -- For over 75 years, Blau Oyster Co. has relied on Washington state's cool clean waters to grow the plump oysters that are as pr...

The Most Reliable Energy Source in the World? (video)

Frank Sesno | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frank Sesno

Fickle weather can make for inconsistent power supply from wind and solar. Unless we lose the Moon or the Earth stops rotating, we can depend on the tide.

All About Geoducks: Don't Judge an Ugly Clam by Its Cover (VIDEO)

Liza de Guia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Liza de Guia

2010-07-08-geoduck.jpgWith the image of the beast in mind, yes, my first bite was met with hesitation. But the mild flavors and exciting textures made the geoduck's ugliness a lot less intimidating.

A Near TED Experience

Ann Medlock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ann Medlock

A few weeks ago I was asked to talk at TEDxPugetSound, one of the many regional "franchises" that are now springing up. I was allotted 10 minutes to talk about "Global Heroes."