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How to find real gratitude

Cate Montana | Posted 11.24.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cate Montana

What to do? I asked myself this as I trudged along the rocky shore of Puget Sound a couple days ago, taking my daily break from work. Well, almo...

Walking With a Lifesaving Purpose

American Heart Association - Western States | Posted 10.05.2015 | Healthy Living
American Heart Association - Western States

by Brandi Aubrey, American Heart Association Puget Sound Volunteer It was Christmas Eve, when suddenly the room started spinning and I lost vision i...

Join the Heart and Stroke Walk in Seattle and Tacoma

American Heart Association - Western States | Posted 09.16.2015 | Impact
American Heart Association - Western States

For 90 years, heart disease has been the number one reason we lose our loved ones. Enough is enough! Imagine a day when heart disease is no longer the leading killer. Join the Heart and Stroke Walk in Seattle and Tacoma and help us Get 1 Done!

We Need Our Mighty Rivers to Save Salmon...And Whales

Leda Huta | Posted 08.12.2015 | Green
Leda Huta

Did you know that birds, amphibians, and even insects consume salmon carcasses and eggs? Salmon are so connected that they benefit plants, even vineyard grapes. How, you ask? It's all about their journey.

Artist Creates Secret Sidewalk Art That's Only Revealed On Rainy Days

The Huffington Post | Cameron Keady | Posted 03.31.2015 | Good News

There are plenty of cliches about finding the sunshine on a rainy day, but this sidewalk art is not one of them. Designed and produced by artist Pe...

Chemical Contaminants Suspect in Mystery of Alaska Chickadee Beak Deformities Now Spreading Globally

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 04.19.2015 | Green
Alaska Dispatch News

The deformities range from slight to gross and can have severe consequences for the birds if they are unable to use their beaks to pick up food or groom feathers so their bodies retain heat.

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...