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Washington State's Multiple Choice Test On Capping Carbon Pollution

KUOW/EarthFix | July 22, 2016 3 p.m.

Friday was the public's last chance to comment on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's plan to limit carbon pollution from the state's biggest emitters. But with a carbon tax on the November ballot, it won't be voters' last word on the matter.

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Washington State AG Seeks Immediate Help For Hanford Workers

AP | July 21, 2016 10:39 a.m.

More than 50 workers have received medical evaluations after reporting exposure to vapors in recent months.

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The Smoggy Seas: Cargo Ships Bring Pollution, Health Risks

NPR | July 19, 2016 3 p.m.

Eight of the 10 busiest ports are in East Asia. A new study shows how the growing number of cargo ships are polluting the air and threatening health.

Environment | Energy

Tesoro, US Sign $425M Deal To Make Refineries Pollute Less In The West

KUOW | July 19, 2016 10 a.m.

A Texas oil company and the purchaser of one of its refineries have agreed to spend $403 million to reduce air pollution at oil refineries in six western states.

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Dillon Dam Removal Could Happen Next Summer

East Oregonian | July 15, 2016 10:02 a.m.

The Umatilla Basin Watershed Council and Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation plan to remove the troublesome diversion dam outside of Echo by next summer.

Transportation | Environment | Energy | Oil Trains In The Northwest

A Month After Mosier Derailment, New Rules To Improve Safety Of Oil Trains

OPB/EarthFix | July 13, 2016 4:45 p.m. | Portland

In response to the Mosier oil train derailment, Oregon Sens. Jeff Merkley and Ron Wyden introduced their second bill tackling oil train safety.  

Technology | World | Energy

PHOTOS: Experimental Solar Plane Flies Over Egypt's Giza Pyramids

NPR | July 13, 2016 11:26 a.m.

Egypt is the last stop before Solar Impulse 2 finishes its round-the-world journey in the United Arab Emirates. The team is aiming to raise awareness about clean energy.

Food | Health | Energy | Science

Thirsty? New Study Links Good Hydration To Slimmer Waistlines

NPR | July 12, 2016 3:43 p.m.

A new study finds people who are well-hydrated have lower body weights and lower odds of obesity. It adds evidence to the theory that drinking lots of water may help in weight management.

Transportation | News | Environment | local | Energy | Oil Trains In The Northwest

How Inspectors Missed Broken Bolts That Caused An Oil Train Derailment

OPB/EarthFix | July 6, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Mosier, Oregon

Simple steps could have prevented the fiery derailment. Had inspectors walked the stretch of track in the weeks or months prior, they might have spotted the broken bolts, but no one did.

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Hanford Radioactive Waste Cleanup To Take 7 Years

AP | July 6, 2016 12:43 p.m. | Richland, Washington

The U.S. Department of Energy is proposing a seven-year plan to clean up a radioactive waste spill under a building on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation.