Sustainability | Environment | Land

Seattle Suspends $1 Fine For Failure To Compost

KUOW | April 23, 2015 5:15 p.m.

Proposed fines for not following Seattle’s new food composting rule have been delayed.

News | Food | Sustainability | Environment

Seattle Suspends Fines For Throwing Food In Garbage

AP | April 23, 2015 11:10 a.m.

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray says he is suspending fines for households and businesses that don't compost.


The Intersection of Food, Sustainability and Politics

Marketplace | April 14, 2015 7 a.m.

A report suggesting limitations on red meat consumption stirs up controversy.

Sustainability | Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Pot Grows Are Drying Up Streams In Northern California, Study Says

Jefferson Public Radio | April 8, 2015 6 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

A study says illegal marijuana-growing operations are diverting so much water  from fish-bearing streams that it's threatening the survival of salmon and steelhead.

News | Sustainability | Politics | Business

Bill Banning Microbeads Considered By Oregon Committee

AP | April 8, 2015 7:51 a.m.

Oregon could be the latest state to ban the tiny plastic beads that are often used in soaps and other personal care products.

local | News | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Sustainability

Truffle Hunters Shut Out Of Some Favorite Spots This Season

OPB | March 4, 2015 4:05 p.m. | Banks, Oregon

It’s truffle season in Oregon’s forests. The fungus is prized by restaurants and can sell for $400 a pound or more. But this year truffle hunters are shut out of some of their favorite spots.

News | Sustainability | Agriculture

Apple Maggots Threaten Spokane Yard Waste Recycling

AP | March 2, 2015 7:26 a.m.

A new rule to protect Washington apple orchards from a pest could derail the yard waste recycling program in Spokane.

News | Sustainability

Kirkland, Wash., Latest To Ban Disposable Plastic Bags

AP | Feb. 19, 2015 7:11 a.m.

Kirkland has joined a growing number of Western Washington cities to ban single-use plastic carryout bags.

Education | News | Sustainability | local

OSU Lands More Money For Energy-Efficient Bend Campus

OPB | Feb. 9, 2015 7:20 a.m. | Bend, Oregon

Oregon State University announced new funding toward their plan for an environmentally sustainable campus in Bend Monday.

News | Sustainability

Stubborn Fire Burns At Seattle Recycling Plant

AP | Dec. 31, 2014 7:19 a.m.

Firefighters worked overnight digging through piles of materials to put out a stubborn two-alarm fire at a recycling plant just south of downtown Seattle.