Environment | Water | News | local | NationAP | Sept. 20, 2017 7:57 a.m. | Seattle
Washington's Department of Ecology faces the possibility of losing millions of dollars in federal money after a judge Tuesday declined to dismiss a lawsuit brought by an Oregon-based environmental group.
The guidelines have been on the books since 1986. Critics of fish farming in Puget Sound say last month's farmed salmon escape underscores the need for better standards and enforcement.
An aquaculture firm and state regulators knew its floating salmon farm was "nearing the end of serviceable life" before it failed, allowing about 162,000 non-native fish into Puget Sound and beyond.
A majority of large ship operators are cooperating with a request to temporarily slow down in the shared border waters between Victoria and San Juan Island.
Washington is poised to embark on an experiment in electric car ferries that could eventually transform the largest ferry fleet in the nation. And little Skagit County is leading the way.
The Navy is being sued for releasing heavy metals into Puget Sound by scraping a ship hull. But in the nearby city of Bremerton, it's going to take more than that to shake locals' love of the Navy.
The Suquamish Tribe and two environmental groups are suing the U.S. Navy, saying it sent harmful pollutants into Puget Sound when it cleaned a decommissioned aircraft carrier.
The move is part of Boeing's drive to cut costs, which is largely responsible for the loss of more than 18,300 Boeing jobs in Washington since the most recent employment peak in fall 2012.
Scientists have a new tool to figure out what’s ailing Puget Sound’s resident orcas. They’re studying whale breath, which is no easy feat.
You’ve heard of Keystone XL. And you know all about Dakota Access. But have you heard of TransMountain, which could soon be the biggest pipeline of them all?
The Trump administration has proposed cutting federal funding for restoring Puget Sound by 93 percent. Here's what would happen if that money dries up.
The Suquamish Tribe and two environmental organizations have filed the legal paperwork necessary to sue the Navy for what they say are violations of the Clean Water Act.
Environment | Water | EnergyKUOW/EarthFix | Nov. 29, 2016 3:31 p.m. | Seattle
The Canadian government approved a crude-oil pipeline project that is much larger than the one generating protests in North Dakota and could bring a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic to the Salish Sea.
Advocates for a healthier Puget Sound took a big step Tuesday in getting the same kind of coordinated recovery effort that's gone to the Great Lakes and Chesapeake Bay.
The detection of Puget Sound's first invasive green crab prompts scientists to mount a counter attack. Now a second crab has been discovered about 30 miles away in Padilla Bay.
Environment | Water | News | localAP | July 21, 2016 10:31 a.m. | Seattle
The Department of Ecology says on its website that it petitioned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday to designate the waters of Puget Sound a "no discharge zone" to improve water quality.
Recent sixgill sightings are giving hope to divers and researchers that the sharks may be returning to Puget Sound.