As global warming causes Arctic ice to melt, the Coast Guard is working on creating new shipping lanes so vessels can safely travel through the now open waters.
Protesters in Seattle attempted to push their way into Wooldland Park Zoo’s first board meeting since the zoo decided to shut down its elephant exhibit.
Gov. Jay Inslee says he strongly backs an Obama administration proposal to reduce emissions from the nation’s power plants.
A state study says the increase in crude oil shipments by rail is creating new risks and will require increased safety measures and improved oil spill response and prevention.
An Ellensburg angler has set a new Washington record by catching a Pacific bluefin tuna weighing just over 39 pounds.
Officials at Mount Rainier National Park have temporarily closed park access at the Nisqually entrance because of flooding.
Biologists isolated a virus that is different from any other virus known to infect marine life; it’s dubbed a “sea star associated densovirus.”
Scientists with NOAA, Washington State University and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are seeking a solution to stormwater pollution, a major problem for Puget Sound and other streams and lakes in the nation.
State officials accused the tree care company of “carelessly” spraying pesticides on flowering trees.
Marine biologists are seeing higher-than-normal ocean temperatures that are causing near-shore bleaching across the islands.