Environment

Indonesian official holds baby pig nosed turtles that were rescued from a packed suitcase. (Getty Images)

Turtle Trafficker Sentenced To One Year In Prison

Prosecutors said Nathaniel Swanson smuggled domestic species to Hong Kong and Asian species into the U.S.

01/18/2014

File image of Puget Sound (Photo by Ron Wurzer/Getty Images)

Tests Show Puget Sound Geoduck Clams Safe To Eat

Washington state health officials Tuesday said their arsenic testing has confirmed that geoduck clams harvested from a bay in Puget Sound are safe to eat, following toxicity concerns that prompted China to ban imports of West Coast shellfish.

CBS Seattle–01/07/2014

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Microsoft Enters 20-Year Deal For Texas Wind Power

Microsoft Corp. has entered a 20-year deal to buy power from a new wind farm in Texas, the first time the tech giant is directly purchasing electricity from a specific source.

CBS Seattle–11/04/2013

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Study: Temperatures Go Off The Charts Around 2047

Scientists have figured out when temperatures could really go off the charts from global warming. And for dozens of cities it’s only about a generation away.

CBS Seattle–10/09/2013

File photo of the front of a warehouse. (credit: PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Wash. Pulls Permits For 2 Oil Train Terminals

Officials are rejecting permits for two major oil-train terminals in Southwest Washington after deciding the projects should face more environmental scrutiny.

CBS Seattle–10/09/2013

File photo of killer whales (Photo credit: VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)

Washington Wildlife Officer To Enforce Orca Laws

Washington state is getting a new officer — one who will protect and serve killer whales. Federal funds will allow the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department to hire an officer to enforce laws protecting Puget Sound orcas.

CBS Seattle–08/02/2013

File image of a blue whale in 2009 ( AFP PHOTO/Ishara S. KODIKARA)

Study: Military Sonar May Affect Endangered Blue Whale Population

Scientists may have found a link between the dwindling blue whale population — a lot of which takes place in the Pacific Ocean — with U.S. military sonar noise.

CBS Seattle–07/08/2013

File image of Anchorage, Alaska (John Moore/Getty Images)

94 In Alaska? Weather Extremes Tied To Jet Stream

The more the jet stream undulates north and south, the more changeable and extreme the weather.

06/25/2013

One of the double-shell tank farms containing six underground tanks on the Hanford Nuclear Reservation (credit: Jeff T. Green/Getty Images)

DOE Secretary To Visit Hanford Next Week

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell says new federal Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz plans to visit the Hanford Nuclear Reservation next week.

CBS Seattle–06/14/2013

(AFP PHOTO / JUNG YEON-JE )

New Lab To Give Scientists Underwater Access

Scientists are eager for access to information from a quarter-billion dollar lab at the bottom of the Pacific Ocean that they hope will teach them about climate change, earthquakes and even the origins of life on Earth and other planets.

CBS Seattle–05/20/2013

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Photos Of Forum 2011!

The 6th Annual AM1090 Forum came and went! Check out the 2011 photos with Stephanie Miller, Mike Papantonio, Norman Goldman, Randi Rhodes, Mike Malloy, Ron Reagan and Congressman Dennis Kucinich. Video and Audio of the event […]

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