Environment

Green Wedding (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

How To Make Your Wedding More Eco-Friendly

June is peak time for weddings. Invitations, flowers and food are among the things that drive up the cost. But they also can increase a celebration’s toll on the environment, and for many couples, that’s a big concern.

06/18/2015

Pharrell Williams (Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images)

Pharrell Williams Advocates For Greener Jobs, Climate Change Action

Pharrell Williams’ push for measures that prevent climate change is picking up more momentum as he asks leaders to create greener jobs and save the planet in a recent video.

06/11/2015

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Scientists Say They’ve Solved Dirty Rain Mystery

Meteorologists at Washington State University say dust from a dry lake bed in Oregon got mixed with rain clouds, causing the dirty rain that fell in parts of Washington, Oregon and Idaho.

06/09/2015

Male Sage Grouse (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Feds To Announce Sage Grouse Deal With Oregon Ranchers

The Obama administration has reached an agreement with Oregon ranchers to protect sage grouse that the ranchers hope will help avoid having the bird listed by the federal government as an endangered species.

CBS Seattle–03/27/2015

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Mysterious Goo Blamed In San Francisco Bay Bird Deaths

About 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area have been discovered with their feathers coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like rubber cement.

01/20/2015

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

Study says over 270,000 tons of plastic pollute our oceans.

Study: 270,000 Tons Of Plastic Floating In World’s Oceans

Researchers estimate the more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic would fill over 38,500 garbage trucks.

12/10/2014

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.  (Photo by Pekka Laakso/AFP/Getty Images)

With Sea Ice Melting, Coast Guard Proposing New Shipping Lanes To The Arctic

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.

12/05/2014

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Biologists Enlist Help From Beavers To Restore Stream

In Washington, Oregon, Utah and other parts of the West, beavers increasingly are being used as an effective, low-cost tool to help restore rivers

CBS Seattle–10/07/2014

A school of manini fish pass over a coral reef at Hanauma Bay in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Scientists See Severe Coral Bleaching Near Hawaii

Marine biologists are seeing higher-than-normal ocean temperatures that are causing near-shore bleaching across the islands.

10/06/2014

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