File photo of a train on train tracks. (Photo by STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Railway Fined For Placing Damaging Railroad Ties In Whatcom, Skagit County Water Bodies

BNSF didn’t immediately return a message seeking comment.


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Group Gathers Signature For Carbon Tax Initiative

A group called Carbon Washington says it is gathering signatures for an initiative to tax carbon pollution.

CBS Seattle–04/06/2015

State officials accused the tree care company of "carelessly" spraying pesticides on flowering trees. (Photo by FRANK RUMPENHORST/AFP/Getty Images)

Portland, Oregon Bans Pesticides Harmful To Bees

The Portland City Council has banned the use by the city of a class of pesticides particularly harmful to bees, including one that is the most effective control of a pest that attacks roses — the city’s symbol.

CBS Seattle–04/01/2015

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming

Exxon Finishes $1.3 Million In Work From 2011 Montana Spill

Exxon Mobil Corp. has completed $1.3 million in environmental projects as part of its settlement of water pollution violations from a 2011 pipeline break into Montana’s Yellowstone River.

CBS Seattle–03/19/2015

Yellowstone National Park

Ice Puts Yellowstone River Oil Cleanup On Hold

A Wyoming company is preparing to resume oil shipments through a pipeline that broke and spewed 30,000 gallons of crude into Montana’s Yellowstone River.

CBS Seattle–03/11/2015

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USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution Link

A new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.


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Ecology Wants Feedback On Clean-Fuels Rule

The state Department of Ecology is seeking feedback on a controversial rule aimed at reducing the carbon pollution of transportation fuels over time.

CBS Seattle–02/04/2015

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Gov. Jay Inslee Proposes Carbon Pollution Cap

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday proposed an ambitious cap-and-trade program to require the state’s largest industrial polluters to pay for every ton of carbon they release

CBS Seattle–12/17/2014

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.



Acidic Seawater Poses Risks In Alaska

The release of carbon dioxide into the air from power plant smokestacks to the tailpipe on your car could pose a risk to red king crab and other lucrative fisheries in Alaska, a new report says.

CBS Seattle–07/29/2014