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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.

03/04/2015

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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.

12/10/2014

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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

New study shows plastic junk floating on the world's oceans, but it's not as much as feared. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Plastic Debris Widespread On Ocean Surface

New study shows plastic junk floating on the world’s oceans, but it’s not as much as feared.

06/30/2014

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