Railway Fined For Placing Damaging Railroad Ties In Whatcom, Skagit County Water BodiesBNSF didn't immediately return a message seeking comment.
Group Gathers Signature For Carbon Tax InitiativeA group called Carbon Washington says it is gathering signatures for an initiative to tax carbon pollution.
Portland, Oregon Bans Pesticides Harmful To BeesThe 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.
Exxon Finishes $1.3 Million In Work From 2011 Montana SpillExxon 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.
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.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA 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.
Ecology Wants Feedback On Clean-Fuels RuleThe state Department of Ecology is seeking feedback on a controversial rule aimed at reducing the carbon pollution of transportation fuels over time.
Gov. Jay Inslee Proposes Carbon Pollution CapWashington 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
Study: 270,000 Tons Of Plastic Floating In World's OceansResearchers estimate the more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic would fill over 38,500 garbage trucks.
Acidic Seawater Poses Risks In AlaskaThe 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.
Study: Plastic Debris Widespread On Ocean SurfaceNew study shows plastic junk floating on the world's oceans, but it's not as much as feared.
Study: Asian Pollution Intensifies North American StormsAccording to a recent study, pollution from China’s coal-burning power plants is pumping up winter storms over the northwest Pacific Ocean and changing North America’s weather.