Ships Slowing In Busy Channel To Protect Endangered OrcasShips moving through a busy channel off Washington state's San Juan Island are slowing down this summer as part of a study to determine whether that can reduce noise and benefit a small, endangered population of killer whales.
Puget Sound Burn Ban Issued As Smoke From Fires ReturnsAnother outdoor burn ban has been issued for the Puget Sound area as the hot and sunny pattern is expected to bring another round of smoke from British Columbia wildfires.
Shell Faces $133,000 Penalty For 2015 Chemical ReleaseThe Northwest Clean Air Agency alleged in April that Shell did not follow shutdown and decontamination procedures while cleaning the refinery's east flare system.
Obama Administration Ramps Up Efforts to Protect Puget SoundA new federal task force was announced Tuesday dedicated to identifying restoration priorities for Puget Sound.
Guide To Seattle's Puget SoundVisitor guide to the best things to see and do in the Puget Sound area of Seattle
Q&A: Puget Sound Salmon Fishing Closed
Best Bodies Of Water To Visit Near SeattleSeattle is surrounded by water, with many more lakes, creeks, and rivers within the city's boundaries. Most are accessible through-out the year via parks and public land. Water activities are popular with residents and visitors, including swimming, boating, and fishing.
Pacific Northwest Could Become Hub For Methanol ProductionThe Pacific Northwest could become a major hub for methanol production if three proposed refineries are built along the Columbia River and Puget Sound.
Ninth Baby Orca Confirmed In Puget SoundWhale researchers say they've documented another baby orca born in Puget Sound.
Calf Born Into Southern Resident Whale PopulationThe group says the calf was first spotted Nov. 10 from West Seattle.
UW Report Details Effects Of Climate Change In Puget SoundA new report says the Puget Sound region will experience more flooding, rising sea levels, heavier downpours and thinner winter snowpack as temperatures continue to warm in coming decades.
Conservationists Are Thrilled: 6th Newborn Orca Spotteduget Sound's endangered resident orcas have welcomed yet another new addition.