TUMWATER — A chemical commonly used at commercial car and truck washes can be dangerous to workers, according to new research by the Washington Department of Labor and Industries.
Date: 08/22/2015 | Northwest
MILWAUKEE — The first plastic bottle made entirely from plant-based materials made its debut Wednesday at the World Expo in Milan, Italy, the bottle's developers announced Wednesday.Virent Inc. of Madison, Wis., and Coca-Cola Co. announced that the bottle, made...
Date: 06/04/2015 | Business Wire
WASHINGTON — One of the essential questions of the organic movement is, "What foods are worthy of the USDA ‘organic' label?"The legal definition of the word is hammered down in semi-annual meetings, one of which was held last week, that involve a...
Date: 05/07/2015 | Business Wire
SALEM, Ore. — A new Oregon state rule bans the use of four types of bee-killing insecticides on certain trees.
Date: 02/28/2015 | Northwest
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Scientists who have reported that the Great Lakes are awash in tiny bits of plastic are raising new alarms about a little-noticed form of the debris turning up in sampling nets: synthetic fibers from garments, cleaning cloths and other products.
Date: 01/11/2015 | Nation & World
MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County won’t be enforcing the ban on genetically modified crops approved by voters last May until a lawsuit filed by alfalfa famers is resolved.
Date: 12/19/2014 | Northwest
WASHINGTON — Earth's protective but fragile ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece of good news about the health of...
Date: 09/11/2014 | Nation & World