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Wildfires flood Western Washington with smoky skies
Air quality in Darrington was ranked the worst in the state Friday. Most of the region was in a red flag warning.
Whidbey Island waters to be dyed red for shellfish study
The study will help scientists evaluate the affects of a sewage spill on shellfish safety.
Wildfires grow east of Darrington, closing trails ahead of Labor Day
Several thousand acres in the Cascades — over 180 near Darrington — were burning this week as a long weekend approached.
Environment is too precious to allow developers a free pass
A New Path for Snohomish County calls on community to protect Local Watershed and WSDOT Mitigation Site from irresponsible and rampant development. Silver Lake creek… Continue reading
Comment: Darrington leading way in climate-saving technology
The timber town’s embrace of cross-laminated timber can reduce the carbon footprint of buildings.
Trails close as 3 wildfires burn on slopes northeast of Darrington
There was no immediate threat to populated areas. Multiple trailheads and campgrounds have been closed for public safety.
Egyptian grasshopper, a nonnative insect, spotted in Everett
The public is asked to report any other sightings. The grasshopper can grow nearly 3 inches long and has distinctive striped eyes.
State’s new Clean Fuel Standard takes aim at climate-changing pollution
As drafted, the standard seeks to improve air quality in high-pollution neighborhoods. Deadline to comment on them is Aug. 31.
Coast Guard responds to small oil spill near San Juan Island
A Good Samaritan rescued all crew members on the Aleutian Isle as the vessel was sinking Saturday.
Editorial: How many billion-dollar disasters will it take?
A tally of climate disasters shows an ever-increasing toll of costs and lives. Congress must act.
On Mountain Loop, crew of 5 rangers covers a mountain range of work
Ranger Justin Sundstrom spends his days patroling for illegal shooting, picking up trash — and exploring a slice of paradise.
Scientists: Gray whale spotted at Mukilteo waterfront was a newcomer
The whale has lingered around Possession Sound. It’s unclear if it will join a group of regular visitors known as the Sounders.
Terry Williams, Tulalip’s ‘champion of climate issues,’ dies at 74
The bolo tie-wearing elder shaped state and national environmental policy. He was both soft-spoken and a powerful advocate.
PUD fast-charging EV stations in Everett ready for drivers
A state grant with money from the Volkswagen emissions cheating settlement helped fund the the project.
Climate change prompts a push away from natural gas
What’s an effective way to reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Heat pumps, advocates say. And new building codes could require them.
Public electric vehicle chargers come to downtown Everett
They’re the first Level 3 chargers in north Everett and the Snohomish County PUD’s first for public use. More could follow.
Old batteries get new life as Everett Transit backup energy
Company BattGenie set up a container with dozens of used electric bus batteries that charge during non-peak times.
State board approves naming marsh after Everett college teacher
Holland Marsh near Granite Falls is named for forestry teacher, fire lookout and author of “Switchbacks” Andy Holland.
Wildlife finds a new home at mitigation site near Mill Creek
Public works crews planted trees and piled up “woody debris” to mimic nature. It’s to make up for environmental impacts.
Forest Service green-lights new seismometers at remote Glacier Peak
The volcano has potential to be one of the deadliest in the nation. Four new monitors could avert catastrophe.