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Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday approved a major expansion of the Trans Mountain pipeline that would result in a surge of new oil tanker traffic through Pacific Northwest waters, a development that opponents have sought to forestall through legal challenges and protests. “Today, I am announcing our government has newly approved the Trans […]
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After decades of improvement, America’s air may not be getting any cleaner. Over the last two years the nation had more polluted air days than just a few years earlier, federal data shows. While it remains unclear whether this is the beginning of a trend, health experts say it’s troubling to see air quality progress […]
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The high-stakes project has divided Canadians for more than five years, pitting province against province and leaving the prime minister "really stuck between a rock and a hard place."
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A new campaign to encourage adoption of solar-powered energy could be coming soon to Yakima. The City Council will consider Tuesday an agreement with Spark Northwest, a Seattle-based nonprofit that supports local efforts in Washington and Oregon to invest in solar energy. Under the agreement, Spark Northwest would provide training and technical assistance to a volunteer […]
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The Coast Guard currently has two polar icebreakers in Seattle: the Polar Star, which is considered capable of breaking heavy ice, and the Healy, considered a medium polar icebreaker.
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So many gray whale carcasses have washed up this year that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries says it has run out of places to take them.
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Of all the southern residents taken during a series of captures beginning in the 1960s and ending in 1976, in which more than a third of the orcas that frequent Puget Sound were taken, all are dead today but one: Lolita.
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Hotter days and nights are predicted in Seattle as the planet warms. By 2100, hundreds more people could die in heat waves if no action is taken, according to a new study.
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YAKIMA — A federal judge on Thursday rejected the Trump administration’s challenge to a Washington state law that makes it easier for former workers at the Hanford Nuclear Reservation to win workers compensation benefits. The Legislature last year passed a law that says some cancers and other illnesses among the workers are assumed to have […]
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Washington's Sens. Patty Murray and Maria Cantwell are in the bipartisan group that wrote to British Columbia's premier about Canadian mining projects "near multiple transboundary rivers that originate in B.C. and flow into our four U.S. states."
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