Why Seattle Should Ban Plastic Bags

It’s April 2010. A gray whale dies in Puget Sound and washes up on Arroyo Beach in West Seattle. Scientists perform a necropsy and discover that inside this majestic creature’s stomach are 20 plastic bags.


Port Townsend research provides data for statewide report urging ban of plastic bags

An environmental group pushing to ban plastic bags statewide has published a report that drew from material assembled by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center.


Environmental group posts new billboard in Yakima

A Washington-based environmental group wants to educate people on oil subsidies. They unveiled a new billboard on West Mead Avenue today.


Protect the Carbon River rainforest

Rainforests are not just in South America. One of America’s own inland rainforests, one of the last of its kind, is sitting outside Mt. Rainier National Park.


Spotlight Shines on Mercury Emissions

Using data reported by Trans-Alta and compiled in the EPA’s Toxics Release Inventory database online, the report ranked TransAlta’s Centralia plant 125th with a total of 361 pounds of mercury emitted in 2009, out of 134,365 pounds total emitted across the nation. Environment Washington field associate Kristen Dumas says the local number is unacceptable