"PASCO, Wash. -- The fate of the Northwest salmon may be decided by the way you use your heater and your air conditioner."
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"Much of the country is used to occasional 100-degree days. Seattle, which has had just three in the past 123 years, is not."
"Oregon State University researcher John Chapman is knee-deep in mud and sinking deeper by the minute. The mudflat surrounding him in Newport’s Yaquina Bay is pocked with holes – some snaking down more than 6 feet underground."
"Bill Taylor’s first memory is of falling out of a boat at about age 3."
SEJ hosted a free public forum for journalists examining Trump environmental policies at the Seattle Aquarium on July 6, 2017. The evening comprised two moderated panels. The policy panel examined the impact of, and response to, specific federal actions whether they have already occurred or may occur in the future. The journalists’ panel sought to identify stories and examine the reporter’s role in covering them. See some photos and stay tuned for coverage to be posted.
"Even as the Trump administration seeks to roll back Obama-era rules to curb greenhouse gas emissions at coal-fired power plants, Washington state is forging ahead with its own rules to cap carbon pollution from big industrial facilities. But the state faces legal challenges as it begins requiring large polluters to gradually reduce carbon emissions over time to combat climate change."
"Residents of a coastal community in Oregon are considering whether to try to derail a fossil fuel export project in their rural county, a decision that could put them at odds with the Trump administration."
"A top federal appeals court has added fuel to a long-running fight over federal protections for the northern spotted owl in California, Oregon and Washington state."
"Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into the United States' second-largest estuary since a massive sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully treating Seattle's waste."