Northwest (OR WA)

"Business Interests Trump Health Concerns in Fish Consumption Fight"

"The Washington State Department of Ecology has known since the 1990s that its water-pollution limits have meant some Washingtonians regularly consume dangerous amounts of toxic chemicals in fish from local waterways."

Source: Investigate West, 04/01/2013

Duwamish Residents Face Health Threat As EPA Chooses Superfund Cleanup

"The residents of south Seattle's 98108 ZIP code, some living cheek-by-jowl with the Duwamish River Superfund site, face a high degree of environmental health threats and are likely to live sicker and die younger than residents of other Seattle neighborhoods, says a new report by two nonprofit groups."

Source: Investigate West, 03/28/2013
May 4, 2013

Burke Museum's Fifth Annual Environmental Writers' Workshop

This Saturday workshop in Seattle will inspire attendees to continue writing about the environment in all its guises. Instructors bring years of experience as writers, researchers, and teachers. Each is an attentive observer who weaves together history, science, and field time into well-crafted, thought-provoking writing about the natural and cultural world.

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