Environment News HEADLINES
As executive director of Washington Conservation Voters, Bruce Gryniewski helped shape the organization into one of the state’s most influential environmental groups.
Residents who live on or near Lake Tapps will see a lower-than-normal winter water level in February, but the owners of the East Pierce County reservoir say it will refill in plenty of time for the busy recreation season.
For political activists concerned about global warming and the rising level of Puget Sound, a confluence of events last week at the state capital presented an opportunity too good to pass up.
A burn ban in Pierce County is again on the move.
The burn ban in place for Pierce, King and Snohomish counties has been lowered to a Stage 1 burn ban, according to the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency.
Seattle officials predict that parts of the city will be underwater as the shoreline creeps higher due to global climate change.
The Puget Sound Clean Air Agency issued a Stage 1 burn ban for Pierce County effective at 1 p.m. Saturday, due to cold stagnant weather conditions and rising air pollution.
Public awareness long has been one of the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency’s biggest hurdles in dealing with Pierce County’s wood-smoke problem, and this year it launched an extensive public-relations campaign to spread the word.
This "crowdsourced" map represents snowfall in the South Sound region as of 5 p.m. Wednesday, based on reports from more than 300 contributors.
It was a slow night at the bleach plant. Randy Isaksson worked alone in the gas house, filling 7-foot-long pressurized containers with chlorine.
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