Archive of: Environment

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Sea level rising: Local impacts?

Olympia partners have a response plan under discussion to prepare for the future, when a rising level of the globe's oceans might routinely bring salt water onto downtown streets.

June 2017

Clean energy $$ to Auburn company

State funds invested in clean energy projects will aid a South Sound company to prove the concept for wide-ranging food waste recycling on Vashon Island.

June 2017

Ex-Congressman worries about future

Long-time South Sound U.S. Representative Norm Dicks is dismayed over what's happening today in the nation's capital, he tells local community leaders.

June 2017

Blue waters, ‘green’ port

The local chamber of commerce dubbed Port of Olympia as the leading 'Green Business' operation among government agencies.

April 2017

‘Sustainability’ to be featured Saturday

Living and working more sustainably is the focus of an annual Tacoma event this coming weekend.

February 2017

EPA funds local enviro training

Continuing a program that began with President George W. Bush's administration and continued through the Obama years, President Trump's EPA chief today funded South Sound training for pollution cleanup jobs.

February 2017

Ecology levies $380,900 in fines last quarter

Almost $400,000 in penalties for environmental infractions last quarter came from the state Department of Ecology.

February 2017

Snow reduces business significantly

Mother Nature perhaps needed an extra day to recover from Sunday's spectacular Super Bowl over-time finish, so she dished up a hefty dose of winter weather today.

February 2017

EPA releases local fines report

Six South Sound businesses are on the list of 67 violators cited by the EPA for third quarter last year. Five of them drew relatively minor fines for compliance infractions.

January 2017

Medical waste handling fine settled

A processor medical wastes located in Morton has agreed to pay $14,400 to settle a state enforcement fine and contribute to support training videos for hospital staffs, pharmacies, veterinarians, and other medical professionals.

December 2016
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