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Stories about the environment focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KNKX's Environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp.
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last modified
2019-01-18 17:47
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2019-01-18 00:25
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18.01.2019

State senator puts Inslee's clean energy bill on fast track

Gov. Jay Inslee is pushing to get Washington state to 100 percent clean energy by 2045. And he's not alone. Dozens of environmental groups, labor organizations, local governments and clean energy businesses also support the idea.
Bellamy Pailthorp author
15.01.2019

Canadian energy regulator issues draft recommendations for Trans Mountain Pipeline

Canada’s energy regulator has issued draft recommendations concerning the proposed expansion of the Trans Mountain Pipeline and its impacts on marine life. The expansion would see a dramatic increase in tanker traffic through the Salish Sea and Puget S...
Craig McCulloch author
9.01.2019

State releases strategy to make maritime sector the nation's most sustainable

Just over a year ago, Gov. Jay Inslee launched his “Washington Maritime Blue” initiative. It aims to make the state’s seafaring sector the most sustainable in the nation, by boosting innovations and clean technology that help the environment and also g...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
8.01.2019

Washington state approves updated oil-spill response plan for Canada’s Puget Sound Pipeline

When the Canadian government bought the controversial Trans Mountain Pipeline from Kinder-Morgan last year, it also bought a 69-mile-long spur that extends from the border with the U.S. and feeds Canadian crude to five Washington refineries. The change...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
7.01.2019

Health database for endangered orcas could help struggling Southern Resident population

The population of critically endangered orca whales seems to have reached a tipping point. Just 74 Southern Residents are left in the wild, a number that will likely drop this year after news broke this week of two more starving orcas. A wildlife veter...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
2.01.2019

'Rights of nature' movement expands locally to help protect endangered orcas, Salish Sea

Environmental law in the U.S. regulates pollution, but often doesn’t protect the things we love. A movement to change that by securing so-called "rights of nature" is taking hold globally – and locally, too.
Bellamy Pailthorp author
31.12.2018

Venture capitalist says 'deep technology' is the solution to climate change

What if we could radically improve human intelligence and treat mental disorders through neuroscience that connects our brains to the internet? It sounds like science fiction. But an entrepreneur from Los Angeles has a company working on it. He also wa...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
26.12.2018

High-rise buildings made of wood? Forterra hopes Washington state will lead the way

When you think of high-rise buildings, you probably don’t imagine wood as the weight-bearing material. But Washington recently approved a change in its building codes that will allow engineered mass timber in structures up to 18 stories tall. That’s th...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
22.12.2018

A Refugee’s Special Power: Sophorn Sim Coaches Others Into Healthier Lives

This story originally aired on January 20, 2018. Feeling out of place takes on whole new dimension when you’re in a foreign country. Perhaps no one understands this more than new immigrants and refugees. And there’s a woman who meets lots of them here ...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
18.12.2018

Study: Ocean acidification will interfere with crucial sense of smell in juvenile salmon

It’s long been known that shellfish and other marine life are sensitive to ocean acidification caused by increased carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Some fish lose their sense of smell in acidic waters. There was a hope that salmon would not be affecte...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
17.12.2018

Target shooting in Tahuya State Forest upsets nearby residents; DNR struggles to relocate site

Representatives of the state Department of Natural Resources will be in Belfair on Monday evening. They’re meeting with members of the community to address concerns about an unregulated increase in target shooting in Tahuya State Forest.
Bellamy Pailthorp author
12.12.2018

Gov. Inslee to speak at orca rally in Olympia following budget announcement

People who love Puget Sound orcas and want to save them from extinction will rally in Olympia tomorrow. And Gov. Jay Inslee plans to join them, immediately after announcing his budget priorities for the coming year.
11.12.2018

Gov. Jay Inslee unveils ambitious legislative climate package

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has proposed an ambitious package of legislation aimed at tackling climate change .
Bellamy Pailthorp author
30.11.2018

KNKX Connects: Grays Harbor oyster growers push for pesticide to control burrowing shrimp

GRAYS HARBOR, WASH. — An oyster shack tops the list of offerings in the local farm fresh guide here. No visit would be complete without exploring the shellfish industry. The region, together with Willapa Bay, produces 25 percent of all oysters in the c...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
30.11.2018

KNKX Connects: Grays Harbor oyster growers push for pesticide to control burrowing shrimp

GRAYS HARBOR, WASHINGTON — An oyster shack tops the list of offerings in the local farm fresh guide here. No visit would be complete without exploring the shellfish industry. The region, together with Willapa Bay, produces 25 percent of all oysters in ...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
29.11.2018

Statewide ban proposed for single-use plastic bags in Washington

A coalition of state legislators, environmental groups and retailers have proposed a sweeping ban on single-use plastic bags. If approved, Washington would join just two other states in the nation to impose the statewide restriction.
Bellamy Pailthorp author
29.11.2018

Statewide ban proposed for single-use plastic bags in Washington

A coalition of state legislators, environmental groups and retailers have proposed a sweeping ban on single-use plastic bags. If approved, Washington would join just two other states in the nation to impose the statewide restriction.
Bellamy Pailthorp author
28.11.2018

Two weeks of testimony scheduled in oyster growers’ appeal for pesticide permit

Oyster growers on the Washington coast will have a chance to convince regulators to let them use a controversial pesticide to control native burrowing shrimp. The shrimp can infest oyster beds and turn them into quicksand. Members of the Willapa Bay Gr...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
28.11.2018

Two weeks of testimony scheduled in oyster growers’ appeal for pesticide permit

Oyster growers on the Washington coast will have a chance to convince regulators to let them use a controversial pesticide to control native burrowing shrimp. The shrimp can infest oyster beds and turn them into quicksand. Members of the Willapa Bay Gr...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
23.11.2018

REI says its #OptOutside movement is growing

For the fourth year running, employees of Seattle-based REI have the day off on Black Friday. The co-op’s stores are all closed on the biggest retail day of the year – and its website won’t process any sales. REI says its #OptOutside movement is growin...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
23.11.2018

REI says its #OptOutside movement is growing

For the fourth year running, employees of Seattle-based REI have the day off on Black Friday. The co-op’s stores are all closed on the biggest retail day of the year – and its website won’t process any sales. REI says its #OptOutside movement is growin...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
21.11.2018

DNR chief asks for $90 million; agency's request aims to help salmon, orcas

The state Department of Natural Resources is asking the Legislature for nearly $90 million dollars to protect and improve aquatic lands. DNR chief Hilary Franz says the package will support the work of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Orca Recovery Task Force.
Bellamy Pailthorp author
21.11.2018

DNR chief asks for $90 million; agency's request aims to help salmon, orcas

The state Department of Natural Resources is asking the Legislature for nearly $90 million dollars to protect and improve aquatic lands. DNR chief Hilary Franz says the package will support the work of Gov. Jay Inslee’s Orca Recovery Task Force.
Bellamy Pailthorp author
19.11.2018

After Failure Of I-1631, Work Progresses On Clean Fuel Standard

It may seem like nothing is happening to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Washington state, especially after the failure of the carbon-fee measure, Initiative 1631. But work is progressing on a regional " clean fuel standard ."
Bellamy Pailthorp author
19.11.2018

After Failure Of I-1631, Work Progresses On Clean Fuel Standard

It may seem like nothing is happening to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Washington state, especially after the failure of the carbon-fee measure, Initiative 1631. But work is progressing on a regional " clean fuel standard ."
Bellamy Pailthorp author
17.11.2018

Final Orca Recovery Recommendations Include Temporary Whale Watching Ban

Gov. Jay Inslee received a final report and recommendations from the Orca Recovery Task Force he appointed in May. The group suggests 36 action items to keep the Southern Resident killer whales from going extinct. Among the most controversial is a temp...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
17.11.2018

Final Orca Recovery Recommendations Include Temporary Whale Watching Ban

Gov. Jay Inslee received a final report and recommendations from the Orca Recovery Task Force he appointed in May. The group suggests 36 action items to keep the Southern Resident killer whales from going extinct. Among the most controversial is a temp...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
13.11.2018

Orca Task Force Ideas Include Temporary Whale Watching Ban, Possible Dam Removal

The state’s Orca Recovery Task Force will deliver its final recommendations to Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday. Among the controversial items on the list is a last-minute proposal for a temporary ban on whale watching tours near the endangered Southern Resid...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
13.11.2018

Orca Task Force Ideas Include Temporary Whale Watching Ban, Possible Dam Removal

The state’s Orca Recovery Task Force will deliver its final recommendations to Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday. Among the controversial items on the list is a last-minute proposal for a temporary ban on whale watching tours near the endangered Southern Resid...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
5.11.2018

To Flush Or Not To Flush: Agencies Navigate Conflicting Messages On Disposal Of Meds

Anyone living in the Puget Sound region has likely seen stories about prescription and illegal drugs polluting local waterways . Scientists have found traces of opioids and other pharmaceuticals in shellfish – and they're believed to also harm salmon a...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
5.11.2018

To Flush Or Not To Flush: Agencies Navigate Conflicting Messages On Disposal Of Meds

Anyone living in the Puget Sound region has likely seen stories about prescription and illegal drugs polluting local waterways . Scientists have found traces of opioids and other pharmaceuticals in shellfish – and they're believed to also harm salmon a...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
30.10.2018

Youth Climate Activists Rally At Courthouses Nationwide

Dozens of youth climate activists and their supporters rallied outside the federal courthouse in Seattle on Monday. Their demonstration was one of more than 70 such gatherings planned around the country, in support of the 21 young plaintiffs in a landm...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
30.10.2018

Youth Climate Activists Rally At Courthouses Nationwide

Dozens of youth climate activists and their supporters rallied outside the federal courthouse in Seattle on Monday. Their demonstration was one of more than 70 such gatherings planned around the country, in support of the 21 young plaintiffs in a landm...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
27.10.2018

Orca Recovery Task Force Seeking Public Comment On Updated Draft Recommendations

Gov. Jay Inslee’s Orca Recovery Task Force now has 35 items on its revised draft of recommendations to help Puget Sound’s endangered killer whales. Members have been meeting since May and are getting ready to finalize their report. But they’re still ac...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
27.10.2018

Orca Recovery Task Force Seeking Public Comment On Updated Draft Recommendations

Gov. Jay Inslee’s Orca Recovery Task Force now has 35 items on its revised draft of recommendations to help Puget Sound’s endangered killer whales. Members have been meeting since May and are getting ready to finalize their report. But they’re still ac...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
24.10.2018

Carbon Fee Would Invest In Clean Energy, But How Much Pollution Would It Cut?

One of the big decisions Washington voters face this election lies in Initiative 1631, which asks voters to impose a fee on carbon emissions. That’s the air pollution that comes from fossil fuels used in industry and transportation.
Bellamy Pailthorp author
24.10.2018

Carbon Fee Would Invest In Clean Energy, But How Much Pollution Would It Cut?

One of the big decisions Washington voters face this election lies in Initiative 1631, which asks voters to impose a fee on carbon emissions. That’s the air pollution that comes from fossil fuels used in industry and transportation.
Bellamy Pailthorp author
22.10.2018

Final Chance For Public Input On Scope Of State’s Study For Capitol Lake’s Future

Olympia’s Capitol Lake was designed to be an ornamental reflecting pool to compliment the dome of the legislature. But the lake is in trouble. A $4-million dollar study of options to fix it is underway. Public comments on what should be included in the...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
22.10.2018

Final Chance For Public Input On Scope Of State’s Study For Capitol Lake’s Future

Olympia’s Capitol Lake was designed to be an ornamental reflecting pool to compliment the dome of the legislature. But the lake is in trouble. A $4-million dollar study of options to fix it is underway. Public comments on what should be included in the...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
17.10.2018

What Is The Future Of Bellingham's Waterfront?

Inside the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, the crowd had questions: Will there be jobs? What will the housing look like? Can I still get down to the beach? What about traffic in the area? The redevelopment of Bellingham’s waterfront brings a lot of ...
17.10.2018

What Is The Future Of Bellingham's Waterfront?

Inside the Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, the crowd had questions: Will there be jobs? What will the housing look like? Can I still get down to the beach? What about traffic in the area? The redevelopment of Bellingham’s waterfront brings a lot of ...
17.10.2018

Native Environmental Science Program Combines Culture And Data Science

Communities in the Salish Sea basin are working to clean up pollution and better understand how to foster a sustainable environment. It requires data collection and lab work. But it also requires a connection to the cultures of the many nations that to...
Geoffrey Redick author
17.10.2018

Native Environmental Science Program Combines Culture And Data Science

Communities in the Salish Sea basin are working to clean up pollution and better understand how to foster a sustainable environment. It requires data collection and lab work. But it also requires a connection to the cultures of the many nations that to...
Geoffrey Redick author
17.10.2018

What Happens If Mount Baker Erupts? Officials Prepare For Cross-Border Cooperation

This week in Whatcom County, officials are staging an emergency response drill to test and increase their preparednesss in the event that Mount Baker blows its top. That might seem unlikely, but Baker is considered an active volcano. In fact, it has th...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
17.10.2018

What Happens If Mount Baker Erupts? Officials Prepare For Cross-Border Cooperation

This week in Whatcom County, officials are staging an emergency response drill to test and increase their preparednesss in the event that Mount Baker blows its top. That might seem unlikely, but Baker is considered an active volcano. In fact, it has th...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
16.10.2018

Region’s Top Scientists To Gov. Inslee: Remove Lower Snake River Dams To Save Local Orcas

Gov. Jay Inslee has received a letter from the region’s leading killer whale scientists , calling for the removal of four dams on the Lower Snake river.
Bellamy Pailthorp author
16.10.2018

Region’s Top Scientists To Gov. Inslee: Remove Lower Snake River Dams To Save Local Orcas

Gov. Jay Inslee has received a letter from the region’s leading killer whale scientists , calling for the removal of four dams on the Lower Snake river.
Bellamy Pailthorp author
24.09.2018

Fighting Fire With Fire: Prescribed Burn Training Tackles Forest Health In Washington

State and federal agencies are working to build their capacity for the use of prescribed fire to manage forests. That process began Sunday in Cle Elum as participants in a training exchange gathered for exercises that will continue over the next two we...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
24.09.2018

Fighting Fire With Fire: Prescribed Burn Training Tackles Forest Health In Washington

State and federal agencies are working to build their capacity for the use of prescribed fire to manage forests. That process began Sunday in Cle Elum as participants in a training exchange gathered for exercises that will continue over the next two we...
Bellamy Pailthorp author
20.09.2018

Local Zoos Gathering Thousands Of Signatures In Defense Of U.S. Endangered Species Act

Monday is the deadline for comments on proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act. Conservation advocates gathered Wednesday at Seattle’s Woodland Park Zoo to voice their concerns. They say the federal law is under attack and that the proposed chan...
Bellamy Pailthorp author