Stories tagged: puget sound
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 2, 2017, 9:28 a.m.
At least 1 escaped salmon found in south Puget Sound waters
OLYMPIA, Wash. – The Nisqually Tribe says an escaped Atlantic salmon has been caught by a tribal member in the Tacoma area, far from the San Juan Islands where thousands …
Fri., Aug. 25, 2017, 4:18 p.m.
Group to sue after farmed salmon spill into Puget Sound
A conservation group plans to sue after net pens at a salmon farm in Washington state collapsed, spilling thousands of Atlantic salmon into Puget Sound.
Mon., July 31, 2017, 2:02 p.m.
Small plane crashes into water off Seattle
A small plane has crashed in Puget Sound off Seattle and the occupants were able to escape without injury.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 8:36 p.m.
Tribe, groups sue Navy over ship cleaning in Puget Sound
The Suquamish Tribe and two environmental groups are suing the U.S. Navy, saying it sent harmful pollutants into Puget Sound when it cleaned a decommissioned aircraft carrier near Bremerton, Wash.
Wed., June 14, 2017, 11:26 a.m.
Coast Guard rescues sinking vessel in Puget Sound
The Coast Guard rescued two people and four dogs from a vessel that was sinking east of Point No Point in Puget Sound.
UPDATED: Sun., May 21, 2017, 12:20 a.m.
Failure caused up to $57M in damage to waste treatment plant
An analysis says equipment failures caused between $49 million and $57 million of damage at the state’s largest sewage treatment plant.
Fri., May 12, 2017, 9:40 a.m.
Sewage plant in Seattle no longer polluting after failure
Officials say the state’s largest sewage treatment plant is back in compliance with its environmental permits.
UPDATED: Sun., May 7, 2017, 9:28 p.m.
Researchers seek better ways to farm sablefish, a popular Pacific fish
At a federal marine research station near Seattle, scientists are studying sablefish genetics and investigating ways to make it easier and more efficient to commercially grow the fish.
Thu., April 27, 2017, 12:17 p.m.
Sewage plant in Seattle back to normal operations
The state’s largest sewage treatment plant is back to normal operations after a February electrical failure resulted in flooding that damaged equipment.
UPDATED: Wed., April 26, 2017, 10:16 p.m.
Tribes sue Coast Guard over tanker traffic’s risk to orcas
The Tulalip and Suquamish tribes are suing the Coast Guard, alleging a failure to protect endangered orcas from the risk of oil spills associated with tanker traffic in the Strait …
Tue., April 18, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Commercial geoduck diver dies in Puget Sound
Authorities say a 36-year-old commercial geoduck diver has died in Puget Sound.
Wed., April 5, 2017, 8:22 a.m.
Washington leaders urge budget support for Puget Sound
Three dozen members of Congress are calling on President Donald Trump not to eliminate money for Puget Sound and other bodies of water.
Thu., March 30, 2017, 9:58 p.m.
Humpback whale found dead on southern Puget Sound island
A female humpback whale has been found dead on the southernmost island in Puget Sound.
Mon., March 27, 2017, 7:02 p.m.
Feds remove type of rockfish from endangered list
Federal biologists have removed a species of Puget Sound rockfish from the endangered species list.
UPDATED: Sun., March 26, 2017, 4:55 p.m.
Seattle plant failure dumps millions of gallons of sewage in Puget Sound
Millions of gallons of raw sewage and untreated runoff have poured into Puget Sound since Washington state’s largest sewage treatment plant experienced equipment failures that forced it to stop fully …
Sat., March 25, 2017, 6 a.m.
Bad breath: Study finds array of bacteria when orcas exhale
The findings in a new study raises concerns about the potential role of infectious diseases as another major stress factor for the struggling population of endangered Puget Sound orcas.
UPDATED: Sun., March 19, 2017, 7:53 p.m.
Environmental groups, state officials warn about Trump Puget Sound budget
State officials, environmental advocates and others are warning of dire environmental and economic consequences if President Donald Trump’s cuts to Puget Sound and other environmental programs go through as proposed.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017, 8:33 a.m.
Emergency King County vote on Puget Sound sewage cleanup
The Metropolitan King County Council will take an emergency vote to expedite the cleanup of a flooded wastewater-treatment plant that is dumping raw sewage into Puget Sound.
Mon., Feb. 20, 2017, 9:59 a.m.
Crews work to repair water treatment plant that dumped sewage into Puget Sound
County workers and contractors are repairing damage at a Seattle wastewater treatment plant that dumped sewage into Puget Sound.
Thu., Feb. 16, 2017, 11:19 a.m.
Effluent still flowing into Puget Sound after plant failure
King County is still dumping raw wastewater into Puget Sound after equipment at a wastewater treatment plant in Seattle failed earlier this month.
Tue., Feb. 14, 2017, 6:33 a.m.
Delta Air employees get bonuses averaging $13,000
Delta Air Lines employees in the Puget Sound region on Tuesday will be paid annual payments from the airline’s profit-sharing plan averaging about $13,000 each pretax.
Thu., Feb. 9, 2017, 4:41 p.m.
Raw sewage flowing into Puget Sound after plant failure
King County says more than 100 million gallons of raw sewage and stormwater have flowed into Puget Sound after equipment failed at its wastewater treatment plant in Seattle.
Mon., Jan. 23, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Commercial fisheries disaster opens door to federal relief for Washington communities
Commercial fishing communities along the central coast of Washington and some areas of Puget Sound are eligible for federal disaster funding because of poor fishing in 2015 and 2016. Commerce …
Sat., Jan. 14, 2017, 7:11 a.m.
Feds weigh petition asking for whale protection zone
The federal government is considering whether it should set up an area off Washington’s San Juan Island where endangered killer whales would be protected from motorboats and other disturbances.
Wed., Jan. 4, 2017, 12:43 p.m.
Puget Sound aquatic habitat remains healthy, data suggests
Data suggests aquatic habitat in the Puget Sound remains healthy despite other measures of the sound’s health deteriorating.
Tue., Jan. 3, 2017, 10:03 a.m.
Oldest Puget Sound orca, ‘Granny,’ missing, considered dead
The oldest member of the small population of endangered Puget Sound orcas has been missing for months and is now likely dead, bringing the toll of dead or missing whales …
Fri., Dec. 30, 2016, 12:28 p.m.
State Supreme Court upholds Washington stormwater rules
A state Supreme Court decision has upheld stricter stormwater rules for building projects.
Mon., Dec. 26, 2016, 7:54 a.m.
Recreational crabbing season coming to a close in the Sound
The Puget Sound recreational winter crabbing season is coming to a close.
Sat., Dec. 17, 2016, 6:35 p.m.
Couple’s messages in a bottle tie strangers together
Somewhere on the currents of Puget Sound is a clear glass wine bottle containing a conversation. It’s been floating with its cargo of letters for the past four years. When …
Wed., Dec. 7, 2016, 2:31 p.m.
Groups sue feds to force Washington to protect Puget Sound
An environmental group is suing the federal government to force Washington state to do more to protect Puget Sound from polluted runoff from roads, farms, logging and boats.