Stories tagged: pollution
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 13, 2019, 5:06 p.m.
Coke will start selling canned Dasani in the U.S. Northeast next month, with plans to expand the product to other parts of the country in 2020.
Fri., Aug. 9, 2019, 2:22 p.m.
The Nez Perce Tribe has filed a lawsuit to force a Canadian company to clean up an idle central Idaho mining area – which the company says it plans to …
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019, 6:39 p.m.
The fight to save the seas from plastic waste may mean the end for mini bottles of shampoo and other toiletries that hotel guests love to stuff into their luggage.
Sat., July 13, 2019
Millions of gallons of untreated runoff entered the Spokane River after major May rainstorm, report says
Twenty minutes of intense rain inundated the city’s subterranean stormwater retention system, sending millions of gallons of untreated stormwater runoff and sewage to flow directly into the Spokane River.
Fri., June 28, 2019, 3 a.m.
Local governments, industries submit plans to limit pollution in Spokane River as conservation groups cry foul
The Department of Ecology has accepted applications from Spokane, Liberty Lake, Spokane County, Kaiser and Inland Empire Paper to avoid having to meet a standard for cancer-causing pollution that they …
Tue., June 25, 2019, 12:22 p.m.
Researchers say they may have identified a new kind of plastic pollution in the sea and they’re calling it “plasticrust.”
UPDATED: Tue., June 18, 2019, 5:01 p.m.
America’s air has been steadily getting cleaner, but the last two years that’s not been the case with more unhealthy air.
UPDATED: Mon., June 3, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Carnival Corp. reached a settlement Monday with federal prosecutors in which the world’s largest cruise line agreed to pay a $20 million penalty because its ships continued to pollute the …
UPDATED: Sat., May 11, 2019, 6:51 p.m.
Nearly every country in the world has agreed upon a legally binding framework to reduce the pollution from plastic waste except for the United States, U.N. environmental officials say.
Fri., April 26, 2019, 4:01 p.m.
If this plastic bag gets into the ocean, an animal like a turtle or shark might mistake it for a jellyfish they want to eat and the bag will get …
Fri., April 5, 2019, 5 a.m.
A groundwater plume stretching from the smelter shuttered in 2000 on Hawthorne Road would be pumped to the surface and treated near the new northside Costco under a plan proposed …
UPDATED: Wed., April 3, 2019, 10:02 p.m.
The Washington Department of Ecology has awarded $15,000 to Spokane County’s parks department to plant native vegetation along Hangman Creek at the Hangman Valley Golf Course.
Thu., March 14, 2019, 3 a.m.
Mayor David Condon was on Capitol Hill last week pitching the city’s plan to address its problem with sewage overflows into the Spokane River by building massive stormwater reservoirs beneath …
Sun., Feb. 3, 2019, 6 a.m.
Gonzaga study reveals high levels of microplastics in Spokane River, suggests particles in drinking water as well
The tenuous plastic fibers, visible only through the magnified view of a microscope, sent Jacob Peterson reeling into eddies of anxiety.
Tue., Jan. 22, 2019, 4:45 a.m.
Legislature considers statewide ban on single-use plastic bags.
UPDATED: Sat., Jan. 19, 2019, 4:49 p.m.
Idaho’s top environmental official says his agency needs money needs money to clean up toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine near one of the world’s top ski …
Fri., Oct. 5, 2018
Citing an ongoing federal review of a pollution standard the congresswoman and local interests say is unattainable by current technology, McMorris Rodgers asked the Department of Ecology this week to …
Wed., Sept. 19, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
The Trump administration on Tuesday rolled back an Obama-era rule that forced energy companies to capture methane – a key contributor to climate change that’s released in huge amounts during …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 3, 2018, 3:35 p.m.
Northern West Virginia coal country will be ground zero for the effects of the rollback on regulation of coal power plants. An EPA analysis concludes the plan would lead to …
Fri., Aug. 31, 2018, 11:29 a.m.
The Trump administration is rolling back some U.S. regulations on climate-changing methane pollution, calling them expensive and burdensome, but Colorado says its rules are working – and they have industry …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 1:18 p.m.
Almost one-fifth of disposable contact lens wearers flush them down sinks or toilets amounting to 10 metric tons of microplastics flowing into U.S. wastewater plants and ultimately waterways, posing a …
UPDATED: Sun., July 29, 2018, 9:21 a.m.
The measure, which passed as part of a larger spending package approved by the House of Representatives, prohibits the federal agency from enforcing its new water quality standards in Washington …
Wed., July 18, 2018, 4:47 p.m.
Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what’s found in major cities, according to …
Wed., May 16, 2018, 2:13 p.m.
Environmental groups challenged the Trump administration in federal court Wednesday over its rejection of an Obama-era proposal that would have required mining companies to prove they have enough money to …
UPDATED: Fri., March 30, 2018, 6:07 p.m.
The Trump administration is expected to announce that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were a pillar in the Obama administration’s plans to combat climate …
Fri., March 30, 2018, 6 a.m.
A 2015 federal lawsuit filed by the nonprofit Spokane Riverkeeper organization has led to a 10-year cleanup plan for Latah Creek, one of the major tributaries into the Spokane River. …
Thu., Feb. 15, 2018, 2:18 p.m.
In a surprising study, scientists say everyday chemicals now rival cars as a source of air pollution
In a major study released Thursday, a team of government and university scientists say that the nature of air pollution is changing dramatically as cars become cleaner – leaving personal-care …
Sun., Feb. 4, 2018, 5:32 p.m.
The Islamic State footprint on Iraq’s environment may be unprecedented and permanent, with a toxic legacy that includes wide-scale cattle deaths, fields that no longer yield edible crops and chronic …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
State auditors say the state environmental agency’s backlog of inspections and permits could endanger Oregon’s air quality and residents’ health.
Thu., Dec. 21, 2017, 6 a.m.
Spokane County marijuana farmers say pollution controls, regulations and low prices threaten their business
Fees and rules for controlling the smell of marijuana emanating from the county’s dozens of marijuana farms are going to regulate small players right out of the nascent industry, growers …