Article courtesy of Science Daily and NOAA Headquarters | January 10th, 2017 | Science Daily | Shared as educational material. Pollutant derived domoic acid is increasingly accumulating in shellfish in ocean waters off the coasts of Oregon and Washington. This is threatening the ocean’s food web. Domoic acid, produced by certain types of marine algae, […]
Article courtesy of Samantha Larson | October 11th, 2016 | Crosscut.com | Shared as educational material. Seattle is trying out a new but old solution in order to combat pollution from rainfall runoff. They intend to replace pavement in a certain area in the city with things like grass and soil. Unlike pavement, soil and […]
You’re going to want to stay out of Wiser and Toad lakes and keep your pets out of the water, too, for the time being. Tests have confirmed that the blue-green algae bloom in those lakes are toxic. Warning signs were posted at the lakes Friday, Sept. 4, according to Greg Stern, Whatcom County, WA health officer.
The cities of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett are asking people to avoid wasting water in response to the hot, dry weather and low river levels. The cities have implemented stage one of their water storage response plans. Seattle and Everett say their water outlook is “fair” and they should have enough water supply into fall when rainfall typically replenishes the supply.
The county says the color is due to “naturally-occurring manganese” in the Lake Mooney Reservoir. The manganese levels have increased because the recent rain mixes up the lake water, disturbing the deposits that normally sit away from water intake valves.
To outsiders, Leslie Stump’s 40 acres of scruffy land in the alkali flats south of Toppenish might not look like much, but for her and her children — who catch frogs in the ditch and help her tend to the animals — it’s their own little piece of paradise.
Residents and business owners on Mercer Island may have to wait until Monday to know whether their tap water is safe to drink again, after E. coli bacteria was detected.
The Fircrest City Council will make a decision at its regular meeting Tuesday whether to end its 57-year practice of adding fluoride to the city’s drinking water.
Leaks of fracking waste water from three impoundments in Washington County have contaminated soil and groundwater, prompting the state to issue a violation notice at one site and increase monitoring and testing at another.
It’s been four days since a possible E. coli contamination in Spokane Valley was identified and some people have yet to be notified about the contamination by Pasadena Park Irrigation District 17.
Some residents who haven’t been notified actually found out from their neighbors or the media.
Article courtesy of Brandy Kiger Shreve | March 12, 2014 | The Northern Light | Shared as educational material Terrell Creek contamination Snook Brook Farms of Ferndale has been identified as one of the main points of origin of the fecal coliform bacteria contamination in Terrell Creek, which resulted in a beach closure near where […]
How would you like to drink tap water so polluted that it should be defined as hazardous waste? That’s what the majority of people in the United States capital have been drinking—with the CDC’s complicity.