Stories about the environment focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KNKX's Environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp.
Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition calls on EPA to maintain standards set in 2014
A polluted river runs through the heart of industrial Seattle. The Lower Duwamish waterway was designated a Superfund site in 2001 . Now the community coalition that has spent years helping shape the cleanup plan for this 5-mile stretch of the river says that plan is under assault.
Interior Secretary Deb Haaland visits Quinault as climate pushes coastal tribes to higher ground
Irreversible sea-level rise is among the permanent consequences of human-caused climate change. That’s one of the findings of the new report out this week from the United Nation’s panel of scientists, the IPCC. On the front lines of the new challenges that poses are Washington’s coastal tribes. They’re experiencing the effects of climate change firsthand, as the warming ocean swells into waterfront villages and alters the chemistry of ecosystems in the Salish Sea.
Worried about climate change? This Seattle therapist says you're not alone
The wildfires, drought and off-the-charts heat in the Northwest are just a few examples of extreme weather events that sound the climate-change alarm bells.
Swinomish Tribe objects as state allows Cooke Aquaculture to stock net pen at Hope Island
The Swinomish Tribe is filing another amicus brief this week, in support of a lawsuit against the state Department of Fish and Wildlife. Environmental groups want to stop Cooke Aquaculture’s plans to continue fish farming in Washington waters.
Unanimous county council vote bans new refineries, fossil fuel facilities at Cherry Point
"No one got everything they wanted, but we have a very good compromise on the table. … Please pass this ordinance as amended July 13."
Murray pushes climate as Senate tackles infrastructure, budget measures
Negotiations continue in the U.S. Senate around massive infrastructure and budget measures. U.S. Sen. Patty Murray, D-Washington, is among the Senate Democrats pushing provisions aimed at addressing climate change .
I love that there's this 5 minute highlight of the big importnat highlights of the environmental news of the day, though there is variety of longer segments sometimes that are nice to mix it up too. I wish there weren't SO MANY from one day (especially with the same annoying commercials at the beginning and end - most annoying to have to FF every 5-10 minutes), but if ever I want to "catch up on my sector", this is where I go. Thanks for covering such an important topic I wish more people new/cared about! And a great variety of speakers who cover all the different topics and reporting too :)