When Your School’s Environment Is Toxic

Dave Blake of the Northwest Clean Air Agency and Mike Anderson of Bellingham Public Schools test a portable for carbon dioxide levels. Photo: Katie Campbell.

by Tony Schick

Testing in California revealed a significant risk of student exposure to chemical compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls. The group doing the testing suggests a temporary move into portables, which have their own host of problems.

Potential For Navy War Games Alarms Peninsula Residents

Oct. 16, 2014 | by Patricia Murphy

EPA Fines Oregon Herbicide Applicator $1,500

Oct. 3, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Will The California Condor Put Lead Bullets On The Endangered Ammo List?

Oct. 2, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

Another Reason To Move To The Northwest: Hardly Any ‘Environmental Hazards’

Sept. 24, 2014 | by Olivia Poblacion

Seattle To Fine Residents For Not Composting

Sept. 23, 2014 | by Kim Malcolm

Portland Wins International Climate Leadership Award

Sept. 23, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Train Spills 2,000 Gallons Of Diesel In Washington

Sept. 19, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Oregon Lawmakers Consider Stronger Oversight Of Aerial Herbicide Spraying

Sept. 15, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Flash Floods Create Unusual Problem For Farmers, Fish

Sept. 15, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Mine Pays For Environmental Projects As Part Of Fine

Sept. 12, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Tribes Want EPA Involved In Washington Clean Water Rulemaking

Sept. 8, 2014 | by AP

Northwest Climate Study Shows Rising Temperatures Linked to Human Activity

Sept. 4, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

EPA Says Idaho Must Clean Up The Air In The Silver Valley

Aug. 21, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

Oregon To Decide On Controversial Coal Export Dock Permit Monday

Aug. 15, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Lawsuit Challenges Protection For Farming, Forestry

Aug. 13, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Oregon Issues Fine, Revokes License Of Curry County Herbicide Sprayer

Aug. 12, 2014 | by Tony Schick

Report: Banned Toxic PCB Still Showing Up In Everyday Products

Aug. 7, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Health Officials Plan Next Steps In Birth Defect Investigation

July 28, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Northwest Meth Houses To Get Scrubbed Under EPA Program

July 28, 2014 | by Jessica Robinson

Seattle Considers Fining Residents For Failing To Compost

July 24, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Columbia Sportswear Fined For Failing To Label Clothes Treated With Pesticide

July 22, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Obama’s Climate Initiatives in the Northwest

July 16, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Wildfire Destroys Homes, Burns More than 2,000 Acres In South-Central Oregon

July 15, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

EarthFix Survey Tracks Northwest Residents’ Opinions on Environmental Issues

July 11, 2014 | by Alexi Horowitz

Most Northwest Residents Say They Want Labeling For Genetically Modified Food

July 7, 2014 | by Devan Schwartz

EarthFix Conversation: Is There Hope For Salmon In Northwest Cities?

July 1, 2014 | by Cassandra Profita

Report: Urgent Recommendations For Tesoro Refinery Safety Were Suppressed

June 25, 2014 | by John Ryan

How Washington Is Working To Increase Latino Fishers

June 25, 2014 | by Courtney Flatt

Oregon Tests Waters On Lead Ammunition Regulation

June 23, 2014 | by Alando Ballantyne

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How Do You Squeeze Gardens Into Cityscapes? Think Vertical

by Sarah Strunin

In dense, concrete-locked urban areas like Seattle space for gardening is hard to come by. After all, this is a city where land is so valuable that people spend an average of $346 per square foot on their homes.

Build Your Own Garden Box With Recycled Plastic Lego-like Blocks

by Cassandra Profita

Three Portland MBA students invented a way to build raised garden beds with giant, recycled plastic Lego-like blocks and funded the idea with a Kickstarter campaign.

New Study Compares Your Carbon Footprint To Your Neighbors’

by Katie Campbell

If you live in the heart of a city like Seattle or Portland, your carbon footprint is about half the national average. But the people living in the surrounding suburbs more than make up for it. In some places, suburbanites emit four times the amount of carbon as city dwellers.

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