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Stories about the environment focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KNKX's Environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp.

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Stories about the environment focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KNKX's Environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp.

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By Uplifting, real, hope :) - Sep 03 2016
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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 :)

iTunes Ratings

20 Ratings
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17
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1
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2

Environmental Gurus

By Uplifting, real, hope :) - Sep 03 2016
Read more
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 :)
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Environment

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Stories about the environment focused on the Pacific Northwest, with many from KNKX's Environment reporter, Bellamy Pailthorp.

Rank #1: Orca task force adds 13 recommendations at final meeting as 'biological extinction' looms

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Their goal is clear: to prevent Puget Sound’s iconic Southern Resident killer whales from going extinct. Solving that problem is anything but simple. The task force convened by Gov. Jay Inslee to save the orcas added 13 new recommendations this week, at its final meeting. The additions to the group’s so-called “Year 2 Report” cover more than 100 pages, adding climate change and population growth to the list of issues complicating orca recovery.

Oct 08 2019

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Rank #2: ‘I’m always optimistic, I have to be.’ Author recalls early orca research amid book tour

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Two pods of the scarcely seen Southern Resident orca population showed up in the waters off Seattle within just a few hours of author Erich Hoyt’s return to the Pacific Northwest for his book tour.

Sep 24 2019

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Rank #3: Federal shellfish permit doesn't protect environment, judge rules

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A U.S. judge has thrown out a federal permit for the Washington state shellfish industry that failed to comply with environmental regulations.

Oct 17 2019

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Rank #4: 'Hot Water Reports' use government's own data to highlight unsafe conditions for fish

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When salmon and steelhead don't get the cold water they need, it costs them more energy to survive. Their reproductive success can be diminished and they become more vulnerable to disease.

Aug 19 2019

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Rank #5: Audubon warns climate change could put more than half of Washington bird species at risk

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More than half of the birds in our state are at risk of extinction because of climate change. That's according to a new national report from the Audubon Society, which gives detailed analysis of climate impacts on about 600 species of North American birds — and a state-by-state breakdown of their fates.

Oct 11 2019

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Rank #6: Seattle City Council to discuss mayor’s proposed tax on oil-powered home heat

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Seattle is aiming to become carbon neutral by 2050. Mayor Jenny Durkan has proposed a new tax on oil-powered residential heat to encourage a switch to cleaner electric sources. The city council takes up that proposal in committee Friday.

Aug 15 2019

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Rank #7: Cooke Aquaculture partners with Jamestown S'Klallam Tribe to farm native fish in the Salish Sea

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It’s been more than two years since Cooke Aquaculture’s net pens collapsed at Cypress Island near Anacortes. The fallout led the state Legislature to ban net-pen farming of non-native fish in Washington waters. Now, Cooke is back with plans to farm two native species in its pens in Port Angeles Harbor.

Oct 17 2019

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Rank #8: 'Deceptive solution' or bridge fuel? Fight over half-built LNG project continues in Tacoma.

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Editor's note: This series originally published May 22. Environment reporter Bellamy Pailthorp was in Tacoma on Tuesday covering the latest developments, including an anti-LNG march and a public hearing related to permits for the proposed project. Listen to her coverage on All Things Considered today and Morning Edition tomorrow, and revisit previous coverage (updates at the bottom of this post). Puget Sound Energy CEO Kimberly Harris wasn’t surprised to receive a call from Gov. Jay Inslee the afternoon of May 8. But she was surprised to hear what he had to say.

Aug 27 2019

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Rank #9: Alaska Airlines campaign #fillbeforeyoufly urges passengers to reduce plastic waste

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Of all the things people do every year, flying causes more greenhouse gas pollution than almost anything. Seattle-based Alaska Airlines is working to shrink that carbon footprint. Its latest move is a campaign to reduce plastic waste on flights.

Sep 13 2019

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Rank #10: Health of Commencement Bay has come a long way, but Tacoma still has more work to do

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David Bean remembers when his family didn’t have enough room for all the salmon in their boat. “We caught so much fish that we had to call folks to bring their skiffs over,” said Bean, chairman of the Puyallup Tribe of Indians. “I remember one, we overflowed that skiff so much to one side it flipped over and we lost one skiff-load of salmon. But we still had three.” The waters in and around Tacoma have changed since then. Still, efforts made in recent years have spurred progress.

Sep 13 2019

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