Ecology Blog

No Discharge Zone continues to protect Puget Sound
We have good news for Puget Sound as EPA reaffirms the No Discharge Zone.
Ecology secures $3.6 million to restore and preserve vital coastal wetlands
We've secured nearly $3.6 million in federal grants to protect 725 acres of coastal wetlands in Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston & Whatcom counties.
Secrets of the dead: Using dead-shell assemblages to reconstruct past conditions at the bottom of Puget Sound
Scientists from our Marine Sediment Monitoring Team have teamed up with peers from the University of Chicago to learn the history of life under Puget Sound
Making food packaging safer with alternatives to toxic chemicals
Consumers in Washington may soon see safer food packaging. We published a report identifying alternatives with fewer toxic chemicals.
Preventing a Dust Bowl in Washington
Dust storms are a threat in Eastern Washington. Learn what we're doing to protect soils and human health.
Anderson Lake study suggests toxic blooms are a recent development
Core sampling study shows history of Anderson Lake’s toxic algae
Invasive Species
Despite its beautiful appearance, flowering rush is an invasive weed that threatens waterways throughout the state
Comment on cruise ship agreement amendments
Seeking comments on proposed amendments to Washington's cruise ship environmental agreement.
Don’t go breaking my heart, crab!
As rare and wondrous as true love itself, the heart crab maintains a quiet existence, delighting the hearts of those lucky enough for a chance encounter.
How an oil spill can lead to salmon habitat
Grants are available for environmental enhancement and restoration work. Apply now!

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