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Hold That Smoke: Why We Call Burn Bans

Residential burning is the main source of fine particle air pollution in Washington in winter. Ecology calls burn bans to help protect air quality and the public's health. 

Cleaning up: Range of cleanup options considered for Lower Duwamish Waterway site

Tell us what you think of the cleanup options for the Boeing Isaacson Thompson site in the Lower Duwamish Waterway

National report reinforces importance of Washington’s climate resilience work

The National Climate Assessment is a comprehensive and sobering analysis of the current and future effects of climate change, including the impacts we’re already seeing here in the Northwest.  

Managing high water and flooding at Sprague Lake

A new Sprague Lake hydrology study identifies flood risk solutions for the area.

Meaningful Momentum: CCA Updates for Fall 2023

The cap-and-invest program team has been working hard! Check out what they've been up to this fall.

Stronger together: The promise of connecting North America’s clean energy leaders

On Nov. 2, Director Watson made a preliminary decision to pursue linking Washington’s cap-and-invest carbon reduction program to similar programs in California and the Canadian province of Québec.

Camano Island community takes the lead on septic solutions

The Maple Grove Community on Camano Island worked with Ecology and Craft3 to create a solution for their septic issues by the community, for the community. 

Bad blood? More like "mad love" for the Pacific blood star

With its bright coloring, the Pacific blood star Henricia leviuscula is a recognizable sight in rocky tide pools. Read on to learn about the crimson critter with a few tricks up its spindly sleeves.

Stormwater research collaboration leads to cleaner water for all

Ecology has municipal stormwater permits for the state’s populated cities & counties. The permits are aimed at reducing stormwater pollution, so that cleaner stormwater is entering local waterways.

Local partners using $3 million to safeguard critical shoreline areas

We are providing $3 million to help our partners safegurard their local shorelines.