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New Ecology guidance helps protect cleanup sites from climate change impacts
Addressing climate change is a critical challenge for Washington state and a priority for Ecology. In response to our changing climate, we have created new guidance for cleaning up toxic sites.
What the shell? The tusk shells are in a class all their own
Tusk shells belong to the Class Scaphopoda, meaning boat foot. In contrast to a real elephant's ivory tusk, a scaphopod's conical shell is open on both ends.
Help chart the future of the Pacific coast

Ecology is taking public comments on the state's proposed Marine Spatial Plan and draft Environmental Impact Statement until Dec. 12, 2017.

Puget Sound Nutrient Watch: The Salish Sea Computer Model

We explain how the Salish Sea Model and other scientific computer models help us better understand the world around us.

Testing for toxics

New testing by our product testing team found chemicals that could be toxic in children’s products.

Things that go bump in the night: the sea spiders look a fright
Sea spiders have segmented bodies, hard exoskeletons, and long, thin legs like land spiders, but they are not closely related.
Get ready to "fall" for the orange sea pen
The orange sea pen resembles a colorful autumn tree waving in the breeze of moving water currents.
Mercury in retrograde: Tracking down a toxic threat

Cleaning up mercury contamination and getting mercury out of the environment has been a priority at Ecology for decades

Eyes Over Puget Sound; Sunny, warm, and colorful

Late summer 2017 brings warm air temperatures and drier conditions throughout Puget Sound. Streamflows in the region's northern rivers are lower than rivers in South Puget Sound.

A moment in the sun for the common sun star
With its bright sun-like appearance, the common sun star is one of the more beautiful creatures in Puget Sound.

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