Climate change

Climate change poses a threat to Washington's water supplies, coastlines, farms and forests. Ecology is working to reduce the carbon pollution that is causing climate change.
Climate change poses a threat to Washington's water supplies, coastlines, farms and forests. Ecology is working to reduce the carbon pollution that is causing climate change.

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Washington wetlands: where spring wonders await
Honor American Wetlands Month by visiting a wetland near you.
It’s Air Quality Awareness Week:
May 4-8 is the 14th annual Air Quality Awareness Week. This year’s theme is “Better Air, Better Health.”
Creating a consistent approach for evaluating greenhouse gas impacts
In December 2019, Gov. Jay Inslee directed us to develop consistent, comprehensive standards for evaluating greenhouse gas emissions from major new projects.
Comment period extended for environmental review of Chehalis flood reduction project
The public is invited to participate in an online public hearing April 2 & online public meeting April 21 to comment on draft environmental review for proposed Chehalis River flood reduction project.
Helping communities reduce risks before floods, find solutions in the aftermath
In February, 2020, flooding brought the biggest disaster in decades to Southeast Washington. Learn how we're helping communities recover and improve their resiliency to future floods.
Zero Emission Vehicles: Driving towards the future

Washington state reached its 2020 goal of having 50,000 zero-emission electric vehicles on the road in September 2019.

Floating the Yakima River with a purpose

Warm water is becoming all too common in the summer months. So much so, that we have teams floating the river to document refuges of cooler water.

Don't let ground-level ozone ruin your summer fun

It’s the time of year you want to be outside but we’re not excited about ground-level ozone. 

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.
Reynolds Smelter Cleanup/Millennium Bulk Terminals - Longview Update
There's a lot happening at the former Reynolds smelter site in Cowlitz County's industrial area this autumn.

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