Ecology Blog

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!
Better living through Green Chemistry
After nearly a century of manufacturing dangerous toxic chemicals, a new perspective in the field has emerged called "Green Chemistry."
Draft permit outlines path to a healthier Puget Sound
We are continuing our work with Puget Sound communities to reduce the amount of nutrients flowing through wastewater treatment plants and into Puget Sound.
Fecal Matters: Saltwater State Park is open for water recreation, King County
Public Health Seattle & King County lifted the no-contact advisory at Saltwater State Park in King County.
Behind the decision
Ecology Director Laura Watson explains the analysis leading to the decision to deny a permit for a methanol plant in Kalama.

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