Latest Sumas-Blaine aquifer nitrate study sets the stage for large study in 2018

Nitrate in groundwater is a concern because of the risk of methemoglobinemia, or “blue-baby syndrome."

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.
New study finds widespread PFAS contamination – but also signs of progress

Per- and poly- fluorinated alkyl substances (aka PFAS, PFCs, PFOS) are building up in waterways and fish, but phasing them out could decrease chemical exposure.

Next phase of Port Gamble Bay cleanup is underway
Long used for recreation, food harvesting, and other culturally important activities, Port Gamble Bay, home to the Port Gamble S'Klallam Tribe, is one of seven Puget Sound Initiative priority bays.
Cu L8r, copper and zinc
Copper and zinc are among the most common pollutants found in Puget Sound. So, while no one is proposing getting rid of them completely, reducing their use where we can seems like a smart move.
Cleaning up: Over half of Everett Smelter Site residential yard cleanups done!
We're making progress cleaning up contamination left behind by the former Asarco smelter in northeast Everett.
Boots on the Ground: Staying mentally healthy during disaster deployment

In the midst of multiple disaster response deployments, WCC AmeriCorps member Alex Wunder shares about how to stay mentally healthy on assignment.

Water today — water for the next hundred years
Water stresses from population growth and increasing uncertainty from climate change will test the state's ability to manage this precious, limited resource.
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

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