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Innovative agreement highlights practices that are good for farms and the environment
More than 40 farms representing 110,000 acres in Eastern Washington are in line to become among the first Farmed Smart certified agriculture operations in the Northwest.
Making a stink: the Pacific stinkworm
When disturbed, Travisia pupa, the stinkworm, as its name suggests, gives off a pungent odor similar to rotting garlic.
Tacoma Smelter Plume: Recap of Tacoma Public Meetings

Last week Ecology held two public meetings on the progress of the Tacoma Smelter Plume project. Over 50 people came out to learn about yard sampling and cleanup in Tacoma neighborhoods.

New report compiles information about Washington’s groundwater health
A new report called the Washington Nitrate Prioritization Project identifies groundwater areas in the state that are most vulnerable to nitrate contamination.
Shifting sands: The sand star is born to run
If you’ve ever been to an aquarium or explored a tide pool, then this Critter of the Month is no stranger to you!
The seed shrimp are more than meets the eye
This month we bring you an entire group of nifty little critters collectively known as the ostracods, or seed shrimp.
The British Columbian Doto: Just another Northwest slug?
The Doto is a species of sea slug, also known as a nudibranch. It is a marine gastropod in the family Dotidae.
Where there’s a quill, there’s a way: The slender sea pen
This month's critter looks a lot like an old fashioned-feather quill pen and is fittingly named Stylatula elongata, the sea pen.
The story beneath Kirkland's new Google building

Google Inc. will dedicate new offices next week in Kirkland. The structure occupies a formerly contaminated site, and rests on the most solid environmental foundations possible.

500+ acres of wetlands conserved this World Wetlands Day!!

World Wetlands Day comes with an extra cause to celebrate this year; we're awarding over $4 million in federal grants to acquire, restore, and protect wetlands.

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