Ecology Blog

$500,000 to help beat back the recycling crisis
Ecology’s Recycling Development Center has awarded $504,073 to 10 local governments and one university to help develop and grow markets for recycled materials.
Help us make food packaging safer in Washington
We’re working to find safer replacements for PFAS in six types of food packaging. Stakeholder and public input is crucial to the next assessment.
Boots on the ground: AmeriCorps members support Skookumchuck River restoration
Three of our Washington Conservation Corps field crews assisted Thurston Conservation District on a large-scale restoration project along the Skookumchuck River. 
A framework for greenhouse gas assessment
We released a framework for a new rule that would guide greenhouse gas environmental assessments in Washington.
No Discharge Zone continues to protect Puget Sound
We have good news for Puget Sound as EPA reaffirms the No Discharge Zone.
Ecology secures $3.6 million to restore and preserve vital coastal wetlands
We've secured nearly $3.6 million in federal grants to protect 725 acres of coastal wetlands in Skagit, Snohomish, Thurston & Whatcom counties.
Secrets of the dead: Using dead-shell assemblages to reconstruct past conditions at the bottom of Puget Sound
Scientists from our Marine Sediment Monitoring Team have teamed up with peers from the University of Chicago to learn the history of life under Puget Sound
Making food packaging safer with alternatives to toxic chemicals
Consumers in Washington may soon see safer food packaging. We published a report identifying alternatives with fewer toxic chemicals.
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

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