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Cedar River southeast of Seattle closed by massive landslide

(via www.oregonlive.com)

No one was injured in the landslide which damaged some homes.

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on May 10, 2014 at 09:20 PM

Washington county backs off plan to limit building in mudslide zones

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

OLYMPIA Wash. (Reuters) - The Washington state county where a mudslide killed dozens of people in March has backed off a plan to temporarily ban home building in landslide-prone areas because of fears it would unduly dampen development, county officials said on Tuesday.    A proposed six-month ban was originally put forward by Snohomish County Council Chairman Dave Somers after the mudslide nea...

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on May 07, 2014 at 02:20 AM
Hundreds march in Seattle; ...

Hundreds march in Seattle; police make arrests

(via news.yahoo.com)

Hundreds of peaceful demonstrators marched in Seattle on May Day for immigrant rights and a minimum wage increase, but a smaller group of sometimes-masked protesters kept police busy as the sun went down. ...

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on May 02, 2014 at 05:20 PM

Study finds Fukushima radioactivity in tuna off Oregon, Washington

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A sample of albacore tuna caught off the shores of Oregon and Washington state have small levels of radioactivity from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, researchers said on Tuesday. 

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on May 01, 2014 at 01:20 AM

Three Seattle firms agree to settle violations with EPA and protect local waters from stormwater (WA)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

EPA: Cases resolved as part Agency?s Puget Sound Initiative(Seattle, WA ? April 30, 2014) As part of ongoing federal and state efforts to restore Puget Sound, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is announcing enforcement actions against three Seattle-area companies for discharging industrial st...

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on Apr 30, 2014 at 09:50 PM
When it comes to Tesla, Was...

When it comes to Tesla, Washington state is the anti-New Jersey

(via www.treehugger.com)

Tesla wins this round, but the war will be long, as the electric car maker still has to fight auto dealer lobbyists in dozens of states.

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on Apr 17, 2014 at 09:23 PM

Des Moines Public Schools Receives 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Honors (IA)

(via yosemite.epa.gov)

Environmental NewsFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE(Lenexa, Kan., April 3, 2014) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) have selected the Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) for the 2014 Energy Star Partner of the Year Award for Climate Communications and...

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on Apr 03, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Number of missing in Washington mudslide drops to 13, official says

(via reuters.us.feedsportal.com)

DARRINGTON, Washington (Reuters) - The number of people missing in the mudslide in Washington state has dropped to 13, down from 20 earlier on Wednesday, incident command spokeswoman Sheri Badger said.

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on Apr 03, 2014 at 02:50 AM
Video shows boy's dramatic ...

Video shows boy's dramatic rescue from Wash. mudslide

(via news.yahoo.com)

As the search for survivors in the Washington state mudslide enters its fifth day, dramatic video of a 4-year-old boy being pulled from the mud via helicopter has been released.

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on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:55 PM
25 feared dead in Wash. mud...

25 feared dead in Wash. mudslide; 911 calls ranged from calm to frantic

(via news.yahoo.com)

SEATTLE (AP) — Audio recordings of 911 calls made in the moments after a massive, deadly mudslide struck the tiny Washington state town of Oso ranged from a frantic woman who reported people screaming for help to a caller who described her amazement that the landslide had pushed a house all the way across a highway.

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on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:54 PM