PNS Daily News - February 27, 2017
Today’s rundown covers several topics including: the president set to address defense spending and healthcare reform; immigrants struggle to speak-up amid deportation fears; and new research suggests public transportation should be the way to go for already stressed-out commuters.
SEATTLE – Many of the effects of climate change scientists did not expect to happen for decades into the future are happening now. According to a new study in the journal Science, researchers found that every ecosystem on Earth is being impacted by a warming globe, from the genetic level up.
SEATTLE - Environmental groups say railway company BNSF is allowing coal to fall off uncovered coal trains and into Washington's waterways, and this week they're looking to prove it in front of a federal judge in Seattle. The Puget Soundkeeper, Natural Resource Defense Council and others say BNSF i
SEATTLE - The large wildfires burning in Eastern Washington have prompted Gov. Jay Inslee to declare a state of emergency in 20 counties. Although this year's in-state fire season has been quiet, wildfires now threaten homes and businesses. As state agencies mobilize to help the victims, non-Englis
SEATTLE - Although this year's fire season has started slow compared with last year, rising temperatures in Washington state's forecast could ramp it up. The U.S. Department of the Interior said one threat to putting out fires across the west is drones. This year, drones have interfered with more th
SEATTLE – Choosing the right gasoline could keep your engine cleaner and your car running longer, according to a new study from the American Automobile Association. AAA says it commissioned an independent lab to study the difference between gasoline designated Top Tier and other non-Top Tier
SEATTLE – Native American tribes in Washington state received a victory Monday from a federal appeals court that ruled the state must pay to fix fish blocking culverts. Culverts allow rivers and streams to flow underneath roadways, but can be trouble for salmon swimming upstream if the culve
SEATTLE - The Environmental Protection Agency rarely investigates complaints from minority communities that allege local environmental regulations are discriminatory. According to the Center for Public Integrity, only one of seven cases in Washington state has been accepted for investigation sinc
PASCO, Wash. – Supporters and opponents are gathering in Pasco today for the final public hearing on a massive coal-export terminal in Longview. Meetings were held in Longview and Spokane last week after the release of an environmental impact study by the Washington State Department of Ecolo