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  • UN report: Risk of uncontrollable wildfires will rise and spread globally

    Extreme wildfires may increase 14 percent by 2030, even with deep cuts to greenhouse gas emissions.

    Feb. 23, 2022

  • Debunking 3 myths about air pollution

    Watch environmental journalist Beth Gardiner debunk three myths about air pollution.

    Apr. 11, 2021

  • People more likely to die on smoky days, new UW research says

    Local scientists are beginning to understand how smoke exposure affects mortality in the Northwest.

    Jan. 21, 2020

  • Study: Minorities breathe more pollution than they make

    Authors looked at pollution from highways, coal-fired power plants, hog farms, other sources.

    Mar. 13, 2019

  • Coast Guard seeks comments on establishing ship anchorages

    Comment period continues through Aug. 9; Samish Island residents concerned.

    Aug. 3, 2017

  • How climate change covered China in smog

    Weather, emissions combine to form a smothering blanket of air pollution.

    Mar. 21, 2017

  • VW pleads guilty in diesel emissions scandal

    Automaker agrees to pay $4.3 million in penalties, but actual costs could be much higher.

    Mar. 10, 2017

  • Skagit farm faces air quality penalty

    State agencies have taken separate actions against U.S. Golden Eagle Farms in Skagit County.

    Dec. 1, 2016

  • Study: North Cascades glaciers shrinking dramatically

    Skagit River watershed glaciers have lost enough ice to equal the size of the city of Mount Vernon.

    Nov. 21, 2016

  • Study: 1 in 7 children globally lives with ‘toxic air’

    About 300 million children live in areas with “toxic” levels of air pollution, according to new research from the United Nations Children’s Fund.

    Oct. 31, 2016