Olympic Peninsula http://kplu.org en Feds testing drones for scientific and environmental missions http://kplu.org/post/feds-testing-drones-scientific-and-environmental-missions <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">They’re the tools of modern-day warfare: unmanned aircraft systems better known as drones.</span></p><p>They’re also being tested to help carry out important scientific missions, including surveys of wildlife and marine debris in the <a href="http://olympiccoast.noaa.gov/" target="_blank">National Marine Sanctuary</a> off the coast of the Olympic Peninsula. Tue, 09 Jul 2013 12:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 9273 at http://kplu.org Feds testing drones for scientific and environmental missions Olympic Peninsula wilderness plan is scaled back, but is it a compromise? http://kplu.org/post/olympic-peninsula-wilderness-plan-scaled-back-it-compromise <p>Senator Patty Murray and Congressman Norm Dicks hit the Olympic Peninsula Thursday, trying to sell locals on a <a href="http://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/newsreleases?ContentRecord_id=54a6372f-2583-441c-9fa2-2006a9d4b8a3">plan to designate more wilderness </a>there. They say their latest bill is a grand compromise, and they’re hoping to convince Olympic Peninsula communities that fought earlier versions.</p> Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:06:23 +0000 Gabriel Spitzer 5998 at http://kplu.org Olympic Peninsula wilderness plan is scaled back, but is it a compromise? Clean up continues after fuel tanker spill on Olympic Peninsula http://kplu.org/post/clean-continues-after-fuel-tanker-spill-olympic-peninsula <p>An estimated 4,300 gallons of fuel spilled Wednesday when a tanker truck overturned on U.S. Highway 101 about 25 miles south of Forks. Work continues at the site today to contain the spill as quickly as possible.</p><p>Kim Schmanke&nbsp;of the state&#39;s Department of Ecology says crews righted the damaged trailer late Wednesday afternoon. The State Patrol says the truck driver wasn&#39;t injured in crash yesterday morning.&nbsp;</p><p>Schmanke says response agencies and cleanup contractors are working to recover the spilled fuel and assess environmental impacts.</p> Fri, 25 Feb 2011 00:36:30 +0000 KPLU News Staff & The Associated Press 872 at http://kplu.org Clean up continues after fuel tanker spill on Olympic Peninsula Newest state ferry in service today http://kplu.org/post/newest-state-ferry-service-today <P>The first new car ferry in Washington State in more than a decade enters scheduled service in Port Townsend this morning.&nbsp; The Chetzemoka (pronounced CHET-za-MOCH-ah) was christened Sunday. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 19:22:43 +0000 Tom Banse 144 at http://kplu.org Newest state ferry in service today