department of natural resources http://kplu.org en Wildfire Awareness Week begins with 2 blazes burning in W. Wash. http://kplu.org/post/wildfire-awareness-week-begins-2-blazes-burning-w-wash <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Wildfire Awareness Week began Monday with </span><a href="http://www.kplu.org/post/mercury-rises-86-breaks-record-days-high-seattle-area" style="line-height: 1.5;">record-breaking heat</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and crews working to contain two blazes that broke out over the weekend in Western Washington.</span></p><p> Mon, 06 May 2013 23:39:00 +0000 Martha Kang & Anna King 8681 at http://kplu.org Wildfire Awareness Week begins with 2 blazes burning in W. Wash. Sinking incident points to state’s struggle with derelict vessels http://kplu.org/post/sinking-incident-points-state-s-struggle-derelict-vessels <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two derelict vessels are sinking in a bankrupt marina near Tacoma. Fire fighters have circled them with oil booms to contain any pollutants.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The incident is the latest in a series of stories that show the link between ecological health and the economy.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The two boats in question were chained together when one of them, the Helena Star, began to sink. The other, the Golden West, was listing badly when coast guard and firefighters got to the scene. </span></p> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:02:53 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7647 at http://kplu.org Sinking incident points to state’s struggle with derelict vessels Landslide risk high, state asks public's help http://kplu.org/post/landslide-risk-high-state-asks-publics-help <p>The heavy rains dumped by the Pineapple Express have caused so many landslides, the state is asking your help in keeping track of them.&nbsp;</p><p>The National Weather Service reports 29 major landslides since Friday.&nbsp;</p><p><a href="http://www.dnr.wa.gov/RecreationEducation/News/Pages/2010_12_13_landslides_nr.aspx">Washington's Department of Natural Resources reports</a> the slides have damaged roads, houses, and power lines across western Washington, and portions of the Burke-Gilman trail in Seattle.&nbsp;</p><p> Tue, 14 Dec 2010 01:50:42 +0000 KPLU News Staff 355 at http://kplu.org Landslide risk high, state asks public's help Cherry Point Reserve Ten Years in the Making http://kplu.org/post/cherry-point-reserve-ten-years-making <P>There’s a stretch of shoreline north of Bellingham that hosts oil refineries and other heavy industry. It’s also a key feeding ground for salmon, shorebirds and killer whales. The new Cherry Point Aquatic Reserve – a decade in the making – is meant to thread the needle between protecting the environment and safeguarding family wage jobs.</P> <P> Sun, 21 Nov 2010 23:36:56 +0000 Liam Moriarty 186 at http://kplu.org Cherry Point Reserve Ten Years in the Making