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In a trade-off designed to help the wind industry, the Obama administration will legalize the deaths of eagles that unknowingly fly into wind turbines.
Air pollution in Shanghai literally off the charts
The Air Quality Index only goes up to 500- Shanghai's record polution stepped beyond that, and far beyond the WHO's recommended 20.
Canada unprepared for oil in shared waters
A Candian panel has warned that the country is dramatically unprepared for an oil spill off British Columbia, where there are proposals to export large amounts of fuel to Asia. And a spill in Haro Straits would head right toward Washington waters and the San Juan Islands.
Collectible compost bins
Only in Seattle would the public utilities company hand out compost bins. But they're collectible, so get yours soon.
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Elwha dam removal revives salmon run
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