Environment Section

City of SeaTac holding Recycling & Rain Barrel Event on Saturday, April 19

City of SeaTac holding Recycling & Rain Barrel Event on Saturday, April 19

The City of SeaTac will be holding a Recyling Collection Event on Saturday, April 19 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Tyee Educational Complex parking lot. In addition to recycling, there will also be a Rain... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Sea-Tac Airport unveils new electrification project

SLIDESHOW: Sea-Tac Airport unveils new electrification project

On Tuesday (March 18), Sea-Tac Airport unveiled a new electrification project, meant to convert vehicles on the airfield from fossil fuels to electric power, in hopes of saving millions of dollars and... [Read more]

SeaTac’s Neighborhood Grant Program application deadline extended

SeaTac’s Neighborhood Grant Program application deadline extended

The City of SeaTac’s 2014 “Pilot to Try It” Neighborhood Grant Program will now accept applications through March 31. SeaTac is committed to providing an environment that promotes resident involvement.... [Read more]

Home soil testing being offered for Tacoma Smelter Plume pollution in area

Home soil testing being offered for Tacoma Smelter Plume pollution in area

The Department of Ecology is working with Public Health – Seattle & King County to re-launch the Dirt Alert Program in South King County, and is offering free soil testing to local residents... [Read more]

Comment time extended another month for proposed cleanup at Lora Lake sites

Comment time extended another month for proposed cleanup at Lora Lake sites

The Washington State Department of Ecology announced Thursday (Dec. 12) that it is extending the period for public comments at the former Lora Lake Apartments for another month, accepting feedback until... [Read more]

Burn Ban upped to ‘Stage 2′ for King County

Burn Ban upped to ‘Stage 2′ for King County

To protect public health from worsening air pollution, the Puget Sound Clean Air Agency has elevated the burn ban for King and Snohomish counties to Stage 2, effective as of 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 25. A... [Read more]

Port of Seattle Commission approves Part 150 Study

Port of Seattle Commission approves Part 150 Study

The Port of Seattle Commission on Tuesday (Oct. 22) approved the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Part 150 Noise and Land-Use Compatibility Study. The study will next be submitted to the FAA and... [Read more]

SeaTac City Council approves 7-year contract with CleanScapes

SeaTac City Council approves 7-year contract with CleanScapes

Tuesday night (Oct. 8), the SeaTac City Council unanimously approved a seven-year contract with CleanScapes for garbage, recycling and compost/yard waste services beginning June 1, 2014. The contract... [Read more]

Care about the extension of SR-509? Here’s your chance to share your thoughts

Care about the extension of SR-509? Here’s your chance to share your thoughts

Throughout September and October, local residents, businesses and organizations will have opportunities to share their feedback on the proposed completion of the SR-509 Corridor/Puget Sound Gateway Project... [Read more]

SLIDESHOW: Repairs finished on Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway

SLIDESHOW: Repairs finished on Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway

Click to Play Francis Zera’s Slideshow Story & Photos by Francis Zera Repairs were recently completed to Sea-Tac Airport’s center runway (16C/34C), which had been closed from July 8 –... [Read more]