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2 Bellingham Bay cleanup projects will cost $38M and bid this spring

By JOURNAL STAFF

The Port of Bellingham will be seeking contractors for a pair of cleanup projects in Bellingham Bay.


Lumber chain stays flooring products safe

The defense came the day after “60 Minutes” aired findings that some of Lumber Liquidators' flooring made in China had high levels of formaldehyde, a carcinogen.


King County follows Microsoft's lead in using new software to save energy

By BENJAMIN MINNICK

King County officials are trying save energy in five buildings by using the same software that Microsoft uses to track HVAC systems in 125 buildings.


State wants to rid schools of PCBs

By JOURNAL STAFF

A new state chemical “action plan” seeks to rid schools of fluorescent light ballasts that contain toxic chemicals known as PCBs.


Skagit flowers blooming early

After a mild winter, fields of yellow daffodils near La Conner are blooming already and Skagit Valley tulips could flower early too.


Limits proposed for Alaska gas line

Gov. Bill Walker says he would veto a bill from the Alaska House speaker that would limit participation by the Alaska Gasline Development Corp., or AGDC, in an alternate gas pipeline project.


Tribe blames contractor for dredge delay

U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer and the Quileute Indian tribe are upset about delays in a dredging project at La Push, on the Olympic Peninsula coast, and they want the Oregon-based contractor held responsible.


International team builds $7M plant for Oregon potato co-op

This could have been the last year for the Malin Potato Co-op. Instead, the 52-year-old company is building a state-of-the-art, $7 million facility to move it into the future of agriculture.


$10M cleanup of ‘legacy wells' starts in Alaska

A contractor will begin work this month remediating six “legacy” wells drilled by the federal government decades ago in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska.


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Engineers and architects who design green roofs are using a new modeling tool to calculate the amount of stormwater a roof will retain.

Millennials are starting to enter the market and are looking for earth-friendly, smaller homes with more amenities.

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