Once a Polluter, Boeing Now Leading on Duwamish River Cleanup

By Will Stelle, special to The Seattle Times

The Duwamish River is probably the hardest-working river in Washington. It has long supported industry, with Boeing building thousands of World War II airplanes on its shores. It has been dredged, channelized and, yes, heavily polluted along the way — it became a Superfund site in 2001.

Climate Alert: Global CO2 Exceeds Critical 400PPM Level

Concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere reaches dangerous record quantity.

FOR YEARS, CLIMATE SCIENTISTS have warned us that if the concentration of carbon dioxide, a harmful heat-trapping greenhouse gas, exceeds 400 parts per million (PPM) for a sustained period of time, we will likely face a vicious cycle of deteriorating climatic conditions leading to even more extreme global temperatures, greater weather instability, rising sea levels and other nature-based calamities. 

Video: A River Reborn: Restoring Salmon Habitat along the Duwamish River

Watch how Boeing helped NOAA restore salmon habitat near Seattle
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Just south of Seattle, Boeing has created the largest habitat restoration in the Lower Duwamish Waterway, transforming nearly one mile of former industrial waterfront into a wetland resource that improves Puget Sound salmon runs. This habitat work was coordinated with the Natural Resource Trustees, a group made up of local tribes and state and federal agencies, including the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).

Improving Aviation by Revolutionizing Weather Forecasting


At Southwest Airlines, our Meteorology Team is small, but mighty. Our four-person Team helps to support the weather-related strategic decision process here at Southwest; however, we also are involved with many other industry efforts and projects. One example is our strong partnership with both Aeronautical Radio Incorporated (ARINC) and the National Oceanic and Atmosphere Association (NOAA).

Rebooting the Ocean Restoration Movement

The Fish Reef Project is Re-Booting the Ocean Enhancement & Restoration Movement One Fish Reef at a Time
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Santa Barbara, Calif., July 23, 2013 /3BL Media/ – For every society-shaping movement a cycle of life and death occurs; there can also be colorful peaks and valleys and even memorable renaissances. Such is the case with the ocean enhancement and restoration movement that is being charged back to life by a local 501(c)(3) public non-profit organization known as the Fish Reef Project (FRP). Founded by Captain Chris Goldblatt, FRP will create California’s very first marine life enhancement Fish Reef just three miles South West of Santa Barbara Harbor.

FedEx Returns Long-lost Possessions Washed to Sea by Japanese Tsunami

Residents of northern Japan receive deliveries containing their personal items found in Alaska 15 months after the devastating earthquake and tsunami
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(3BL Media) Memphis, TN - June 13, 2012 - Today, FedEx Express began making four very special deliveries containing personal items lost at sea after Japan’s March 2011 earthquake and tsunami. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), most tsunami debris washing up along the U.S. West Coast cannot be traced to any owner. But these special deliveries of a soccer ball, basketball, volleyball and buoy are different — they could be tracked to their owners in Japan.

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