air quality http://kuow.org en New Study: China Exporting Goods, Air Pollution To US http://kuow.org/post/new-study-china-exporting-goods-air-pollution-us <p>Westerly winds can carry air pollution from China across the Pacific Ocean in just a few days.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.pnas.org/content/early/2014/01/16/1312860111" title="">study</a> was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences by researchers in the United Kingdom, China and the U.S. Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:05:52 +0000 Ashley Ahearn 27439 at http://kuow.org New Study: China Exporting Goods, Air Pollution To US Seattle Schools Settles $750,000 Employment Discrimination Case http://kuow.org/post/seattle-schools-settles-750000-employment-discrimination-case <p></p><p>Seattle Public Schools is paying $750,000 to settle a lawsuit filed by a teacher who&nbsp;was fired for refusing to work in a building she says made her sick.&nbsp;</p><p>Former teacher Denise Frisino says when she worked at Nathan Hale High School seven years ago, the mold was so bad that she had a hard time breathing and a terrible cough. "It was to the point where I could not be inside the building for long. It was not a minor thing. It was a severe reaction," she says.&nbsp; Mon, 24 Dec 2012 16:41:40 +0000 Ann Dornfeld 5529 at http://kuow.org Seattle Schools Settles $750,000 Employment Discrimination Case Washington Governor Extends Burn Ban, Declares State of Emergency http://kuow.org/post/washington-governor-extends-burn-ban-declares-state-emergency <p>Dryer than normal conditions prompted Washington Governor Chris Gregoire to declare a state of emergency and extend a ban on outdoor fires. Outdoor burning is banned in all counties until October 15. The state is experiencing a rare stretch of dry weather.</p> Tue, 09 Oct 2012 00:21:21 +0000 Patricia Murphy 1210 at http://kuow.org Washington Governor Extends Burn Ban, Declares State of Emergency