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February 15, 2015 at 8:18 PM

Seattle Times wins Polk Award for Oso slide environmental coverage

The Seattle Times has won the prestigious George Polk Award for environmental reporting for stories linking the deadly mudslide in Oso, Wash., that killed 43 people to what the judges called “corners cut, safeguards disregarded and warnings ignored by” environmental regulators. The George Polk Awards are among the most prestigious in journalism, and have been…

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December 9, 2014 at 5:13 PM

Oso-slide report: Timber company logged 1 acre more than allowed

The Associated Press SEATTLE — A state review of logging near the deadly March landslide in Oso has found that a timber company logged one acre more than was allowed under a 2004 permit, but the report was inconclusive on whether logging strayed into a more restrictive or potentially unstable area. The Department of Natural Resources released…

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April 2, 2014 at 5:53 PM

New aerial map shows Oso slide in a different light

New aerial images of the Oso landslide show the topography of the debris field in unprecedented detail. The images were commissioned by the Washington State Department of Transportation and are based on a laser-surveying technique called lidar — light detection and ranging. In the survey, a plane equipped with a laser scanner flew over the area,…

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Comments | More in Environment, General news | Topics: image, lidar, map