Scientists used shellfish to conduct the broadest study of pollution levels along the shore of Puget Sound, ever. And in some places, it's pretty contaminated.
A forum this week will explore the relationship between science and policymaking when it comes to protecting the sage grouse, a bird that's in trouble throughout the West.
A new study finds chemical flame retardants from household products are latching onto clothing and washing into the Columbia through laundry water.
Scientists have a lot of questions about what happens when coal escapes from trains and terminals and gets into the environment.
Oregon lawmakers are considering new rules to better protect the public from aerial herbicide spraying.
Power planners are studying how much indoor marijuana growing could increase the demand for electricity in the Pacific Northwest.
It's gotten harder to create wilderness in the 50 years since Congress passed the Wilderness Act. Wilderness designations have dropped off since the 1980s, and now things are at a near standstill.
Wilderness areas are defined by law as places where "the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man." The whitebark pine, which grows mainly in wilderness, face the possibility of extinction. Many of the tree’s threats are connected to human-caused climate change.
When you consider how long mountains, forests and deserts have been a part of the American landscape, 50 years is the blink of an eye. But it’s something of a milestone when a law protecting these places turns 50. That’s happening this week.
Take a ride on a stretch of the Elwha River in Olympic National Park that's been dammed for more than 100 years.
As sea star wasting syndrome spreads, researchers may be zeroing in on a link between warming waters and the rising starfish body count.
Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy sits down with EarthFix to talk about climate change during her visit to the Northwest to promote President Obama's Climate Action Plan.
Green portables are gaining in popularity, but the costs remain restrictive for many school districts.
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