Solar panel manufacturer SolarWorld announced Thursday it will be expanding its plant in Oregon, adding a new production line and around 200 jobs at its U.S. headquarters in Hillsboro.
Growing populations of wild horses in the inland Northwest are creating headaches for federal land managers. Wild and feral horse herds overrun tribal lands in our region too.
A conservation group has made the largest private land acquisition in Washington history, purchasing nearly 48,000 acres near the Cascade Mountains' Snoqualmie Pass east of Seattle.
Washington’s rail safety regulator says there are about 3,000 rail crossings in the state that inspectors have never looked at. That's because they're on private land.
Environmental groups have emerged as one of the biggest spenders in this year’s state elections in Washington and Oregon, pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into campaigns to ensure Democratic statehouse control.
There aren’t any tidal or wave energy projects in the Northwest right now, but researchers at the University of Washington are hoping to change that with an $8 million grant from the Navy.
The National Park Service says a vandal's paintings will stay while its investigation continues at 10 parks in the West, including Crater Lake. The images first came to light through social media.
Divers at the Oregon Coast Aquarium say their discovery of thousands of juvenile sea stars offer new hope that sea stars will recover from the widespread wasting syndrome that's wiping them out.
You have probably seen ribbon grass before. It’s a pretty, ornamental plant. It may even be in your yard. But ribbon grass is invasive in the Northwest, and it’s choking one of Oregon’s most pristine waterways.
A deadly disease has been wiping out West Coast starfish for more than a year. One place that has held off the disease the longest is Alaska. Researchers recently traveled there to search for new clues.
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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