Climate will play a critical part in the fresh water supply here in the Pacific Northwest. Hotter temperatures will likely mean more fire, less rainfall in the summer months and could mean gradual changes to the plant and animal life in the years to come.
Today the Elwha looks like a free-flowing river. Recent storms have submerged the remaining 25 or so feet of the Glines Canyon dam.
They don't have plans for a filibuster, since they lack a bill and a scheduled vote. But more than two dozen Democratic U.S. lawmakers do have a lot to say about the perils of climate change -- along with a free Monday night and access to the floor of the U.S. Senate.
Another timber industry lawsuit is demanding that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management increase logging on the so-called O&C lands of Western Oregon.
For decades, the government has enforced regulations to protect and improve water quality. But what about rewarding people for voluntarily managing their land in ways that keep rivers cool and clean?
A new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists says the Northwest’s only commercial nuclear power plant reported three safety problems in 2013. Officials at the plant say the problems have been fixed.
A Southern Oregon county sawmill is poised to reopen. This time, the mill will be tooled to make lumber from more plentiful small logs -- not the large, old-growth timber that has become scarce for mills in the Northwest.
A Columbia River port is looking to accommodate two types of tenants expected to flock to its docks: tourists and sea lions.
The University of Washington will benefit from a state board's decision to allow clearcut logging on 200 acres of the Olympic Peninsula that are home to a threatened seabird.
Northwest lumber mills have been hurting since the U.S. housing market collapsed in 2008. But one company says it found a way to keep its mills going by exporting lumber to China.