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.
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.
A little-known fact about Columbia River dams is that a valuable chunk of the power generated on the U.S. side goes to Canada under an international treaty.
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.
The Southern Oregon city becomes the second in Oregon to vote in favor of divesting from fossil fuel industries. Councilors cite the need to take action on climate change, but it's a small step.
Puget Sound's first resident orca calf born in two years has gone missing. Its mother has been spotted without her offspring, prompting scientists to presume the calf is dead.
It's been 14 years since Oregon ran out of money to complete a pollution cleanup at an old shipyard in Coos Bay. Now state money is available to sample the site's sediment and shellfish and determine if there's more work to be done.
Republican Rep. Mike Simpson of Idaho is asking President Barack Obama to hold off designating a rugged swath of central Idaho as a national monument.