If an oil train were to derail, Portland firefighters say they're not equipped for a major spill, fire, or explosion along the lines of last year's Lac-Megantic explosion in Quebec, Canada.
Seventeen vigils are planned by Native Americans in the U.S. and Canada as the two countries prepare to renegotiate a treaty concerning the river.
For the first time in its history, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will have to disclose the amount of pollutants its dams are sending into waterways in a groundbreaking legal settlement.
Last month, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said it was phasing out a class of bee-harming pesticides on wildlife refuges in the Pacific region. That rule now applies nationwide.
Wildfires in the West are getting bigger, hotter and more costly. A new report says climate change is one major reason wildfires are getting worse -- and short-sighted development policies are a big reason they’re costing more.
A proposed liquefied natural gas terminal near Astoria, Oregon, gets the U.S. Department of Energy’s blessing Thursday to export to all overseas markets. It's a big step but many hurdles remain.
The governors of California, Oregon and Washington sent a letter to Interior Secretary Sally Jewel on Thursday to stress that they don’t want the possibility of drilling off of the West Coast.
Wildlife veterinarians suspect a mysterious disease that's been causing elk hoof deformities in Southwest Washington has now crossed into Oregon.
Drones could soon be the newest gadgets in forest conservation. A group of Washington college students recently built and tested a drone that will survey the health of the forest.
While many officials are focused on the safety risks of shipping crude oil by rail, a new report raises safety concerns about another shipping method: oil by water.