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Oct. 17, 2014

When Your School’s Environment Is Toxic

Testing in California revealed a significant risk of student exposure to chemical compounds known as polychlorinated biphenyls. The group doing the testing suggests a temporary move into portables, which have their own host of problems.

One By One, Tribes Begin Saying No To Wyoming Coal Tour

Last week the Wyoming governor invited leaders from Northwest tribes on an all-expenses-paid tour of his state's coal operations. One by one, tribes are saying thanks, but no thanks.

Oct. 16, 2014

Oregon On Track To Begin Wolf Delisting Process

If Eastern Oregon's current wolf population trends continue, the state can relax protections and consider removing the species from its endangered list next year.

Methow Valley Irrigation Gets Overhaul For Fish

Construction begins this week on a state project in the Methow Valley that will give fish a boost of cold, clean water in rivers near Twisp, Washington.

Potential For Navy War Games Alarms Peninsula Residents

The U.S. Forest Service and the Navy are addressing public concerns about a controversial training exercise.

Woman Fined $500 For Feeding Bears In Washington Coastal Town

A woman on trial for feeding bears in her Ilwaco neighborhood agreed Wednesday to stop to settle the case.

EPA Fines Hanford For Stagnating Radioactive Waste Near Columbia River

The Environmental Protection Agency intends to fine the U.S. Department of Energy up to $10,000 per week if radioactive waste just a stone's throw from the Columbia River isn’t cleaned up.

Oct. 13, 2014

Conservationists Sue For Wolverine Protections

Several conservation groups have filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to protect the North American wolverine.

Fish Are Relocating Toward The Poles To Avoid Warming Waters

A new study confirms what some fishermen in the Northwest already know: warmer waters are changing where fish hang out.

Oct. 10, 2014

Study: After Dams Are Removed, Rivers Quickly Return To Normal

More dams are being removed from rivers as they get older and no longer produce hydropower. Researchers have found after these dams come down, rivers return to their natural state surprisingly fast.