A secret recording of a pro-coal spokeswoman has led to a changing of the guard at the Alliance for Northwest Jobs and Exports, a front group for the proponents of coal exports in the Northwest.
Development on the edge of public forests has more than doubled since the mid 1970s in Oregon and Washington, which has a host of ecological consequences, including higher risk of wildfires and invasive species spread.
If urbanites’ behavior is any indication, American workers’ commutes are changing. A new transportation study of the biggest U.S. urban areas shows a decline in driving and an increase in biking to work.
A Seattle diver and environmental advocate called it one of the saddest things she’s ever seen underwater. Sea stars in numbers too great to count dying before her eyes.
As the feds consider delisting the gray wolf under the Endangered Species Act, a study by California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife decides the gray wolf does not need protection in the state.
Two artists are responding to the decline of bees through their work.
Michael Foster hasn’t eaten in nine days. He’s fasting in solidarity with others around the world who are participating in a hunger strike to address climate change and support the people of the Philippines who were hit by one of the most powerful typhoons on record.
A new documentary is helping raise awareness about the declining Pacific lamprey numbers — before the fish are put on the endangered species list.
Paralleling a breakdown in international climate talks at the COP19 summit in Warsaw, a new poll from Stanford University shows Americans not only believe the climate is warming, but also want action from government on greenhouse gas emissions.
The Washington Post reports that six tons of confiscated ivory have now been crushed, a message to would-be elephant poachers.
Researchers are studying whether mycofiltration can effectively clean up polluted runoff.
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There was a time when you wouldn't see politicians hold still for a photo op in the Klamath Basin. But that's what's in the works in Klamath Falls, where an almost-done deal could change the way water is divided up in a thirsty corner of the Northwest.
A small Northwest compost company is one of four finalists vying for a free 30-second Super Bowl ad.
One of the country's biggest energy corporations enters a $1 million settlement after its Wyoming wind turbines kill 14 golden eagles.
A new EPA study shows that blood mercury levels in women of childbearing age dropped 34 percent between a survey done in 1999-2000 and follow up surveys conducted 2001-2010.
Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk is responding to concerns about safety for his company's luxury electric vehicle, the Model S, after three recent car fires.
These Beanfields chips sure are tasty. They're also made by a company that hasn't fueled opposition to labeling genetically modified foods –- according to the app I tried out today.
Deep in the forest of our media landscape, fungi have been emerging. A roundup of some recent news as well as fun stuff from the archives.
Recent strong winds in south, central Washington caused a wind turbine to blow over. How can a turbine meant to sustain and use wind simply blow over? How often does this happen?
SeattlePI.com reports that Washington's four Catholic bishops have released a statement calling for “exhaustive and independent review” of the state's two coal export terminals under consideration.
Idaho has the distinction of dropping the furthest in rank in the latest State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
Four Portland chefs are cooking up a Trash Fish Supper for a sustainable seafood fundraiser Nov. 10.
A new partnership between the Nature Conservancy and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the latest indication that the ancient practice of prescribed burning is continuing to find favor as a way to help wildlife.
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