A dozen Northwest groups file a legal petition with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. They want the corps to study the environmental impacts of transporting coal from mines in Montana and Wyoming to export terminals on Puget Sound and the Columbia River.
Oregon inspectors flagged a boat near the Idaho border for carrying invasive quagga mussels on board. Inspectors are gearing up for the boating season to keep them busy guarding against these shellfish, which have invaded much of the continental United States.
Legislation signed Tuesday by Washington Gov. Jay Inslee adds $10 to the cost of a personalized Washington license plate with the money going to help compensate livestock owners for wolf kills.
The Obama administration’s new secretary of energy says his top priorities are responding to climate change, safely managing the nation’s nuclear stockpile and fostering scientific research. He also mentioned the need to clean up the nation’s Cold War legacy waste.
Federal spending may be down because of the sequester, but this is expected to be one of the busiest summers ever at a federal superfund site in north Idaho.
A majority of Oregon voters favor protections for the so-called O&C forest lands in Western Oregon. That’s according to a new poll commissioned by the Pew Charitable Trusts.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has signed a bill that would provide more environmental protections against derelict vessels in Washington's waterways.
Crowdfunding campaigns are popular ways to raise money for fledgling businesses and independent projects. Now there are some scientists who are asking the public to chip in online for studies about the impacts of exporting coal in the Northwest.
Fishing nets are designed to ensnare fish. And that's what they do, even after they're lost or abandoned at sea. But a response is underway. It's playing out internationally and in the Pacific Northwest.
A new study says the nation’s aquifers are shrinking at an alarming rate. The problem is not as bad in the Northwest, thanks to an abundance of rivers and streams. But even here, aquifers are in decline.