Oregon lawmakers are considering new rules to better protect the public from aerial herbicide spraying.
Power planners are studying how much indoor marijuana growing could increase the demand for electricity in the Pacific Northwest.
In all three West Coast states, transportation accounts for the largest share of climate-changing greenhouse gases. And all three states are trying to boost the number of zero-emission vehicles on their roads.
The developer of the proposed Morrow Pacific coal export project, as well as two project supporters, are appealing the state of Oregon's decision to deny a permit for a dock on the Columbia River.
It's gotten harder to create wilderness in the 50 years since Congress passed the Wilderness Act. Wilderness designations have dropped off since the 1980s, and now things are at a near standstill.
Wilderness areas are defined by law as places where "the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man." The whitebark pine, which grows mainly in wilderness, face the possibility of extinction. Many of the tree’s threats are connected to human-caused climate change.
When you consider how long mountains, forests and deserts have been a part of the American landscape, 50 years is the blink of an eye. But it’s something of a milestone when a law protecting these places turns 50. That’s happening this week.
Take a ride on a stretch of the Elwha River in Olympic National Park that's been dammed for more than 100 years.
The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved nearly $5 million in public subsidies for rail and dock infrastructure tied to a controversial oil-by-rail project. It denied funding for a coal export dock.
There’s been a lot of hype around geothermal power, which uses heat from the below the earth’s surface to provide energy. Several Northwest researchers are hoping to push this form of renewable energy forward.
As sea star wasting syndrome spreads, researchers may be zeroing in on a link between warming waters and the rising starfish body count.
Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy sits down with EarthFix to talk about climate change during her visit to the Northwest to promote President Obama's Climate Action Plan.
Green portables are gaining in popularity, but the costs remain restrictive for many school districts.
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