The Northwest is square in the middle of a controversial global debate over proposed coal export projects. A new KCTS 9/EarthFix documentary examines the complex issues surrounding the debate.
The prospect of exporting coal from Wyoming and Montana to be sold on the Asian market has many raising questions about the local and regional environmental impacts of moving that coal through the Northwest. But how is climate change playing into the debate over coal exports?
The federal agency in charge of approving Northwest coal export terminals delivers a setback to environmentalists, telling a congressional panel it will not be considering the area-wide effects of transporting coal, or the global impact of burning it in Asia.
Water regulators are ordering dozens of ranchers in Oregon's Upper Klamath River Basin to shut down their irrigation pumps. The water shutoffs jeopardize a cattle ranching industry while protecting the treaty rights of tribes and fish downstream.
The Environmental Protection Agency has released a cleanup plan for Seattle's Duwamish River Superfund site. It will cost hundreds of millions of dollars but it could also mean jobs in the communities that have born the brunt of the pollution.
How did genetically modified wheat wind up in an Oregon farmer's field? The short answer: we may never know.
After GM wheat was found in an Oregon field, scientists have been trying to figure out what that means for wheat crops. Beyond farmers’ fields, a few pesky plants could also benefit as more GM crops come into play.
The Klamath Tribes of Southern Oregon are giving notice that they intend to assert their right to keep water in the Klamath River during this drought-stricken summer. This historic move will prevent water from reaching farmers' crops, keeping it in the river instead to help fish.
Which fish get to recolonize after Elwha’s dams are gone?
Counting up carbon emissions from wood pellets is surprisingly complex.
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