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.
EarthFix, a collaboration of Northwest public media stations, won eight awards at the Society of Professional Journalists' Northwest Excellence in Journalism.
After months of preparation, the Malheur National Forest said this week it can’t offer a 10-year stewardship timber contract after all.
Idaho wildlife officials have confirmed that wolves killed 31 sheep on a south-central Idaho ranch over the weekend, including a ewe in the process of having triplets.
A proposal to add 17 miles of trail for mountain bikes at Mount Hood's Timberline ski resort could hit the skids, thanks to a lawsuit. Environmentalists say the bikes would damage fragile alpine meadows.
Wildlife managers say four dozen endangered Columbian white-tailed deer that were moved from a refuge near Cathlamet earlier this year are adapting to new surroundings in southwest Washington.
Scientists have gained better access to the mysterious deep-sea lives of fin whales – almost accidentally.
The automaker Nissan says sales of its fully electric Leaf compact surpassed all other Nissan models at dealers in the Seattle and Portland areas this spring.
Tall, noisy wind turbines may not go over well in some urban areas. A Northwest company has developed residential-sized turbines to push renewable energy to cities. The portable turbines could also generate power during disasters.
Southwest Idaho officials say they will not use local law resources to enforce on-water regulations that might be enacted by federal authorities on Lake Lowell at the Deer Flat National Wildlife Refuge.