An uptick in California sea lion activity this week set the stage for Oregon and Washington wildlife managers to corral nine of mammals in floating traps below the Columbia River’s Bonneville Dam.
Some environmental groups say they're being unfairly targeted by legislation working its way through the Oregon capitol. A pair of measures take aim at protesters who get in the way of tree harvesting operations on state-owned forest land.
State officials in the Northern Rockies are opposing a federal proposal that cites climate change as a looming threat to the carnivorous wolverine, which depends on deep mountain snows to survive.
An increased emphasis on conservation and education along with more efficient appliances are contributing to a decline in water use in Idaho's biggest metropolitan area.
A 1980 Medford High School graduate has developed a first-of-its-kind, fully electric off-road racing vehicle that is capable of performing alongside traditional fuel-driven off-road vehicles.
Oregon has at least one wolverine living in the state long term. He’s in the mountains of Northeast Oregon. In the meantime, efforts to find wolverines in the Cascades so far have come up short.
The J.R. Simplot Company of Idaho, a leading supplier of french fries, is asking the federal government to approve genetically modified potatoes. It would be the only genetically engineered potato on the market.
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has fined a scrap metal company more than $17,000 because of solid-waste pollution in the Eastern Oregon community of Helix.
The government's automatic budget cuts are taking down up to 150 stream gauges -- devices that provide life-saving flood warnings and help scientists track drought conditions. The first round of nationwide closures started this week.
Washington considers limiting use of some pesticides to address concerns about impacts on honey bees. Beekeepers have been plagued by unexplained die-offs in their hives.