With the future of the Columbia River Treaty up for negotiations, residents across the Northwest are learning how potential changes could impact water flows and uses in the basin.
Conservationists say groundwater used to irrigate Washington State University’s golf course is draining the region’s aquifer. Their legal challenge case could change how cities and towns manage water for future development.
Oregon lawmakers want to increase penalties for protesters who disrupt logging on state-owned forestland.
Oregon lawmakers don't want the state to get stuck with the bill if a wave-energy company installs equipment off shore and then goes belly up.
Organic apple and pear growers will soon have to stop using antibiotics to treat a virulent disease, known as fire blight. Growers say, without a well-tested antibiotic alternative, they may leave the organic business.
A Northwest power company wants to stop sending checks to customers who generate their own power and put it back on the grid.
A federal appeals court has thrown out an agreement between environmentalists and the federal government that restored protections for rare species in old growth forests.
The federal government is preparing to stop protecting gray wolves in the lower 48 states, according to a draft document.
Nothing spoils a summer swim in your favorite lake like an algae bloom. These become more common as the weather warms up. One community is trying a new approach to restore water quality to their lake.
With the news of his departure from NASA still fresh, James Hansen will make a Northwest appearance Thursday. He'll speak in the evening at a World Affairs Council of Oregon event. At noon (PST), the pioneer of climate science will appear on OPB radio's Think Out Loud.