The waters of Puget Sound are a pretty noisy place if you’re an orca. But what does a passing tanker ship or motorboat sound like to killer whales? How does it affect their behavior? Researchers are trying to find out.
China’s economic slowdown is cutting down the number of logs exported from Pacific Northwest forests. A new report from the U.S. Forest Service says 25 percent fewer logs were exported from Oregon, Washington, Northern California and Alaska during the first half of this year.
PORTLAND — Three groups that had backed a November ballot measure to remove gillnets from the Oregon side of the lower Columbia River are now urging a no vote.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has re-issued the kill order for four wolves in a pack in the Northeastern corner of the state. Starting Wednesday morning, marksmen will take to the field.
Honeybees were already facing colony collapse in the Northwest when a researcher discovered the first to fall victim to a new horror: the zombie fly.
The image of a tiny windmill ferociously whipping its blades through the Eastern Oregon wind might seem nostalgic, but the Energy Trust of Oregon wants it to be the way of the future. The trust has new financial incentives for landowners who use Pacific Power and want to install small wind turbines to power their entire property.
Here’s a rundown of the five key issues that will likely dominate the debate over the Northwest's most controversial proposal to export liquefied natural gas to Asia. The proposal calls for a 230-mile pipeline to a proposed export facility in Coos Bay, Ore.
Federal regulators have granted a short extension to complete the removal of Condit Dam on southwest Washington's White Salmon River. Originally, demolition crews were supposed to be done with the nearly year-long project by Friday.
This week fire crews declared the Taylor Bridge fire 100 percent contained. Now that the massive blaze in central Washington is controlled forest scientists say Northwest residents should brace for more large fires like this. Munching insects, parasitic plants and global climate change are part of the problem.
State officials have called off orders to kill four members of a wolf pack in Northeastern Washington.