For Northwest tribes, fishing for salmon is more than a food source, it's a way of life. Five populations of Pacific salmon are already on the brink of extinction and changes in the climate stand to make matters worse.
This week we've got stories on the changing makeup of forests in the Northwest and turning wastewater into power. Host Ashley Ahearn puts some tough questions to a Washington state wildlife official about his agency's decision to kill a wolf in Northeastern Washington.
This week Washington officials killed a female wolf from the Wedge Pack in the Northeastern part of the state. It’s the first time officials have intentionally killed a wolf. EarthFix's Ashley Ahearn talked with Nate Pamplin, assistant director of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.
A conservation group is threatening to sue two pulp mills in the Willamette Valley for allegedly violating the Clean Water Act. OPB’s Vince Patton was paddling with the Riverkeeper director when the water suddenly turned dark brown.
Public participation in scientific research is mushrooming. The trend is called "citizen science." It's a big topic of discussion at a science conference in Portland this week - the annual meeting of the Ecological Society of America.
BREMERTON, Wash. — A newborn orca calf has been reported off the west side of San Juan Island in the Puget Sound.
The Pacific Northwest’s inland forests have dramatically changed over the past 100 years. That’s according to a new study by a conservation group. These changes can lead to larger fires and insect outbreaks.
The costs of cleaning up Japanese tsunami debris along Northwest coasts are adding up. Oregon says it's reached the half-million dollar mark. And officials say debris is now being spotted in unexpected places.
Environmental advocates from both sides of the Pacific toured Cannon Beach Saturday to get a firsthand look at issues connected to tsunami debris clean-up.
At 13 feet deep and well over an acre in size, one of Gary Harrington's three illegal reservoirs off Crowfoot Road looks more like a private playground than a rain-fed, backyard fire pond."The fish and the docks are icing on the cake," says Harrington, 63. "It's totally committed to fire suppression."