Environmental groups have forced state foresters into a strategic retreat, in a legal battle over a threatened seabird. As a result, ten state-run timber sales have been delayed.
The U.S. Forest Service has made forest thinning one of its top priorities, particularly in fire-prone and unhealthy dry forests. But environmental groups say dense Douglas fir plantations on the wet side of the Cascades need to be thinned too. And that could help increase the lumber supply.
Oregon Gov. John Kitzhaber and Washington Gov. Chris Gregoire fly over the Columbia and Willamette rivers Friday to get a bird's eye view of the derelict and abandoned vessels languishing in those waters. UPDATE (Friday p.m.): Kitzhaber and Gregoire return from flyover with reaction.
Tsunami debris and invasive stowaways, logging roads and water pollution, coal in the Northwest and loud motorcycles - this week on the EarthFix podcast.
Environmental regulators have detected high levels of fecal coliform in one of the Northwest's most important areas for growing food.
Here’s your guide to coal in the Northwest: The latest on where the terminals are proposed and how increased train traffic may affect communities along way.
Oregon State University scientists at the Hatfield Marine Science center are among the people studying the debris that is washing ashore from the 2011 Japanese tsunami.
EUGENE -- A coalition of environmental groups has released a report on the potential for restoration thinning in overcrowded northwest forests. The groups say thinning alone could generate a steady supply of timber for 20 years, and allow federal forests to increase logging yields.
In the early 1970s, a nationwide environmental documentary photo project was meant to give a sense for what life was like at the dawn of America's environmental movement.