It wasn't long ago that the endangered orcas of Puget Sound were being hunted and sold into captivity. A new book documents this dark period in orca history.
A group of nature lovers recently spent a night out tracking bats in central Washington to check-in on how bat populations are doing in the state.
A federal threatened species listing for the wolverine is looking increasingly unlikely. Protected status was put on the table in anticipation of harm due to global warming.
President Obama announces several initiatives to help prepare for a warming climate. He says wildfires, heat waves and rising sea levels brought on by climate change threaten public safety.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met Thursday with Oregon conservation leaders to discuss a new effort to get farmers and conservation groups working together.
The federal Bureau of Land Management plans to capture and remove fewer wild horses from Western rangelands this summer. An agency statement blames budget constraints and already-full holding pens.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is eliminating the use of bee-harming pesticides on refuges in the Pacific region. One likely exception? Invasive crazy ants that attack nesting seabirds.
The Moccasin Hill wildfire has burned about 2,500 acres and destroyed up to 20 homes, forcing residents to seek shelter while waiting for federal aid to arrive.
The public gets its first chance to weigh in on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers plan to kill nearly 16,000 cormorants nesting in the Columbia River estuary in an effort to protect threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead.
BNSF Railway now hauls nearly 20 trains per week of crude oil through the Pacific Northwest. Railroad workers and industry experts say that while railroads have gotten safer over the years, a culture remains that silences whistleblowers and prioritizes speed over safety.
As sea star wasting syndrome spreads, researchers may be zeroing in on a link between warming waters and the rising starfish body count.
Environmental Protection Agency Director Gina McCarthy sits down with EarthFix to talk about climate change during her visit to the Northwest to promote President Obama's Climate Action Plan.
Green portables are gaining in popularity, but the costs remain restrictive for many school districts.
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