Ranchers And Tribes’ Klamath Agreement Shifts The Hard Work To Congress

Friday's ceremonial acknowledgement of a new agreement in the Klamath Basin shifts the hard work of consensus building from the drought-afflicted region stradling Oregon and California to the U.S. Congress. Full Story »

Endangered Salmon Migrate Via Trucks Around Cracked Dam

by Anna King

The Columbia River will remain drawn down at least until June because of the cracked Wanapum Dam in southeast Washington.

Researchers Find Pocket Of Air Pollution In Central Washington

by Courtney Flatt

Researchers have found the source of an unusual pocket of air pollution in Central Washington. Tiny particles from large agricultural operations mix with vehicle exhaust. That creates nitrate pollution.

A New Western Outlaw: The Bee Rustler

by Ryan Haas

Beehive thefts are on the rise in California, possibly as a result of declining bee populations and their increased value as pollinators. The phenomena of bee rustling doesn't appear to have spread to the Northwest. Not yet, at least.

California Delays Decision On Protecting Gray Wolf

by AP

A California state board says it needs more time to hear from the public before deciding whether to list gray wolves as an endangered species in California.

Saving The Greater Sage Grouse

by Courtney Flatt

The West’s greater sage grouse are in trouble. They make their homes in desert sagebrush country. As their habitat shrinks, sage grouse numbers dwindle. Biologists are working to boost the birds' numbers.

Neighbors Press Precision Castparts To Cut Air Pollution

by Cassandra Profita

Portland metals manufacturer Precision Castparts met with a group of concerned citizens Thursday night to field questions about air pollution at its plants.

Fish Biologists To Reassess Proposed Timberline Lodge Mountain Biking

by Devan Schwartz

Possible impacts to federally protected fish may slow the construction of mountain bike trails on the slopes surrounding Timberline Lodge. Timberline hoped to break ground on the project in 2013 and still has yet to do so. A review by the Mount Hood National Forest found the project would have no significant environmental impact.

Propane And Butane Export Terminal Proposed For Longview, Wash.

by Cassandra Profita

A Houston-based company wants to export propane and butane from a terminal in Longview, Wash. Both fuels are byproducts of crude oil production in the Bakken oil fields.

What Exporting LNG From Oregon’s South Coast Could Mean For The Environment

by Devan Schwartz

A proposal to put the western United States' first liquefied natural gas export facility on Oregon’s South Coast is back in the news. Here's a rundown on the project's key environmental issues.

WA Lands Commissioner Defends Taking Timber Money Despite Vow

by John Ryan

Washington Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark's relationship with the timber industry he regulates has changed dramatically since the two-term Democrat first ran for the office six years ago.

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