Northwest Tribes Take Steps To Corral Growing Wild Horse Population

Growing populations of wild horses in the inland Northwest are creating headaches for federal land managers. Wild and feral horse herds overrun tribal lands in our region too. Full Story »

Conservation Group Makes Huge Land Purchase Near Snoqualmie Pass

by Courtney Flatt

A conservation group has made the largest private land acquisition in Washington history, purchasing nearly 48,000 acres near the Cascade Mountains' Snoqualmie Pass east of Seattle.

Transportation Officials Say 3,000 Rail Crossings In Washington Go Un-Inspected

by Jessica Robinson

Washington’s rail safety regulator says there are about 3,000 rail crossings in the state that inspectors have never looked at. That's because they're on private land.

Billionaire’s Money Helps Enviros Spend Big On Northwest Races

by Ashley Ahearn

Environmental groups have emerged as one of the biggest spenders in this year’s state elections in Washington and Oregon, pumping hundreds of thousands of dollars into campaigns to ensure Democratic statehouse control.

UW Receives $8 Million From Navy To Develop Tidal, Wave Energy

by Courtney Flatt

There aren’t any tidal or wave energy projects in the Northwest right now, but researchers at the University of Washington are hoping to change that with an $8 million grant from the Navy.

National Parks Vandalism Cleanup On Hold During Investigation

by Jes Burns

The National Park Service says a vandal's paintings will stay while its investigation continues at 10 parks in the West, including Crater Lake. The images first came to light through social media.

Oregon Divers Find Hope In Thousands Of Baby Sea Stars

by Cassandra Profita

Divers at the Oregon Coast Aquarium say their discovery of thousands of juvenile sea stars offer new hope that sea stars will recover from the widespread wasting syndrome that's wiping them out.

Baby Orca Missing In Puget Sound And Presumed Dead

by Ashley Ahearn

Puget Sound's first resident orca calf born in two years has gone missing. Its mother has been spotted without her offspring, prompting scientists to presume the calf is dead.

How To Kill An Invasive Plant On The Metolius River

by Courtney Flatt

You have probably seen ribbon grass before. It’s a pretty, ornamental plant. It may even be in your yard. But ribbon grass is invasive in the Northwest, and it’s choking one of Oregon’s most pristine waterways.

Oregon On Track To Begin Wolf Delisting Process

by Cassandra Profita

If Eastern Oregon's current wolf population trends continue, the state can relax protections and consider removing the species from its endangered list next year.

Is Alaska Safe For Sea Stars?

by Katie Campbell

A deadly disease has been wiping out West Coast starfish for more than a year. One place that has held off the disease the longest is Alaska. Researchers recently traveled there to search for new clues.

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