The Swinomish people have lived near the mouth of the Skagit River north of Seattle for thousands of years. Now, they're trying to deal with climate change and its threats of rising seas and flooding.
A project proposed in Lakeview, Oregon, would turn woody biomass from logging into biofuels for ships and planes. But some worry the project might add to the air quality problems in southern Oregon.
Salmon may soon have a faster way to make it around dams. There’s a new technology that’s being developed to transport hatchery fish in the Northwest. It’s called the salmon cannon -- yes, you read that right.
The vast majority of scientific literature suggests that human activity is to blame for climate change. But a controversial new study challenges that science – in the Northwest anyway.
This year’s fall chinook migration is expected to be one of the largest in recent years. Researchers aren’t sure exactly why fall chinook have made such a big comeback.
Scientists used shellfish to conduct the broadest study of pollution levels along the shore of Puget Sound, ever. And in some places, it's pretty contaminated.
The proposed Marine Disease Emergency Act would speed up the process for dedicating federal dollars to the study of sea star wasting syndrome and other marine disease outbreaks.
A forum this week will explore the relationship between science and policymaking when it comes to protecting the sage grouse, a bird that's in trouble throughout the West.
A new study finds chemical flame retardants from household products are latching onto clothing and washing into the Columbia through laundry water.
Scientists have a lot of questions about what happens when coal escapes from trains and terminals and gets into the environment.
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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