Olympic National Park Is One Of The Best Places To Bring Back Gray Wolves


One of the best places in the world to bring back gray wolves is right here in the Pacific Northwest, according to a new study. The wolves were wiped out in the early 1900s.

Canadian Crude Oil Is Going By Rail To Portland Before Shipping Off To Asia


Canadian oil has found a new route to Asia: It’s moving by rail through Washington to a shipping terminal in Portland.

Pacific Heat Wave Known As 'The Blob' Appears To Be In Retreat


The Pacific Ocean is finally starting to cool down after several years of unusually warm water parked off Washington, Oregon and California.

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First Responders: Hikers Disregard Hazards After Eagle Creek Fire

First responders say they continue to deploy law enforcement and search and rescue teams to rescue hikers entering closed-off areas of the Columbia River Gorge.

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Oregon Governor Promises Drought Help In Klamath County

In Klamath Falls Tuesday, Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed an executive order declaring a drought emergency in Klamath County.

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This Solar Startup Spent Big, Then Left Customers In Limbo

Legend Solar was a rising star in the green energy industry. But now, customers say the company took money for solar panels that were never delivered. 

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Zinke To WA Lawmaker: West Coast Lacks 'Resources Of Any Weight' For Offshore Drilling

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke told a Washington state lawmaker that his proposal for offshore oil and gas drilling will have the "interests of Washington" reflected in that plan.

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Rare Salamander's Survival Threatened By Logging, Environmentalists Say

Environmental groups took a formal step Monday to increase protections for the Siskiyou Mountains salamander in an area targeted for increased logging.

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This Is Why You Don't See People-Size Salmon Anymore

Fishermen used to stand next to Chinooks almost as tall as they are. But a century's worth of dam-building, overfishing, habitat loss and hatcheries has cut the size of the average fish in half.

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Southern Oregon Salmon Fishery May Open Again

Higher salmon estimates for the Klamath and Rogue rivers may lead to a reopening of the ocean fishery this year.

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Another Drought Year Promises To Test Klamath Basin

With a drought on the horizon, the Klamath Basin prepares for the worst.

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Oregon Climate Policy Could Get Another Chance Next Year

Supporters of Oregon’s cap and trade bill say their plan isn’t dead yet – even though lawmakers failed to pass it this session.

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How This Washington Family Brought Oysters Back From The Brink

Oysters are a cornerstone of Pacific Northwest cuisine. But there was a time when our region’s oysters were in trouble, all but obliterated by over-harvesting and pollution.


Not Too Late To Save Critically Endangered Orcas Say State Leaders And Feds

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The Pacific Northwest's beloved orcas will not survive unless humans do more to ensure adequate food and cleaner, quieter waters. 

This Solar Startup Spent Big, Then Left Customers In Limbo


Legend Solar was a rising star in the green energy industry. But now, customers say the company took money  for solar panels that were never delivered. 

Can An Experiment Reinvigorate Washington’s Coastal Forests?


The Nature Conservancy is trying to figure out how to bring back forests that once dominated our coast.

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