OPB/EarthFix | July 26, 2016
Federal officials placed the blame for this summer's fiery derailment in Mosier with Union Pacific Railroad. EarthFix analyzed federal data to put the railroad's safety record into context.
OPB | July 26, 2016
Feral horses and burros are protected under the 1971 Wild Horses and Burros Act, but overpopulated herds can do a lot of environmental damage.
KCTS9/EarthFix | July 25, 2016
One of the nation's first urban fish and wildlife refuges coexists with 20 percent of Washington's population in the Lake Sammamish watershed east of Seattle.
Before the great recession, Oregon was producing about 4 billion board feet of lumber a year. That dropped after the recession as people stopped building houses.
News | Environment | localOPB | July 24, 2016 12:44 p.m.
The winter’s thicker snowpack and cooler temperatures this summer have helped keep large fires at bay.
Friday was the public's last chance to comment on Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's plan to limit carbon pollution from the state's biggest emitters. But with a carbon tax on the November ballot, it won't be voters' last word on the matter.
Groundwater at the site of the oil train derailment in Mosier, Oregon, is contaminated with elevated levels of benzene and other volatile organic compounds. But the main worry isn't drinking water: it's the health of nearby wildlife.
Seabirds have been washing up dead on beaches in Washington and British Columbia this summer, and scientists can't say why.
This summer is proving to be a bonanza for whale-watchers. Tourists and researchers are seeing groups of humpback whales in the Salish Sea and Puget Sound nearly every day.