Battle Ready: The Digital Documentary

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Watch our Battle Ready digital documentary. Explore the military's environmental legacy in the Pacific Northwest.

Washington Agencies Preempt Potentially Pesky Pork Problems

NWNews | Dec. 01, 2016

Feral pigs are a problem in 39 U.S. states and the Northwest is not immune. That’s why officials from four Washington agencies issued a reminder to residents last week to be on the lookout.

BC Pipeline Approval Could Bring More Oil Tankers To Puget Sound

KUOW/EarthFix | Nov. 29, 2016

The Canadian government approved a crude-oil pipeline project that is much larger than the one generating protests in North Dakota and could bring a seven-fold increase in tanker traffic to the Salish Sea.

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Oregon To Create Murrelet Protection Plan For State, Private Lands

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 2, 2016 3:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The marbled murrelet is on both the state and federal endangered species lists. 

Climate change | local | Animals | Science | Environment | Pacific Ocean | News | Battle Ready

Growler Jets Test Rainforest Peace As NW Military Presence Grows

EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon | Olympic National Forest, Washington

The military's expanded presence in the Northwest creates new challenges for those who want quiet places to remain so. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

History | Environment | Forestry | News | Technology | NW Life | Battle Ready

A War, The Chainsaw And The 2nd Great Cutting Of The Northwest

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon

Winning World War II depended on raw materials. One such resource grew tall and green in the Pacific Northwest. From our series 'Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.'

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Portland’s Toxic Graveyard For World War II Ships

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon | Portland

Portland's WWII shipbuilding gave way to shipbreaking and environmental consequences extending well beyond the war years. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

Fish & Wildlife | local | Animals | Science | Environment | News | Battle Ready

More Than A Lark: The Military’s Surprising Role In Protecting Endangered Species

KCTS9/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon | Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington

Military bases are some of the most violent places around. Some are also keepers of rare habitat for imperiled species. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

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Life At A Post-War Nuclear Weapons Factory

KCTS9/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon | Richland, Washington

Hanford Nuclear Site cleanup workers must fight for acknowledgement their illnesses stem from on-the-job exposures. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

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The Waste That Remains From Arming Nuclear Weapons

OPB | Dec. 1, 2016 noon

The Hanford Nuclear Site has been in cleanup mode since the Cold War ended. But the first of drop of waste has yet to be treated. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

Environment | Battle Ready

How Nazi POWs Almost Become Loggers In Oregon And Washington

OPB/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon

In their desperation for timber, the War Labor Board considered more extreme solutions to put loggers to work: German prisoners of war held at several Northwest military installations.

Environment | local | News | History | Battle Ready

The Plane That Won A War And Polluted A River

KUOW/EarthFix | Dec. 1, 2016 noon | Seattle

World War II spurred a plane-manufacturing frenzy on the bank of Seattle's Duwamish River. The pollution is still with us. From our series Battle Ready: The Military’s Environmental Legacy In The Northwest.

Environment | Animals

Navy Granted Permits For More Growler Jet Training On Olympic Peninsula

KUOW/EarthFix | Nov. 30, 2016 2:45 p.m.

The Navy now has the permits it needs to expand electromagnetic warfare training in one of the quietest places in the country.

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One Of The Oldest, Biggest Pines In The Northwest Is Dead

Columbian | Nov. 26, 2016

A giant among giants and a beacon for countless tourists driving through the Columbia River Gorge is dead.

Why The Northwest Is Debating Dams On The Snake River (Again)

NWPR/EarthFix | Nov. 21, 2016

A longstanding debate — removing or altering the four lower Snake River dams — is back in the discussion about protect fish while still doing what’s best for all interests along the Columbia and Snake rivers.

Growing An Ethical And Sustainable Guitar Forest

KCTS9/EarthFix | Nov. 08, 2016

A solution to Northwest guitar makers' need for ethically and sustainably sourced hardwood may be growing in their own backyard. But can science help give them more beautiful maple wood?


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