The Northwest's largest proposed coal export terminal would provide a significant jobs boost for Whatcom County, where it would be built. But there would be a negative impact on the central Puget Sound region's economy, according to a new study.
Fatigue remains a major cause of railroad accidents and incidents after decades of warnings. Safety advocates say oil by rail has raised the stakes for finding a solution.
Radiation experts don't believe there is cause for alarm on our shores, but some coastal residents are stepping forward to pay for seawater testing just to be sure.
It wasn't long ago that the endangered orcas of Puget Sound were being hunted and sold into captivity. A new book documents this dark period in orca history.
A group of nature lovers recently spent a night out tracking bats in central Washington to check-in on how bat populations are doing in the state.
A federal threatened species listing for the wolverine is looking increasingly unlikely. Protected status was put on the table in anticipation of harm due to global warming.
President Obama announces several initiatives to help prepare for a warming climate. He says wildfires, heat waves and rising sea levels brought on by climate change threaten public safety.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack met Thursday with Oregon conservation leaders to discuss a new effort to get farmers and conservation groups working together.
The federal Bureau of Land Management plans to capture and remove fewer wild horses from Western rangelands this summer. An agency statement blames budget constraints and already-full holding pens.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is eliminating the use of bee-harming pesticides on refuges in the Pacific region. One likely exception? Invasive crazy ants that attack nesting seabirds.
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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