A regional oil spill task force met in Portland Wednesday to discuss the risks of crude oil traveling by rail.
Washington's Snohomish County took criticism last spring for allowing homes beneath the Oso landslide hazard. Would the state's other counties have done it differently? A KUOW-EarthFix investigation finds that local rules leave some communities with much smaller safety margins than others.
Oregon regulators have denied one of the many permits required before a UK-based mining company can move ahead with its planned nickel mine in southern Oregon.
A long-awaited tidal energy project in Puget Sound has come to halt. The project was set to generate electricity and connect it to the grid. But it got too expensive.
As a geomorphologist, Dan Miller and other scientists knew the Stillaguamish Valley to be a hazardous place, long before the devastating slide occurred.
The geothermal industry is holding its annual meeting in Portland this week. Group leaders say they chose the location because the Northwest is a new frontier for geothermal energy development.
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.
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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