If Eastern Oregon's current wolf population trends continue, the state can relax protections and consider removing the species from its endangered list next year.
A deadly disease has been wiping out West Coast starfish for more than a year. One place that has held off the disease the longest is Alaska. Researchers recently traveled there to search for new clues.
A historian looks back on a 110-year-old feat of engineering in the heart of the city.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has proposed endangered species protection for the West Coast population of the fisher, a relative of the weasel. It faces a combination of new and old threats.
An unprecedented number of bats are being killed by wind turbine blades. A new report has found bats may be mistaking wind turbines for trees.
As hunting season begins across the Pacific Northwest, Oregon conservationists and state agencies are taking a new look at the issue of lead ammunition and its effects on wildlife.
A regional oil spill task force met in Portland Wednesday to discuss the risks of crude oil traveling by rail.
A new study confirms what some fishermen in the Northwest already know: warmer waters are changing where fish hang out.
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.
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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