Oregon Approves Subsidies For Oil Transport, Not For Coal

The Port of St. Helens applied for grants through the ConnectOregon program to expand this dock, which is used to ship crude oil and would also be used to export coal for the Morrow Pacific project.

by Tony Schick, Cassandra Profita

The Oregon Transportation Commission has approved nearly $5 million in public subsidies for rail and dock infrastructure tied to a controversial oil-by-rail project. It denied funding for a coal export dock.

Biologists Discover Landlocked Chinook Salmon In Oregon

by Cassandra Profita

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife biologists have discovered the first documented examples of Oregon chinook salmon spawning without swimming to the ocean and back.

A Visit To The Largest Elwha River Dam In Its Final Moments

by Ashley Ahearn

On the Olympic Peninsula, just 30 feet of concrete dam stand between the Elwha River and its freedom. Next week, it'll be gone.

Feds Consider Grizzly Bear Reintroduction In Washington Cascades

by Courtney Flatt

The National Park Service says it has launched a three-year process to determine whether to reintroduce grizzly bears into the North Cascade Mountains of Washington state.

Small Wind Power Loses Steam In 2013

by Courtney Flatt

A report on small wind power in the U.S. found there are fewer new small wind turbines in 2013 than in recent years.

Oregon Denies Permit For Controversial Coal Export Dock

by Cassandra Profita

Oregon regulators announced Monday they will not issue a permit for a controversial coal export dock in Boardman.

Oregon Senators, Fire Chiefs See Gaps In Proposed Oil Train Rules

by Tony Schick

Oregon Senators offered local fire chiefs a chance to share concerns about oil train safety with a high-ranking official from the Department of Transportation on Monday in Eugene.

Cantwell: Shellfish Growers Are The Canary In The Coal Mine

by John Ryan

Democratic senators from Oregon and Alaska are calling for a national strategy to respond to ocean acidification and protect the nation's fishing industry.

Washington Wildfires Displace Deer

by Courtney Flatt

Wildfires have ravaged more than a million acres across the Northwest. In central Washington, the burned landscape will leave one of the state's largest deer herds without a place to go this winter.

Communities Around White Clouds Sharply Split Over Proposal

by Aaron Kunz

The Boulder-White Cloud Mountains in Idaho are rugged, located in the heart of the state's mid-section. But a divide over how to use the mountain land and potential action from the Obama Administration has residents of the area sharply split.

The Perilous Life Of A Professional Honeybee

by Cassandra Profita

Scientists say exposure to pesticides is just one of many hazards honeybees face, but they're working to find out just how big a role it plays in their overall decline.

Share your experiences as part of EarthFix's Public Insight Network.

© 2014 KCTS 9