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The Golden Anniversary For Wilderness In America

When you consider how long mountains, forests and deserts have been a part of the American landscape, 50 years is the blink of an eye. But it’s something of a milestone when a law protecting these places turns 50. That’s happening this week. Full Story »

Rafting The Dam-Free Elwha

by Ashley Ahearn

Take a ride on a stretch of the Elwha River in Olympic National Park that's been dammed for more than 100 years.


Oregon Approves Subsidies For Oil Transport, Not For Coal

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.


Northwest Researchers Work To Boost Geothermal Power

by Courtney Flatt

There’s been a lot of hype around geothermal power, which uses heat from the below the earth’s surface to provide energy. Several Northwest researchers are hoping to push this form of renewable energy forward.


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.


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.
















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