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July 22, 2014

EarthFix Conversation: Puget Sound Whales For Sale

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.

July 21, 2014

Wolves Kill Calf In Northeastern Oregon

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife says wolves killed a domestic calf on the Wallowa-Whitman National Forest.

July 18, 2014

One-Man Train Crews Could Soon Operate In Northwest

BNSF Railway trains in the Pacific Northwest could soon have one-man crews.

How To Listen For A Spotted Bat

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.

EPA To Protect Salmon Fishery By Blocking Massive Alaska Mine

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing restrictions that would essentially block development of a planned massive gold-and-copper mine near the headwaters of a world premier salmon fishery in Alaska.

July 17, 2014

Ag Secretary In Oregon To Tout Conservation Partnerships

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.

Hanford Workers Say They’re Not Satisfied With Working Conditions At Tank Farms

Hanford Nuclear Reservation workers are worried about getting sick. A Seattle-area watchdog called Hanford Challenge organizes a forum for them to air their concerns.

Endangered Species Listing For Wolverine Looking Doubtful

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.

July 16, 2014

Obama’s Climate Initiatives in the Northwest

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.

Panel: Vancouver Site Zoned OK For Oil Terminal

A state panel reviewing a plan to build the Northwest's largest crude-by-rail terminal says the proposed site is properly zoned for the purpose.

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