Eilís O'Neill is the EarthFix reporter at KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio in Seattle. Eilís (eye-LEASH) fell in love with radio as a 14-year-old high school intern at KUOW. Since then, she’s wandered the world recording people’s stories and telling them on the air. She’s worked at KALW in San Francisco and WAMU in D.C.; she’s freelanced for public radio programs such as The World and Marketplace from places such as Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile; and she’s written for The Nation and other magazines.
Eilís has a degree in English and Spanish from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in science, environment and health journalism from Columbia University.
News | Environment | Books | PoliticsKUOW/EarthFix | July 21, 2017 5:40 p.m.
Washington’s legislative session did not deliver the money environmentalists wanted for toxic cleanup, oil transportation safety, or natural resources.
Researchers at Oregon State wanted to know which is worse--chopping down an acre in a forest that’s already been disturbed or in a forest previously untouched by humans. The answer surprised them.
News | Environment | Climate change | local | EnergyKUOW/EarthFix | June 29, 2017 2:02 p.m. | Seattle
If the world does nothing to limit carbon emissions, the U.S. economy will suffer — but the Pacific Northwest might actually benefit.
Forestry | News | Environment | localKUOW/EarthFix | June 27, 2017 3:11 p.m.
Land managers in the West have been struggling to deal with bark beetle outbreaks, but now they can prepare for future outbreaks by changing up what kind of trees they plant.
A Skagit County, Washington, jury found climate activist Ken Ward guilty Wednesday of second degree burglary for turning off an oil pipeline.
News | Environment | Pacific Ocean | World | Climate change | WaterKUOW/EarthFix | June 4, 2017 10:15 p.m. | Vancouver, British Columbia
People in the U.S. technically have no say in the matter of Canada's Trans Mountain pipeline. But that hasn’t kept them from protesting increased tanker traffic in the Strait of Juan de Fuca.
An Oregon man is set to be tried Monday in a Western Washington courtroom after for turning off a pipeline that brings Canadian oil into the U.S.
New research shows some of the orca populations that visit the Salish Sea are booming while the orcas who spend most of their time there are suffering. It comes down to what the different orcas eat.
The Nature Conservancy has big plans for the Olympic Peninsula’s Hoh River.
Washington has joined three other states to sue the Trump administration over coal leasing on public lands.
A tree disease that's decimated forests in California has made its way north to western Oregon and Washington.
If you ever wanted to follow a steelhead from the stream it was born in to the open ocean, now you have your chance.
Spring is the time for the annual struggle between keeping fruit trees alive and keeping bees alive to pollinate the trees.
Scientists have a new tool to figure out what’s ailing Puget Sound’s resident orcas. They’re studying whale breath, which is no easy feat.
You’ve heard of Keystone XL. And you know all about Dakota Access. But have you heard of TransMountain, which could soon be the biggest pipeline of them all?
Environment | Land | Politics | RecreationKUOW/EarthFix | March 23, 2017 5:45 p.m.
Public lands agencies are struggling to keep up with demands for rangers, trail maintenance – even toilet paper in outhouses. And the problem could get worse under President Trump’s hiring freeze.
One of Seattle's most popular parks was built on an industrial site where toxics have yet to be completely removed from the soil.
Raw sewage dumps aren’t as rare as we’d like to think. And intense rain events -- which climate change will make more common -- could make these spills more necessary without infrastructure upgrades.