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.
Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife | Science | Water | Recreation | Land use | EnvironmentKUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 21, 2017 11:43 a.m. | Morton, Washington
The Forest Service has given a Canadian company permission to explore for gold and copper in the shadow of Mount St. Helens.
At every income level, people of color are still exposed to more air pollution than white people, a study from the University of Washington finds.
The guidelines have been on the books since 1986. Critics of fish farming in Puget Sound say last month's farmed salmon escape underscores the need for better standards and enforcement.
Land use | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Land | FoodKUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 21, 2017 7:45 a.m. | Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest, Washington
Washington's Tulalip Tribe is working with the Forest Service to recreate open patches in the forest.
Humans like their yogurt and new research indicates the trees that clean up toxic waste stand to benefit from probiotics too.
Technology | News | Environment | RecreationKUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 10, 2017 6:15 a.m. | Mount Rainier National Park
Soon, there could be cell service at Mount Rainier National Park.
Air | Nation | News | EnvironmentKUOW/EarthFix | Aug. 2, 2017 5:45 p.m.
Forecasts predict smoke will keep coming and continue to blanket Washington and Oregon throughout the weekend.
News | Flora and Fauna | Environment | Science | ForestryKUOW/EarthFix | July 27, 2017 5:30 p.m. | Seattle
Sword ferns have been dying in huge numbers in forests around Puget Sound. The problem is spreading and scientists are scrambling to figure out what’s killing the centuries-old plants.
Politics | News | Environment | BooksKUOW/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.
local | Environment | News | Climate change | 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.
local | News | Environment | ForestryKUOW/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.
Pacific Ocean | World | Environment | News | Water | Climate changeKUOW/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.