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Introducing Our New Team Blog

Sept. 5, 2013 5 a.m.

Introducing... Waypoints, the EarthFix team blog.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

A Protective Boost For A Pair Of Northwest Prairie Species

Oct. 2, 2013 8:17 p.m.

The federal government will make official Thursday its added protection for the streaked horned lark and the Taylor's checkerspot butterfly. The bird and the butterfly rely on prairie habitat from the Puget Sound trough to the Willamette Valley.

Energy | Environment

Electric Car Company’s Shares Drop After Fiery Crash Video Hits Internet

Oct. 2, 2013 8 p.m.

Electric car company Tesla Motors' shares dropped Wednesday after a video of one of their cars on fire hit the internet.

Communities | Environment

What's Shut Down In the NW World Of Federal Public Lands And Natural Resource Operations

Oct. 1, 2013 9:36 p.m.

Here's a rundown on what the BLM, FWS, NOAA, NPS and other federal agencies known by their TLAs and FLAs (Sorry - three-letter-acronyms and four-letter-acronyms) are up to ... and no longer up to in the Northwest due to the federal government shutdown.

Communities | Environment

ICYMI: Coal, Ocean Acidification And Air Pollution

Oct. 1, 2013 7 p.m.

As October rains upon us, a round up some of the big news and great reports from our team and from other outlets in September.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

Our Messy Relationship With Urban Wildlife

Sept. 27, 2013 9 p.m.

Can we be 'gracious co-inhabitants' in our daily encounters with urban wildlife?

Communities | Environment

Auto Mercury Switch Recycling Program Reaches Milestone

Sept. 26, 2013 8 p.m.

Washington’s Department of Ecology recently collected its 200,000th automobile switch containing mercury. That represents 445 pounds of mercury that did not end up in the environment.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

Rockstar Wolf OR-7, By Luck Of The Draw

Sept. 10, 2013 11 a.m.

Wolf OR-7 has become something of a rock star in the world of wildlife. How did he get to be so famous? Sheer luck.

Flora and Fauna | Environment

Climate Tale: The Mis-Camouflaged Hare

Sept. 9, 2013 11 a.m.

Sometimes a single species’ plight can help to illustrate the impacts of climate change as compellingly as melting glaciers and or a remote Alaskan village's sea level rise. Example: the snowshoe hare.

Energy | Environment

An Oil Terminal Hits The Shoals

Sept. 6, 2013 9:41 p.m.

Three of the Northwest's proposed coal export terminals have been dropped by investors. Now, a train-to-oil project reaches a similar fate.

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