Sky watchers will later be treated to a rare full moon coinciding with the solstice. June's full moon has traditionally been nicknamed the honey moon or the strawberry moon because of its large, reddish-amber appearance in the sky.
Environment | Food | Animals | Climate change | News | Pacific Ocean | Science | localOPB | June 12, 2016 2:45 p.m. | Portland
Native Olympia oysters have a built-in resistance to ocean acidification, according to a newly published study in the Journal of Limnology and Oceanography.
As crews worked to clean up overturned oil tanker cars and answer questions about the cause of Friday’s train derailment in Mosier, Oregon, the Hood River community gathered to protest oil transport by rail.
In a move spearheaded by environmentalists, the Portland Public Schools board unanimously approved a resolution aimed at eliminating doubt of climate change and its causes in schools.
local | Climate change | Land | Environment | NewsAP | May 22, 2016 9:15 a.m. | Seattle
On the heels of two consecutive record-setting wildfire seasons, the state Department of Natural Resources is training more wildland firefighters, equipping local agencies with fire equipment, adding aircraft, radios and other equipment.
Environment | Energy | Climate change | News | local | AgricultureKUOW/EarthFix | May 16, 2016 8:39 a.m. | Anacortes, Washington
Fifty-two people were arrested Sunday after camping out on train tracks that service oil refineries in northern Puget Sound. They were among hundreds of activists who demonstrated against fossil fuels in Anacortes, Washington.
Energy | Climate change | Environment | News | localAP | May 15, 2016 9:39 a.m. | Seattle
Authorities cleared railroad tracks of protesters and arrested 52 climate activists in Anacortes, Washington, Sunday morning. The protestors had been camped out on the tracks since Friday.
Native American villages dotted the coastline up until the early 1900s. But now many of those sites are literally falling into to the ocean – a process that is being accelerated by climate change.
local | Climate change | Environment | NewsAP | May 10, 2016 9:23 a.m. | Spokane, Washington
High temperatures in April caused much of the Pacific Northwest's mountain snowpack to melt. Runoff was above normal because of the rapid snowmelt, but Washington's rivers and streams were able to contain it without flooding.