The West Coast is experiencing the largest bloom of toxic algae in more than a decade, prompting wide-ranging closures of commercial crab and shellfish harvesting and causing some very weird behavior in wildlife.
Fish & Wildlife | Environment | Climate change | NW Life | Communities | Sports | Water | RecreationOPB | May 22, 2015 5:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
Many lakes levels are lower this spring than they’ve been in 30 years. That's not just bad news for irrigators and fish. It means many boaters and anglers will be high and dry this summer.
Fish & Wildlife | Forestry | News | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Climate change | Animals | Wildlife Detectives: A Special ReportOPB/EarthFix | May 16, 2015 1 a.m. | ASHLAND, Ore.
After the FBI refused to devote its forensics expertise to solving wildlife poaching and trafficking cases, the world's only lab dedicated to solving wildlife crimes was built in Oregon.
U.S. Forest Service officials are warning the public that unseasonably warm weather has made the ice caves in the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest near Granite Falls too dangerous for exploration.
Two Oregon teenagers who sought to force state lawmakers to work harder on a plan to reduce carbon emissions and help stave off climate change have struck out a second time with a state judge.
An Oregon judge has heard arguments in a case brought by two Eugene teens who have spent years contending that the state is failing to take adequate steps to stave off climate change.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has been pushing for limits on carbon emissions, but his cap-and-trade legislation has faced an uphill battle. Now one group says it’s time to take the issue to the voters.
Northwest utilities are fighting pressure end to all use of coal-fired power -- even when it's generated in places like Utah and Montana.
The ocean is going to be unusually warm this year off of Oregon and Washington, which could spell trouble for salmon and other marine life.
Fish & Wildlife | Land | Forestry | Environment | Flora and Fauna | Climate change | Communities | Water | Land useOPB | March 13, 2015 4:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
The Northwest Forest Plan is now 20 years old and due for an update, which will have environmental and economic reverberations for decades to come.