The state says the automaker exposed residents to harmful air pollution by intentionally cheating on federal emissions tests.
As international leaders head to Paris to talk about Climate Change and what to do about climate refugees, one tribe on the Washington coast plans its retreat from the rising seas.
Communities | Forestry | Climate change | Land | Science | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Oct. 28, 2015 5:39 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
This year’s fires are leaving behind more than just charred forests. They’re setting the stage for what’s expected to be a fundamental shift in the landscape.
Is GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush's campaign focus on public lands a sign that the West's natural resources will be an election-cycle issue?
Land | Land use | Communities | Environment | AgricultureEarthFix | Oct. 12, 2015 midnight | Yakima, Washington
At homes and day care centers throughout Central Washington, children play in yards still contaminated by pesticides sprayed decades ago when the land was used to grow apples.
Communities | Health | Land | Land use | Environment | AgricultureNWPR/EarthFix | Oct. 12, 2015 midnight
Here are some tips from a soil scientist on how to avoid potential exposure if you think soil in your yard might be contaminated by old pesticides.
Communities | Science | Land | Land use | Environment | History | AgricultureEarthFix | Oct. 12, 2015 midnight
Using a grant from the Fund for Environmental Journalism, EarthFix sampled and tested soil from 30 properties in Yakima and Wenatchee in Washington and Hood River in Oregon.
Communities | Land | Land use | Environment | History | AgricultureEarthFix | Oct. 12, 2015 midnight
DDT was banned in 1972 because of its harm to human health and the environment. DDT can take more than 15 years to break down in the environment, meaning it leaves a toxic trace for many years. But when it replaced lead arsenate in the late 1940s, “DDT was the savior.”
New ozone rules from the EPA won't immediately ding Northwest communities, but pollution challenges remain.
Communities | Energy | Climate change | Water | Economy | Land use | Fish & Wildlife | EnvironmentOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 30, 2015 noon | Ashland, Oregon
Federal regulators determine that Jordan Cove can take steps to minimize environmental and safety concerns surrounding the liquefied natural gas export terminal and pipeline.