OPB | May 22, 2015
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.
KCTS9/EarthFix | May 22, 2015
Big money and human health are at stake when it comes to Puget Sound's most lucrative clams and the people charged with protecting them.
NWPR/EarthFix | May 22, 2015
The Obama Administration is expected to announce a new clean water rule in the next few days, which has some Northwest farm groups worried what new regulations could mean for their operations.
Residents of an industrial neighborhood in Seattle say clouds of harmful dust from a recycling operation have been stinging their eyes, coating their tongues, and at times, making it difficult to breathe.
Nation | Science | EnvironmentNPR | May 22, 2015 3:35 p.m.
Plains All American, the company that operates the pipeline, says it has yet to uncover the problem. So far, 9,000 gallons of sludge have been removed from a nine-miles stretch of Calif. coast.
Science | Nation | Flora and Fauna | Environment | FoodNPR | May 22, 2015 2:54 p.m.
The ocean's tiniest inhabitants — including bacteria, plankton, krill — are food for most everything that swims or floats. Now, scientists have completed a count of this vast and diverse hidden world.
local | News | EnvironmentAP | May 22, 2015 2:45 p.m.
An official with Washington state's Department of Natural Resources says Seattle activists protesting Shell's plans to drill for oil in the Arctic did some environmental damage to a popular dive park.
local | News | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | OPB News BlogOPB | May 22, 2015 11:30 a.m. | Portland
Astoria officials and locals have been scratching their heads, trying to figure out how to get rid of the ubiquitous barking sea lions that have arrived by the thousands this year on the city's docks. But now, the city may be bringing in the big guns, or should I say, whale.
News | Environment | ForestryAP | May 22, 2015 10:50 a.m.
Some Oregon lawmakers have revived an effort to limit aerial herbicide spraying on private timberlands by placing mandatory "no-spray" buffers around houses and schools.
Nation | Science | Environment | FoodNPR | May 22, 2015 10:06 a.m.
Urban orchards are dropping everything from apples to avocados on Seattle, Bloomington, Ind., Boston and several other cities. Advocates say orchards can have longer lasting impact than gardens.
News | Environment | ForestryAP | May 22, 2015 7:30 a.m.
Two state agencies are investigating aerial spraying operations on private timberlands in the southern Coast Range.
Biologists have confirmed that photos taken near Leavenworth in the Washington Cascades are of a gray wolf. This is the first time a wolf has been documented in this area the Cascades since 2000.