OPB | Feb. 27, 2015
Oregon's city and county leaders are scrambling to understand how electricity supplies will be affected by power-hogging indoor marijuana growers after recreational pot becomes legal in the state.
Northwest Public Radio | Feb. 27, 2015
The North Cascades used to be home to thousands of grizzly bears. Their numbers have dwindled to only a handful over the past century. Now, the federal government is asking for your input on helping out Washington’s grizzlies
Northwest News Network | Feb. 27, 2015
Thousands of people are expected to start long distance treks on the Pacific Crest Trail this year.
Birders especially know that Cuba harbors hundreds of rarely seen, little-studied species. As the island nation opens to more U.S. visitors, scientists hope "green Cuba" can survive increased tourism.
Health | World | Science | EnvironmentNPR | Feb. 26, 2015 11:19 a.m.
India's air pollution is so bad that it shortens people's lives by about three years, a study found. This week Al Gore visited New Delhi to link bad air to climate change.
Food | Nation | Science | EnvironmentNPR | Feb. 26, 2015 10:49 a.m.
Warmer temperatures in Alaska are giving farmers flexibility to plant a wider range of crops over a longer growing season. One farmer says the secret to his bounty is soil enriched by flooding rivers.
Tired of oil trains moving through the Northwest? How about a pipeline? New legislation could fund the study of a CascadiaXL pipeline to move oil from the middle of the country to the Washington coast.
Keeping cool may soon take a lot less energy. Northwest researchers have developed a new air cooling system that could be used in cars, buildings and on the Navy’s front lines.
Business | Environment | Nation | Elections | EnergyNPR | Feb. 24, 2015 1:40 p.m.
White House spokesman Josh Earnest said the GOP-controlled Congress had sent the bill to the White House this morning. Republicans do not appear to have enough votes to override the threatened veto.
Nation | Science | EnvironmentNPR | Feb. 24, 2015 6:48 a.m.
Two species of fern that diverged 60 million years ago are as evolutionarily distant as, say, elephants and manatees. Nonetheless, the two species recently produced a hybrid, say astounded botanists.