KUOW | April 01, 2015
Seattle's Alaskan Way Viaduct Tunnel project is more than a year behind schedule. As local frustration mounts, one engineering firm has a fresh idea that could mean good news for urban salmon recovery.
Idaho Public Television | March 31, 2015
University of Idaho wildlife scientists team up with a crew from Florida to deploy unmanned aircraft. A growing number of researchers are using airborne technology to assess the health of the land, water, and wildlife.
OPB | March 26, 2015
As starving sea lions wash ashore in California, biologists are counting a record number of California sea lions in the Columbia River. Coincidence? Probably not.
Food | Environment | NationNPR | April 1, 2015 3:23 p.m.
Much of the state depends on that snow for its water. In the Central Valley, the nation's most productive farming region, that means another year of fallowed fields and emergency water measures.
Environment | Science | NationNPR | March 31, 2015 4:57 p.m.
The new target was submitted to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change Tuesday. Part of a plan for a new international treaty, it would give the U.S. 10 years to reach its goal.
News | local | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | OPB News BlogOPB | March 31, 2015 12:30 p.m. | Portland
Even orcas head south for spring break. L- and K-pod ocras made their way to Cape Disappointment off the Oregon Coast, according to NOAA Fisheries West Coast — Science and Management on its Facebook page.
In South Florida, the world's two most destructive termite species could be mating because of climate change. Researchers say if the hybrids colonize, they could pose an even greater economic threat.
Few people come into contact with farm chemicals the way agricultural workers do. That's why a new health report on a commonly used herbicide is raising special concerns about farmworkers and cancer.
Ranchers and the federal government have agreed to a plan that protects virtually all of Oregon’s sage grouse habitat. Ranchers who sign on would be immune from harsher restrictions if the bird is listed as an endangered species.
Food | Environment | Science | NationNPR | March 27, 2015 3:05 p.m.
California Gov. Jerry Brown signed his sweeping $1.1 billion emergency drought relief bill Friday. It funds water infrastructure improvements like flood control and aid for farmworkers.
Environment | Science | Nation | EnergyNPR | March 27, 2015 5:35 a.m.
An official investigation into an accident last February at the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant has concluded that kitty litter is the culprit. Organic material in the litter caused a drum to burst.
Environment | Science | Nation | EnergyNPR | March 26, 2015 5:01 p.m.
The shrinking of ice at the ocean's edge in the West Antarctic has increased by 70 percent over the past decade, an analysis of satellite images suggests.