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Gold And Copper Mining In The Rainy Shadow Of A Volcano

KUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 21, 2017 11:43 a.m. | Morton, Washington

The Forest Service has given a Canadian company permission to explore for gold and copper in the shadow of Mount St. Helens.

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Warm Waters Off West Coast Have Lingering Effects For Salmon

AP | Sept. 17, 2017 3:20 p.m.

The mass of warm water known as "the blob" that heated up the North Pacific Ocean has dissipated, but scientists are still seeing the lingering effects of those unusually warm temperatures on salmon and steelhead.

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Fishers To Remain On Washington's Endangered Species List

AP | Sept. 11, 2017 7:12 a.m. | Port Angeles, Washington

Fishers are native to Washington but were wiped out by the middle of last century through over-trapping and habitat loss.

Environment | Flora and Fauna | Fish & Wildlife

Wildfires Are Big Trouble For The Northwest's Lynx, Pygmy Rabbits And Other Creatures

NWPR/EarthFix | Sept. 8, 2017 2:17 p.m.

As wildfires rage across the Pacific Northwest, more than just people are displaced from their homes. Animals in the wild are also feeling the effects of the flames.

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Wildfire Funding Included In Hurricane Relief Bill Signed By President

OPB | Sept. 8, 2017 9:51 a.m.

Provisions replenishing the U.S. Forest Service's firefighting budget clears Congress as part of hurricane relief aid legislation.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Where Have The West’s Monarch Butterflies Gone?

KUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 7, 2017 3:30 p.m.

New research shows western monarchs are disappearing even faster than their eastern cousins.

Environment | local | News | Fish & Wildlife | Northwest Wildfires 2017

'Herman The Sturgeon' Survives Stabbing, Kidnapping, And Now Wildfire

OPB | Sept. 6, 2017 5:44 p.m.

A beloved 79-year old sturgeon has survived a wildfire that forced the evacuation of the Bonneville Fish Hatchery.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Washington’s Fish Farms Are Governed By Decades-Old Guidelines

KUOW/EarthFix | Sept. 6, 2017 5 p.m. | Seattle

The guidelines have been on the books since 1986. Critics of fish farming in Puget Sound say last month's farmed salmon escape underscores the need for better standards and enforcement.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

600,000 Salmon Released Early Because Of Eagle Creek Fire

NWPR/EarthFix | Sept. 6, 2017 3:30 p.m.

To keep hatchery fall chinook salmon from dying because of the Eagle Creek Fire, Oregon officials released them early. They expect the fish to be OK.

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Oregon Ducks Head To Coast To Escape Smoky Air

AP | Sept. 5, 2017 12:47 p.m.

The Oregon Ducks moved practice to the coast Tuesday to escape smoky air caused by wildfires across the state.