A Northwest senator is behind a proposal to cut greenhouse gas emissions by going to the very start of the carbon cycle: the coal, oil and natural gas that has yet to be extracted from the ground.
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?
Agriculture | Land use | Communities | Land | EnvironmentEarthFix | 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.
Land use | Environment | Land | Agriculture | Health | CommunitiesNWPR/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.
Agriculture | Land use | Environment | LandOPB/EarthFix | Oct. 12, 2015 midnight
A liable party makes a world of difference for Washington’s Department of Ecology. It could be the difference between paying for cleanups and letting contamination linger.
History | Land use | Environment | Land | Agriculture | Science | CommunitiesEarthFix | 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.
History | Land use | Environment | Land | Agriculture | CommunitiesEarthFix | 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.”
Land use | Environment | Energy | Water | Communities | Economy | Fish & Wildlife | Climate changeOPB/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.
Some fire tower lookouts in Oregon will soon be replaced with high-powered video cameras.
Land use | Environment | Recreation | Forestry | Technology | CommunitiesOPB/EarthFix | Sept. 14, 2015 noon | Ashland, Oregon
An Oregon environmental group spent the summer lugging a 40-pound Google Trekker camera around trails on public lands. Now its virtual tours are live online.