Snohomish County has received an additional $2 million from the federal government to help buy out properties devastated in the Oso landslide.
Inmates at a Washington prison are the first in the nation to grow sagebrush that can be used to restore an ecosystem that's vital for the survival of a native bird called the greater sage grouse.
Land | Science | Communities | Climate change | Environment | ForestryOPB/EarthFix | Oct. 28, 2015 5:39 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon
This year’s fires are leaving behind more than just charred forests. They’re setting the stage for what’s expected to be a fundamental shift in the landscape.
local | Land | Environment | NewsAP | Oct. 26, 2015 12:12 p.m. | Portland
Authorities say the spill happened on Monday at about 5 a.m. near the Kinder Morgan Bulk Terminal in Vancouver, Washington. The spill came from a fuel barge and was caused by a tank overfill.
The Oregon Department of Agriculture secured a restraining order this week to stop a company from spraying pesticides commercially without a license. The case marks the first time the Oregon Department of Agriculture has ever gone to court for a restraining order against a pesticide applicator.
Communities | Land use | Land | Agriculture | 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.
Health | Land | Communities | Agriculture | Land use | EnvironmentNWPR/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.
Land use | Land | Agriculture | EnvironmentOPB/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.
Land | Science | Communities | Agriculture | History | Land use | EnvironmentEarthFix | 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.