Big things are starting to take shape on the Vancouver waterfront. The southwest Washington city’s $1.5 billion redevelopment plan has been in the works for more than a decade.
Water | News | Environment | localAP | March 14, 2017 7:22 a.m. | Salem, Oregon
Native Americans, environmentalists and a fishing guide spoke out Monday in support of two bills that aim to prevent, or at least mitigate, an ecological disaster like an oil spill into the Columbia River.
Water | News | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | localAP | March 5, 2017 11:41 a.m. | Boise
The $500 million spent annually on habitat restoration projects and improvements are helping salmon, steelhead and other wildlife in the Columbia River Basin, federal agencies responsible for operating 14 federal dams say.
A lawsuit filed by salmon advocates calls for the Environmental Protection Agency to pick up where it left off in 2003 in considering steps to lower temperatures in the Columbia and Snake rivers.
Environment | Climate change | Land | Recreation | Water | Science | Oregon Field GuideOPB | Feb. 16, 2017 8:30 p.m.
The Columbia River Gorge is a sight to behold, but what's even more breathtaking is the story behind its creation. Here's how two major floods shaped this spectacular area.
News | Transportation | Politics | localOPB | Feb. 12, 2017 8:30 a.m. | Portland
It’s been almost three years since Oregon legislators walked away from a controversial project aimed at replacing the Interstate 5 bridge between Portland and Vancouver.
The ice, harsh winds and steep hills conspired to keep the Corbett School District superintendent from even reaching the office Wednesday, along with all of the district's students.
News | Environment | localOPB | Jan. 16, 2017 2:16 p.m. | Portland
The National Weather Service in Portland issued an ice storm warning for the greater Portland metro area, the Columbia River Gorge, the Hood River and Wind River valleys as well as most valleys within the Gifford Pinchot National Forest early Tuesday.
Union Pacific Railroad is suing Wasco County and Columbia River Gorge commissioners in an effort to push through a proposed track expansion.
Plaintiffs in the lawsuit over dams in the Columbia River Basin are asking the court to order federal agencies to spill more water over the dams this spring to help threatened and endangered fish.
A partnership between the Lewis and Clark National Historical Park and the Columbia River Estuary Study Taskforce will soon restore Megler Creek to its historic levels of fish passage.
Environment | Energy | News | Fish & Wildlife | Politics | localAP | Jan. 1, 2017 12:18 p.m. | Boise
The Federal Columbia River System Cultural Resources Program tracks some 4,000 historical sites that also include homesteads and missions in Oregon, Washington, Idaho and Montana. Now it's contributing information as authorities prepare a court-ordered environmental impact statement concerning struggling salmon and the operation of 14 federal dams in the Columbia River Basin.
Northwest oil train opponents are celebrating after a county in the Columbia River Gorge rejected a track-expansion request from Union Pacific Railroad.
NW Life | Environment | Water | News | Nation | Land use | Forestry | Agriculture | localStatesman Journal | Sept. 2, 2016 7:56 a.m.
But sharply increasing crowds at Oneonta during recent summers, numbering in the hundreds on weekends, has the U.S. Forest Service concerned about the impact to the gorge’s ecosystem.
Environment | Energy | News | Climate change | Water | localAP | Aug. 16, 2016 7:10 a.m. | Cheyenne, Wyoming
Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead says he's disappointed with the judge's decision. He says coal is a critical economic driver for his state and the nation.
High river temperatures in recent years has lead to the death of more than a quarter million salmon in the Columbia River.
News | Environment | Transportation | localAP | Aug. 14, 2016 9:21 a.m. | Skamokawa, Washington
A 751-foot cargo ship from Hong Kong that ran aground in the Columbia River near Skamokowa, Washington, has been pulled back into the channel.