local | News | Environment | EnergyOPB | Dec. 30, 2016 4:49 p.m. | Portland
As the clock ticks down on the Obama administration, federal land managers released a flurry of rules Friday focused on mining in the Northwest.
The Northwest's newest wilderness is rugged, remote, and steeped with history. Explore Outdoor Idaho's story of the Boulder-White Clouds and what it took to give this landscape the gold standard of conservation.
News | Land | Business | Politics | EnvironmentOPB | March 22, 2016 9:56 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington
Washington Sen. Maria Cantwell said Monday that she’s concerned about an exploratory mining project that’s proposed on Goat Mountain, just north of the Mt. St. Helens National Volcanic Monument.
Environmental concerns over suction dredge mining have led to restrictions in Idaho, Oregon and California. Is Washington next?
Land use | Politics | Water | Environment | Fish & Wildlife | CommunitiesOPB | March 3, 2015 6:30 p.m. | Cave Junction, Oregon
The Washington and Oregon legislatures are considering limits on suction dredge mining -- a technique that uses large floating vacuums to suck up rocky streambeds and sift out precious metals.
Technology | World | Politics | Science | Business | Energy | Think Out LoudOPB | Jan. 9, 2014 12:30 p.m.
THURSDAY: While the ubiquity of smart technology has led to greater awareness of human rights issues worldwide, obtaining the metals used in these devices often comes with a terrible human cost.
Friends of the East Fork Lewis River file a lawsuit against the Yacolt Mountain quarry, claiming years of violations of the Clean Water Act.
U.S. Rep. Edward Markey is wondering whether the federal government should be charging coal companies higher prices for leases of publicly owned coal tracts in the Powder River Basin.
Jewelry may add beauty to the world, but it also takes some away. Did you see that this Valentine's Day 54 jewelers have promised not to use gold from the proposed Pebble Mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay?