Eilís O'Neill is the EarthFix reporter at KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio in Seattle. Eilís (eye-LEASH) fell in love with radio as a 14-year-old high school intern at KUOW. Since then, she’s wandered the world recording people’s stories and telling them on the air. She’s worked at KALW in San Francisco and WAMU in D.C.; she’s freelanced for public radio programs such as The World and Marketplace from places such as Buenos Aires and Santiago de Chile; and she’s written for The Nation and other magazines.
Eilís has a degree in English and Spanish from Oberlin College and a master’s degree in science, environment and health journalism from Columbia University.
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One of the region's biggest farm operations touts its products as certified "salmon safe." Does that matter to consumers deciding which carton of eggs to put in their shopping cart?
The Trump administration wants to slash the federal government’s biggest source of funds for conservation on private land.
The U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether treaties between tribes and the federal government require state taxpayers to dish out billions to dig up roads for salmon.
Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke's remarks in support of grizzly bear recovery in Washington's North Cascades come three months after his agency had halted just such an effort.
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About one hundred activists gathered Wednesday to protest Puget Sound Energy’s plan to keep producing electricity from coal until 2035.
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Washington might soon be the first state to restrict a class of chemicals found in products from hamburger wrappers to firefighting foam.
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When fish grow up in stormwater instead of clean water, they go out into the world less equipped to survive.
The Interior Department plans to expand energy development on public lands and offshore to pay for the National Parks’ maintenance backlog.
Residents of Seattle’s Beacon Hill neighborhood are demanding the federal government do more to address the problem of airplane noise.
On Tuesday, Washington agencies released their investigation into what happened when an Atlantic salmon farm collapsed in the Puget Sound this August.
As the Pacific Northwest booms, it’s using a lot of concrete to build buildings, roads, and other infrastructure--and making all that concrete is a big part of our carbon footprint.
NOAA researchers have built a tool that can predict the snowpack eight months ahead of time, before the snow even falls.
Washington state public lands commissioner Hilary Franz is asking the legislature for more time to review proposals from timber companies to log potentially unstable slopes.
In the winter, king tides give us a glimpse of the future: the homes and infrastructure likely to get flooded during the next few decades.
Washington’s commissioner of public lands is calling on the state legislature to put a price on carbon.
West Coast starfish are showing signs of recovery in Southern California but they're still suffering in the Pacific Northwest.
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On Thursday, two activists were acquitted of felony charges for protesting a liquefied natural gas plant currently under construction at the Port of Tacoma.
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The Environmental Protection Agency says it’s targeting a former creosote plant in the Seattle suburb of Renton for “immediate attention.”
This summer's fish escape has anti-fish farm advocates saying it’s better to farm salmon in tanks, on land.