From Paris to the White House to the wildlands of the Pacific Northwest, the environment was big news in 2017.
On Thursday, two activists were acquitted of felony charges for protesting a liquefied natural gas plant currently under construction at the Port of Tacoma.
A high-ranking EPA official visited Portland to meet with state and local leaders interested in understanding what it means to have the Portland Harbor Superfund Site targeted for immediate attention.
El Yunque National Forest is a world-renowned research site and one of the U.S. territory's top tourist attractions. The hurricane hit the rainforest hard, and it remains closed until further notice.
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Heavy rain and snow brought the Whitewater Fire to an end nearly three months ago, but questions about how the blaze was managed have remained controversial in the Santiam Canyon.
After footage of a starving polar bear on land went viral, NPR's Scott Simon asked Polar Bears International chief scientist Steven Amstrup how the animals can survive if sea ice continues to melt.
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The city of Portland has reached a $10 million settlement in a long-running lawsuit alleging misspending of ratepayer dollars by the city’s water and sewer bureaus.
Even before Maria hit, most of the island's landfills were filled beyond capacity and nearly half had EPA closure orders. The storm generated millions of cubic yards of waste and debris.
Penitent penguins. A seal aghast. A turbocharged wigeon, a vain gnu and a kickboxing kangaroo. We have the photos.
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The risk of oil spills on the Columbia River is very low, a new study into vessel traffic and safety found, but more tethered tug escorts might be needed if marine terminals increase tanker traffic.