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If approved and built, the Swan Lake North pumped hydro storage project in southern Oregon would be the largest energy storage project in the Pacific Northwest.
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Northwest chinook salmon fisheries may eventually be adjusted to ensure there’s enough fish in the ocean for endangered orcas.
An OPB investigation reveals firefighting foam that seeped into the groundwater in Northeast Portland now threatens to contaminate the Columbia River and a well field that supplies drinking water.
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Congress gave final approval to a wide-reaching natural resource bill that extends more public lands protections in the Pacific Northwest.
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The Northwest has seen plenty of snow and cold temperatures these last few weeks. But forecasters say some areas this summer could still face droughts.