Washington

Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Pacific Northwest
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Pacific Northwest
As crude oil rail shipments increase, residents fear derailments and explosions.
Virus implicated in starfish wasting disease
Virus implicated in starfish wasting disease
A team of scientists have figured out what’s killing West Coast sea stars, but bigger mysteries remain.
Landscape-scale conservation gains ground
Landscape-scale conservation gains ground
The Nature Conservancy just announced its largest Washington land purchase to date.
Utilities experiment on the rural Northwest
Utilities experiment on the rural Northwest
Real-time response to demand could radically shift how the grid operates.
Grizzlies gain ground
Grizzlies gain ground
Recovery efforts flourish, but challenges still loom.
Fear the falcon
Fear the falcon
A man and his raptors take on Washington's dump scavengers.
Closure of federal sheep facility would be a victory for grizzlies
How to publish a newspaper in the midst of wildfire
How to publish a newspaper in the midst of wildfire
A community news source rallies during Washington's biggest fire in history.
Critics see GOP wildfire bill as attack on environmental protections
What diabetic grizzlies can tell us about human obesity
Summer swimming in a Washington lake
Summer swimming in a Washington lake
A writer takes the plunge in frigid water.
The virtues of old-school car camping
The virtues of old-school car camping
Backwoods adventure isn't the only way to develop an affinity for the outdoors.
Washington’s new clean-water plan is a mixed bag