Coast

Alaska’s highway of ferries is under threat
Alaska’s highway of ferries is under threat
What is lost when the floating highway that connects the state’s coastal communities disappears?
NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short
NEPA transformed federal land management — and has fallen short
A look back at the ground-breaking legislation on its 50th anniversary.
Antibiotic resistance is spreading among marine mammals
Antibiotic resistance is spreading among marine mammals
A new study of seals and porpoises in the Salish Sea shows how antibiotic-resistant bacteria proliferate in coastal waterways.
Climate showdown on the Willamette in Oregon
Climate showdown on the Willamette in Oregon
Activists target shipping hubs to influence fossil fuel development in Alaska.
For sea lions, a feast of salmon on the Columbia
For sea lions, a feast of salmon on the Columbia
Fishermen, tribes and environmentalists flummoxed as predator numbers swell below Washington's Bonneville Dam.
Arctic off-shore drilling hits home in Barrow, Alaska
Arctic off-shore drilling hits home in Barrow, Alaska
Dispatch from the nation’s northernmost town, a community divided.
Oceanic photos and call to action
Oceanic photos and call to action
Review of ‘The Salish Sea: Jewel of the Pacific Northwest’
Wrangell recovers from its timber hangover
Wrangell recovers from its timber hangover
Can a small Alaska town overcome the booms and busts of resource development?
The Los Angeles wetland wars
The Los Angeles wetland wars
Environmentalists saved a wetland from developers a decade ago. Now they’re trying to save it from each other.
A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another
A coal terminal would bring profit to one tribe, damage to another
Photos of the communities for and against the proposed Washington port.
A plague on the Klamath River
A plague on the Klamath River
The race to prevent a repeat of the West’s worst salmon-kill.
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Washington’s Swinomish sue to halt Bakken oil trains
Many communities fight transport of crude oil through their towns; some find legal footing to succeed.
Land-based foods won't float polar bears through ice declines
Land-based foods won't float polar bears through ice declines
As climate change sends bears searching for calories, new research suggests there's no substitute for seals.
Canada’s mining boom spills into U.S. waters
Canada’s mining boom spills into U.S. waters
How do you protect a river that begins in another country?
Should we put a price on nature?
Should we put a price on nature?
A nuanced look at ecosystem services.
Drilling the Arctic comes with a 75 percent chance of a large oil spill
Drilling the Arctic comes with a 75 percent chance of a large oil spill
Key findings from a new environmental analysis.
Duwamish River to get $342 million more for cleanup
Duwamish River to get $342 million more for cleanup
The EPA's order aims to undo decades of industrial pollution to Seattle's only river.
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.
The Latest: Sustainable seafood advocates vs. wilderness purists
The Latest: Sustainable seafood advocates vs. wilderness purists
After years of court battles, an oyster company in a national park agrees to shut down.
Offshore oil rigs can provide prime fish habitat
Offshore oil rigs can provide prime fish habitat
But will California's platforms stay in the ocean once the oil runs out?
The walrus detectives
The walrus detectives
What's behind the Alaska walrus haul-outs? Everyone's calling climate change, but the truth is, we don't know.
Watching the world slip away
Watching the world slip away
How do our children respond to a world threatened by climate change?
Alaska's Uncertain Food Future
Alaska's Uncertain Food Future
Climate change in the Far North puts traditional food sources at risk.
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