Northwest

5 obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms
5 obstacles for Native voters in the November midterms
Native Americans have low participation rates in federal and state elections, but the problem doesn’t lay with political passivism.
The arresting quiet of a crane migration in Washington
The arresting quiet of a crane migration in Washington
Sandhill cranes, cattle and the surprising benefits of their coexistence in the West.
Mixed-ancestry wolves are recolonizing the Pacific Northwest
Mixed-ancestry wolves are recolonizing the Pacific Northwest
Their combination of coastal and inland DNA could help them survive a changing climate.
Governor Kitzhaber’s fall from grace
Governor Kitzhaber’s fall from grace
The peculiar and spectacular undoing of Oregon’s top official.
Latest: A Washington county puts the brakes on a new oil-train facility
Latest: A Washington county puts the brakes on a new oil-train facility
In the wake of recent oil-train derailments, Skagit County wants Shell to do a full environmental review.
Washington’s wolverines stage tenuous comeback
Washington’s wolverines stage tenuous comeback
The carnivores are recolonizing the northern Cascades, but they face an uncertain climate future.
Latest: New pesticide regulations for Oregon timber companies
Latest: New pesticide regulations for Oregon timber companies
Companies must now give officials at least a week’s notice before spraying.
Big dig, big disgrace
Big dig, big disgrace
A new mega-tunnel won’t save Seattle from the tyranny of traffic.
A new film tells the story of the Klamath River agreements
A new film tells the story of the Klamath River agreements
Republican lawmaker-turned-filmmaker, Jason Atkinson on why conservation doesn’t have to be a partisan issue.
The Latest: EPA released final cleanup order for Duwamish River
The Latest: EPA released final cleanup order for Duwamish River
A million cubic yards of toxic sludge will be dredged from Seattle’s only river.
The great salmon compromise
The great salmon compromise
The Columbia Basin Fish Accords have funded $1 billion worth of habitat restoration projects, but can they replace free-flowing rivers?
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.
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Northwest
Trains carrying oil raise tough questions in Northwest
As crude oil rail shipments increase, residents fear derailments and explosions.
For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
For climate activists, a bright spot in a dismal election
Environmentalists in the Pacific Northwest may lead the way.
Landscape-scale conservation gains ground
Landscape-scale conservation gains ground
The Nature Conservancy just announced its largest Washington land purchase to date.
Timberland herbicide spraying sickens a community
Timberland herbicide spraying sickens a community
Companies deposit thousands of pounds of herbicides each year on Oregon forests.
Utilities experiment on the rural Northwest
Utilities experiment on the rural Northwest
Real-time response to demand could radically shift how the grid operates.
Don’t drink the water
Don’t drink the water
Portland’s fluoridation battle shows how tricky it is to integrate science into debates that have as much to do with values as policy.
Watershed moment
Watershed moment
The U.S. and Canada prepare to renegotiate the 50-year-old Columbia River Treaty.
The bloody, brave beginnings of the Northwest
The bloody, brave beginnings of the Northwest
Review of ‘The Bully of Order’ by Brian Hart.
Watching the world slip away
Watching the world slip away
How do our children respond to a world threatened by climate change?
Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
Idaho’s sewer system is the Snake River
As Big Ag flourishes, this massive waterway suffers.
Washington’s new clean-water plan is a mixed bag
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