A new study says the nation’s aquifers are shrinking at an alarming rate. The problem is not as bad in the Northwest, thanks to an abundance of rivers and streams. But even here, aquifers are in decline.
Scientists have gained better access to the mysterious deep-sea lives of fin whales – almost accidentally.
Tall, noisy wind turbines may not go over well in some urban areas. A Northwest company has developed residential-sized turbines to push renewable energy to cities. The portable turbines could also generate power during disasters.
Massive amounts of sediment have been released from above the two dams that are being removed on the Olympic Peninsula. But despite some technical challenges, there is new life and new habitat emerging on the Elwha River this spring.
Fish are making their way into parts of the Elwha River that have been locked away above two dams for 100 years. But which fish should be allowed to recolonize the Elwha - just wild fish, or hatchery-raised salmon and steelhead, too?
Pacific Northwest refineries have been getting their crude oil for years from tankers and pipelines. Last September, trains began shipping crude oil into the region by rail.
The government's automatic budget cuts are taking down up to 150 stream gauges -- devices that provide life-saving flood warnings and help scientists track drought conditions. The first round of nationwide closures started this week.
Conservationists say groundwater used to irrigate Washington State University’s golf course is draining the region’s aquifer. Their legal challenge case could change how cities and towns manage water for future development.
Which fish get to recolonize after Elwha’s dams are gone?
Counting up carbon emissions from wood pellets is surprisingly complex.
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