Oregon lawmakers are considering new rules to better protect the public from aerial herbicide spraying.
Flash floods this August swept mud, debris, and ash through north central Washington. All that gunk has created an unusual problem for farmers and migratory fish.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has brought its review of a proposed coal export terminal to an immediate halt, a blow to the Australian company trying to get coal from the Northern Rockies to an eager Asian market.
The Oregon Department of Forestry is unveiling an overhaul of how it tracks what happens on forests within the state. Forest pesticide watchdogs were among the harshest critics of the old system and remain disappointed in the new one.
One of North America’s imperiled wildcats, the Canada lynx, is now federally protected under the Endangered Species Act. But conservation groups say not enough of the cat’s Northwest habitat is protected under the law.
High tech weather sensors are now installed throughout the area scorched by the Carlton Complex wildfire. The hope is that they will warn residents of potential flash floods. The funding for the technology is coming from an unusual source.
The Vancouver City Council has approved an emergency six-month moratorium on new or expanded facilities that would accept crude oil.
In all three West Coast states, transportation accounts for the largest share of climate-changing greenhouse gases. And all three states are trying to boost the number of zero-emission vehicles on their roads.
Environmental groups are suing the U.S. Department of Transportation over the shipment of volatile crude oil in older railroad tank cars.
Wildfires this summer in Washington have burned about 567 square miles. Last year wildfires burned about 156 square miles in the state.