Wildlife officials plan to launch an unmanned aircraft on the Oregon coast. They hope the drone will allow them to monitor seabird populations on hard-to-reach rocky islands that serve as nesting grounds.
The Oregon Zoo will release 31 western pond turtles into the Columbia River Gorge Wednesday. The turtles are endangered in Washington and threatened in Oregon. In the past 20 years, the wild population has jumped from 100 to 1,600 animals because of recovery efforts.
This year is the 20th anniversary of Lonesome Larry's return to Idaho's Refish Lake. The sockeye salmon was the only one of his species known to have made the 800-mile trip from the ocean to the central Idaho lake. The solo journey helped jump start a multi-billion dollar effort to save Snake River salmon from certain extinction.
The Northwest is known for its love of coffee. Now evidence of that is showing up in the Pacific Ocean. Researchers have found low levels of caffeine at half a dozen locations on the Oregon Coast.
CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Interior Secretary Ken Salazar is telling Wyoming Gov. Matt Mead that he shares the governor's desire to end federal protections for Yellowstone grizzly bears.
A U.S. District Judge handed down a penalty Friday and issued a warning to a company trying to mine gold in Idaho.
The Northwest Environmental Defense Center has put Vigor Industrial on a 60-day notice, threatening to sue if the shipyard does not curb its stormwater discharges that contain zinc and copper.
The Department of Ecology has fined a gold mine in northeastern Washington for water quality violations. The mine has faced numerous penalties over the past five years since it opened.