Two giant wildfires in Eastern Oregon have killed hundreds of cattle and jeopardized many ranchers’ livelihoods. The Long Draw and Miller Homestead fires have burned more than 1,000 square miles of sage brush and juniper.
A new public opinion poll finds that water quality ranks as Northwesterners’ top environmental concern.
When U.S. EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson was in Portland in May, she sat down with an EarthFix reporter to talk about the Clean Water Act.
Forty years ago, Congress enacted the Clean Water Act to end pollution of our rivers, lakes, and bays. But today, in the Northwest and nationwide, most water bodies still don't qualify as clean and new threats to clean water are outpacing the act's enforcers.
Installment I examines the legacy of industrial pollution and how successful the Clean Water Act and other environmental laws have been at cleaning it up.
A new model will help utilities protect against hackers who would make it difficult to keep your power running.
Global warming is 20 times more likely to be the cause of last year's prolonged heat wave in Texas than it could have been in the 1960s, when less greenhouse gases had been released into the atmosphere. That's the conclusion of quick-turnaround research led by Oregon's state climatologist.
After the massive fires that swept across hundreds of miles of grazing lands, ranchers face the grim chore of assessing their losses and aiding their injured livestock.
The loss of livestock and other personal property are biggest concerns surrounding the huge fires that raged in southeastern Oregon. But the damage is also taking a toll on habitat for the already-dwindling population of sage grouse and other wildlife.
On July 13, 2002, lightning storms sparked a series of wildfires in southwest Oregon. It was one of the largest recorded fires in the Northwest. From trees that can literally resurrect themselves to vanishing soil, here are five surprising lessons ecologists have learned from the Biscuit Fire and recovery.