In this week's podcast, find out how old-fashioned insulation and high-tech thermostats can warm you up while drivving down your energy bill. And hear how global environmental trends -- burning coal and acidifying oceans -- are hitting home in the Northwest.
This week we learn how recreational mining that uses suctioning equipment on river bottoms is stirring up controversy in Idaho. And we find that a two-year-old decision to take water out of a Western Washington river for beverage production is now coming under scrutiny.
Go behind the scenes of EarthFix's latest installment in our series "Clean Water: The Next Act." Host Ashley Ahearn talks with Ecotrope blogger Cassandra Profita about how the chemicals and pharmaceuticals we use in our daily lives are (eep!) bringing out the feminine side in some male Puget Sound fish.
The EarthFix podcast takes a deep dive into the Northwest's Water World: recording orcas underwater, gillnet fishing for salmon in the Columbia River and a look at how Puget Sound is doing when it comes to water quality.
Hear how fat algae could end up in your fuel tank, how your windows can affect your energy bills and get the latest on the proposed liquid natural gas export facility in Oregon - this week, on the EarthFix podcast.
This week hear the sounds of Wyoming coal country, and find out how life there connects to life here in the Northwest. Host Ashley Ahearn explores the largest open pit mine in the world, visits with one rancher who's concerned about the effects of coal mining - and then heads to Bellingham, Washington to check out the proposed site of what could one day be the largest coal export terminal on the West coast.
This edition of the podcast is dedicated to the second installment of stories in our [Clean Water: The Next Act](/clean-water "Topic: Clean Water Act") series. Reporting from Oregon, Washington and Idaho, the team looks at the impact of logging and agriculture on water quality.
This week we've got stories on the changing makeup of forests in the Northwest and turning wastewater into power. Host Ashley Ahearn puts some tough questions to a Washington state wildlife official about his agency's decision to kill a wolf in Northeastern Washington.
Country music, pickup trucks and dirt roads this week as EarthFix heads to coal country. Ashley Ahearn and Katie Campbell get "coal-curious" with Dustin Bleizeffer, an energy reporter from the Powder River Basin of Wyoming. Bleizeffer has been covering the region known as "The Nation's Energy Capital" for more than 10 years.
Tsunami debris and invasive stowaways, logging roads and water pollution, coal in the Northwest and loud motorcycles - this week on the EarthFix podcast.
This week we launch our new segment: Sustainable You! We'll check in with Ecotrope blogger Cassandra Profita to answer your recycling questions. Also, find out how chinook salmon runs were this spring and get the latest installment in our series "Voices of Coal".
Of bunnies, baby goats and... gubernatorial debates. Tune in this week for stories about species recovery, stormwater pollution and our latest "Voices of Coal" audio postcard.
We've got some fishy features for you this week. Hear about hatchery science: breeding a better fish. And get the latest from the recovering Elwha River. We've also got quick hit news headlines from around the region including stories about Oregon's new energy plan, a rash in sea lion shootings, DIY herbicide testing and more.
This week hear stories about hungry black tailed deer, a logging lawsuit in Oregon and find out why a proposed mine in Alaska has Northwestern fishermen worried.
Floating clouds of algae viewed from the air, a CSI forensics lab to bust wildlife poachers and one tribe's relocation to a national park on the Olympic Peninsula because of climate change - All this and more in this week's EarthFix podcast.
Get the latest on algae blooms, critters and climate change, orcas, water sharing in the Yakima valley and more. Host Ashley Ahearn talks with EarthFix's Derelict Vessel Diva Bonnie Stewart about the latest sunken vessel, which leaked 3,500 gallons of oil, costing one Puget Sound shellfisherman tens of thousands of dollars.
This week host Ashley Ahearn talks with EarthFix's Amelia Templeton about one scientist who's been told to keep his mouth shut about the science on Klamath River dam removal. Plus stories about baby owls and coal in Longview, Wash.
This week EarthFix brings you stories about the face-off between wind and hydropower in OR, rare earth minerals in Idaho and how to borrow-a-bee and help urban pollination. Host Ashley Ahearn also checks in with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to find out who got busted, hint: it involves rattlesnakes.
This week EarthFix host Ashley Ahearn talks to teammates Cassandra Profita and Bonnie Stewart about coal exports in the Northwest and dams on the Snake River. And get the inside scoop on a new app that could be good news for endangered whales.
In this week's podcast, Ashley Ahearn talks shop with EarthFix colleague Katie Campbell. They discuss Katie's brand new documentary [**Undamming the Elwha**](/communities/article/undamming-the-elwha-the-documentary/ "undamming the elwha doc") and the ongoing EarthFix series [**Coal in the Northwest**](/tagged/Coal in the NW/ "articles tagged coal in the nw").