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Environment

An unknown male wolverine was spotted at a wildlife monitoring station. Courtesy of the Cascades Carnivore Project

Where Have All The Wolverines Gone? Apparently Not On The Endangered Species List (Yet)

Conservation groups say the animals need to be listed as threatened under the Endangered Species Act. Ten groups want to force the federal government to protect the elusive wolverines. The groups estimate there are around 300 wolverines left, sparsely scattered across the Mountain West, including Idaho, Washington and Oregon. Continue Reading Where Have All The Wolverines Gone? Apparently Not On The Endangered Species List (Yet)

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Fish advocates say sending water through spill bays is the best way to ensure fish survival through dams in the Columbia and Snake rivers. CREDIT: CASSANDRA PROFITA

How The Trump Administration’s Environmental Policy Rollback Affects The Northwest

A new Trump administration plan to scale back a bedrock environmental law could affect all kinds of projects in the Northwest, including timber sales, hydroelectric dams, and large energy developments like the controversial Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project with its 235-mile Pacific Connector pipeline. Continue Reading How The Trump Administration’s Environmental Policy Rollback Affects The Northwest

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A new sign graces the entrance onto the Hanford site near Richland, Washington. CREDIT: ANNA KING

Washington State Regulators Fine Feds More Than $1 Million Over Hanford Cleanup Data

Washington Department of Ecology leaders say without access to this data, they can’t effectively protect the land, air and water for residents in eastern Washington and surrounding communities. They say they’ve attempted to negotiate this issue with federal Energy managers for years. Continue Reading Washington State Regulators Fine Feds More Than $1 Million Over Hanford Cleanup Data

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