Wildfires, invasive species and climate change are seriously threatening the Hanford Reach National Monument, and with it, a rare plant that grows only in one place in the world. Continue Reading New Hope For A Rare Plant At Hanford Reach
New homes built in Central Washington could be constructed on top of old orchards, where soils might contain the remnants of pesticides from the early 1900s. Continue Reading Pilot Project Aims To Clean Up Some Central Washington Soil Contamination
The Washington Fish and Wildlife Commission will reconsider a controversial spring bear hunt that the commission had recently postponed. Continue Reading Washington Commission To Reconsider 2022 Spring Bear Hunt
Firefighters say toxic chemicals in their protective equipment are a big concern and need to be replaced with safer alternatives. Continue Reading Firefighters Hope Washington Bill Will Help Remove Toxic Chemicals From Protective Gear
A new bill in the Washington Senate aims to stop a controversial policy in Klickitat County, where the sheriff deputized six hound handlers to track and kill any cougars he deemed to be a safety threat. Continue Reading Washington Bill Aims To Stop Controversial Cougar Hunts In Klickitat County
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is continuing its investigation into the deaths of around 30 steelhead trout near Idaho’s Dworshak Dam on the North Fork of the Clearwater River. Continue Reading Army Corps Continues To Investigate 30 Steelhead Found Dead Near An Idaho Dam
Coal plant closures in the Northwest and an increase in natural gas generation meant fewer heat-trapping carbon dioxide emissions recently contributed to climate change, according to new data from the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Continue Reading Northwest Energy Generation Continues To Green Up
The Army Corps of Engineers is investigating whether the start-up of Dworshak Dam’s turbines are responsible for the deaths of around 30 steelhead, according to a press release from the Army Corps. Continue Reading Around 30 Steelhead Found Dead Near Idaho’s Dworshak Dam
Climate change is forcing creative water storage options in the Yakima River Basin to ensure enough water for fish, cities and farmers.
Two surveys about breaching the Snake River dams show opposing results. Continue Reading New Survey Shows Support For Snake River Dams, In Contrast To Earlier Survey
Recent atmospheric research may help Northwest forest managers better prepare for wildfires. Continue Reading How Melting Sea Ice Increases Wildfire Risk In The Northwest
Columbia River fish could have another challenge to their ecosystem. Growing numbers of American shad could challenge salmon and steelhead. Continue Reading Will A Shad Horde Take Over The Columbia River?