The chief of the U.S. Forest Service is warning that a billion acres of land across America are at risk of catastrophic wildfires like last fall’s deadly Camp Fire that destroyed most of Paradise, Calif. Continue Reading 1 Billion Acres At Risk For Catastrophic Wildfires, U.S. Forest Service Warns
U.S. Judge Michael H. Simon issued a temporary restraining order, blocking the grazing permits issued to Dwight and Steven Hammond by Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke before he left the Trump administration at the beginning of this year. Continue Reading Federal Judge Blocks Grazing Permits To Oregon Family At Heart Of Malheur Occupation
People visiting or living along the Pacific Northwest coast may be completely cut off after “The Big One” —the feared magnitude 9.0 Cascadia earthquake and tsunami. For that reason, the U.S. Navy has been scouting landing sites along the coast for disaster relief delivery by sea. The quake preparations ticked up a notch on Monday, with a practice delivery of supplies using two hulking Navy hovercrafts. Continue Reading Navy Hovercrafts Could Be Hulking Lifesavers After ‘The Big One’ Hits Northwest
Firefighters continued to attack a growing fire today in Grant County. It’s burning near the Wanapum Dam between the Columbia River and Royal City. Afternoon estimates had the so-called 2-4-3 Fire at nearly 5,000 acres, with that number expected to rise in windy conditions this afternoon and overnight. Continue Reading Firefighters Tackle Central Washington Fire Near Wanapum Dam, Expecting Growth Overnight
Plans for a low carbon fuel standard in Washington didn’t work out this legislative session. Now, advocates are figuring out what to do next to reduce gasoline and diesel emissions in the Evergreen State. Continue Reading Clean Fuels Proponents Move Forward With Plans In Washington State Despite Legislative Setback
A years-long government inquiry says human rights abuses “perpetrated historically and maintained today by the Canadian state” has led to violence against Indigenous women and girls that amounts to genocide. Continue Reading ‘Genocide’ Has Been Committed Against Indigenous Women And Girls, Canadian Panel Says
It may seem, to anyone who has driven long stretches of highway across the West, that there is plenty — maybe even more than enough — sagebrush. Sagebrush once covered 250 million acres of western North America, but today that ecosystem is half the size it once was and it’s burning more frequently. Continue Reading A Sea Of Sagebrush Disappears, Making Way For Fire-Prone Cheatgrass
The starting horn echoed bright and early Monday morning across Port Townsend Bay to launch the fifth annual running of a madcap maritime marathon. The 750-mile Race to Alaska has been compared by its organizers to the Iditarod sled dog race, but with a chance of drowning or getting eaten by a bear. Continue Reading Alaska Or Bust! Racers Set Out On Paddleboards, Canoes, Skifts From Port Townsend
Activists are asking city or county governments of at least seven Pacific Northwest communities to defy the federal government. They want to stop the deployment of next-generation 5G cellular service. Continue Reading Pushback Against Superfast 5G Wireless Spreads To At Least 7 Northwest Cities
Various kinds of ticks have been shown to carry at least 16 diseases in the U.S alone that can infect humans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Now add one more to the global list of ills that a tick bite can bring about, according to a study in the May 30 New England Journal of Medicine. Continue Reading Don’t Get Too Ticked Off, But… There’s Another Tick-Borne Illness To Worry About
When a wind turbine blade strikes a bird, the bird usually doesn’t survive. Now, researchers are working on new ways to keep birds — particularly eagles – away from wind farms using audio and visual signals. Continue Reading To Drive Eagles Away From Deadly Wind Turbines, Researchers Turn To Sound
Inslee says the policies he’s enacted in his state on the environment, the economy and health care are the same progressive actions he’d take if elected president. Continue Reading In ‘Opening Argument’ For 2020 Campaign, Jay Inslee Says Washington Is A ‘Template For Success’
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