Wildfires can be frightening and result in overflowing emotions. Fear, anxiety and even depression can arise before, during and after these natural disasters, but specialists say there are still resources to cope with the trauma that environmental emergencies can cause. Continue Reading Wildfires can impact your mental health
How to spot risk factors and how to prevent falls before they happen Continue Reading Fall prevention: Stay fit and fall-free
A giant tortoise on Santa Cruz Island in the Galapagos. (Courtesy of Courtney Flatt.) Listen (Runtime 1:13) Read Northwest researchers have discovered that turtle shells can help track radioactive material… Continue Reading Scientists discover ‘turtle power’ could help monitor radioactive materials
A Western gray squirrel. (Courtesy of the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife.) Listen (Runtime 0:57) Read Washington’s Western gray squirrels are in trouble. So much so that state officials… Continue Reading Washington may upgrade Western gray squirrel to ‘endangered’ status
With the impending closure of the WestRock Paper Mill in Tacoma, about 400 workers could be displaced.
“It’s really significant,” said Chelsea Mason-Placek, who is the workforce development director for the Washington State Labor Council. “This is a much larger layoff than we typically see.” Continue Reading What will happen to employees at WestRock Paper Mill when it closes?
Ryan Graves, Americans for Safe Aerospace Executive Director, from left, U.S. Air Force (Ret.) Maj. David Grusch, and U.S. Navy (Ret.) Cmdr. David Fravor, are sworn in during a House… Continue Reading Northwest residents share stories of UFO sightings, hope for government disclosure
On Nov. 7, some voters will decide whether to dissolve the Columbia County Library in Dayton, Washington. If they choose to do so, librarians said it would be the first… Continue Reading Lawsuit aims to block ballot measure to dissolve Dayton library
Ken Luke, a manager with McCain Foods, shows off some of the old standby potato varieties, along with some of the new, like the fresh “King Russet,” at a recent… Continue Reading Fries of the future could use less pesticides, water and be more resilient to climate change
A helicopter pulled water from the Clearwater River while fighting the flames from the Hospital Fire in Orofino, Idaho August 29, 2023. (Credit: Lauren Paterson / NWPB) Listen (Runtime 3:16)… Continue Reading Six homes lost in Hospital Fire in Orofino
Moss drapes over trees in Olympic National Park like the table dressings of fairies and the blankets of sprites. This place inspires writers — from amateurs to poets to public radio reporters — and welcomes visitors each year into its majesty.
Our national parks tend to do that; be places of awe-inspiring beauty, great adventures through bushwhacking and overnights surrounded by stars, or casual days trips on paved roads for vehicle passengers to marvel at the great outdoors from the comfort of a sedan. Continue Reading Tales of the forests through which we tromp
A screenshot of the map for the Oregon Road Fire via InciWeb. Read UPDATE: All evacuations lifted for Spokane and Pend Orielle Counties as of Tuesday evening. The fire was 79… Continue Reading UPDATED: Evacuation notices lifted for Oregon Road Fire
Residents on Blue Canyon Road near Lake Whatcom have been issued a Level 2 evacuation warning as crews fight a roughly 30-acre fire that likely started due to lighting Monday evening. Continue Reading Residents near Lake Whatcom issued Level 2 Evacuation Notice
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