A man in Oregon says he was fired from a construction job because he did not want to attend weekly Bible study meetings. Continue Reading Oregon Construction Worker Sues Company, Says He Was Fired For Not Attending Bible Study
A Canadian federal judge has halted construction of a pipeline that would have sent more oil tankers through Washington waters. Continue Reading Canadian Judge Halts Tar Sands Pipeline, Citing Impacts To Puget Sound Orcas
Climate change might lead to bigger populations of hungrier insects. This could have serious consequences for grain-growing regions in the Northwest and across the world. Continue Reading Insects Could Eat Twice As Much Wheat By The End Of The Century
Wildlife advocates scrambled Thursday to find a new way to block grizzly bear hunts set to begin this weekend after a judge said he wouldn’t immediately restore federal protections on the bears living in and around Yellowstone National Park. Continue Reading Wildlife Groups Scramble For New Way To Block Grizzly Hunts
All summer, teachers and school administrators in southwest Washington have been in contract negotiations to avoid widespread strikes. But now those strikes are happening. Continue Reading Southwestern Washington Schools Cancel Classes As Strikes Continue
The Trump Administration has called for more logging of western forests to reduce wildfire risks. But people on the ground in the west say the solution is thinning and forest restoration, not logging. Continue Reading Will More Logging Save Western Forests From Wildfires?
There’s an old saying that a boat is simply a hole in the water into which you dump your cash. They can be cheap to buy, but are expensive to maintain, insure, berth, repair and operate. They age, they weather, they often sink. When they do, they create another kind of money hole. The solution? Recycling. Continue Reading Recycling Washington Ghost Ships Could Turn Trash Into Treasure
It’s not something we typically discuss in polite company, but disaster planners say that when water and sewage service fails, finding a place to poop is a big deal. Continue Reading Have You Planned For Number Two After ‘The Big One’?
The next time you’re shopping for beer in Oregon, take a close look at the bottle. A select few will be thicker and heavier than usual with the word “refillable” stamped into the glass. Continue Reading Oregon Launches First Statewide Refillable Bottle System In US
Smoke from wildfires is blanketing much of the West. That’s ruining some crops and may be stunting others. And it’s making it difficult or unsafe for laborers to pick the harvest. Continue Reading As Wildfires Burn, Smoke Chokes Out Northwest Farmworkers And Delays Some Crops
For the fourth year in a row, federal health officials report that there has been a sharp increase in sexually transmitted diseases in the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tallied nearly 2.3 million cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis in 2017 — an increase of 200,000 cases over the previous year, and a record high. Continue Reading Record High Number Of STD Infections In U.S., As Prevention Funding Declines
With their tube-like bodies, gaping gill slits, and especially their sucker-like mouths lined with jagged teeth, lampreys aren’t the most aesthetically pleasing creatures. They look like they jumped out of a Ridley Scott sci-fi horror film. But for some Northwest Native tribes, they’re a significant part of the culture. Continue Reading Tribes And Conservation Groups Study What’s Leading To Low Lamprey Counts
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