WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 2:31 P.M.
An environmental group is suing the federal government to force Washington state to do more to protect Puget Sound from polluted runoff from roads, farms, logging and boats.
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 12:59 P.M.
In a move signaling an intention to dismantle President Obama’s climate change and environmental legacy, President-elect Trump will nominate Scott Pruitt, the attorney general of the oil and gas intensive …
WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7, 2016, 12:40 P.M.
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell is urging stronger measures to protect Washington state from oil spills after Canada’s government approved a pipeline expansion project that would dramatically increase oil tankers through …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 1:31 P.M.
Though this is when the Arctic is supposed to be refreezing, scientists say sea ice there hit record low levels for November. In the crucial Barents Sea, the amount of …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 1:20 P.M.
The completion of the Dakota Access oil pipeline has been delayed after the U.S. Army declined to grant an easement for the final few thousand feet under a Missouri River …
TUESDAY, DEC. 6, 2016, 1:12 P.M.
Google, a trendsetter in the field of corporate purchases of wind and solar energy, made a striking proclamation Tuesday – by next year, it forecasts that it’ll be purchasing as …
MONDAY, DEC. 5, 2016, 2:22 P.M.
The Army Corps of Engineers’ refusal to grant a permit for the Dakota Access oil pipeline to cross beneath the Missouri River has focused more attention on alternative routes, but …
SATURDAY, DEC. 3, 2016, 8:12 P.M.
The head of North Dakota’s emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 4:45 P.M.
City workers will begin installing two massive subterranean tanks to retain stormwater beginning early next year in downtown, part of ongoing efforts to clean up the Spokane River. The work …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 1:54 P.M.
So far, the hundreds of protesters fighting the Dakota Access pipeline have shrugged off the heavy snow, icy winds and frigid temperatures that have swirled around their large encampment on …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 11:59 A.M.
The Environmental Protection Agency on Friday said it plans to require mining companies to show they have the financial wherewithal to clean up their pollution so taxpayers aren’t stuck footing …
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 11:50 A.M.
There has been a hiccup at the nation’s first offshore wind farm as it prepares to start delivering power.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 11:36 A.M.
Gov. Steve Bullock has declared a natural resource emergency after aquatic invasive mussels were detected in Montana waters for the first time.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 9:20 A.M.
The New York City Police Department has announced plans to expand its fleet of Smart cars to replace the three-wheeled scooters that officers utilized for decades.
FRIDAY, DEC. 2, 2016, 7:09 A.M.
Three more Hanford workers reported smelling a suspicious, ammonia-like odor Thursday afternoon in central Hanford and received medical evaluations.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 3:20 P.M.
The Environmental Protection Agency has criticized as inadequate a draft study the Army Corps of Engineers did on a proposed coal-export project in Washington state.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 3:17 P.M.
U.S. government officials on Thursday finalized an overhaul of how they plan for oil and gas drilling, mining, grazing and other activities across public lands in the West.
THURSDAY, DEC. 1, 2016, 12:18 P.M.
Princess Cruise Lines has agreed to pay a $40 million penalty and plead guilty to seven federal charges in an illegal ocean pollution case.
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 30, 2016, 2:28 P.M.
The Obama administration has decided not to change government fuel economy requirements for cars and light trucks despite protests from automakers.
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 2 P.M.
Workers completed a massive shelter over the Chernobyl nuclear plant’s exploded reactor on Tuesday, one of the most ambitious engineering projects in the world that one expert said had closed …
TUESDAY, NOV. 29, 2016, 5 A.M.
California is taking its fight against global warming to the farm. The nation’s leading agricultural state is now targeting greenhouse gases produced by dairy cows and other livestock.
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 4:20 P.M.
A government order for protesters of the Dakota Access pipeline to leave federal land could have little immediate effect on the encampment where scores of people have been gathered for …
MONDAY, NOV. 28, 2016, 1:39 P.M.
The city of Salem says it dumped nearly 20 million gallons of raw sewage into the Willamette River last week after heavy rains overwhelmed its sewer system.
SATURDAY, NOV. 26, 2016, 5:58 P.M.
Greenland is calling on Denmark to clean up an abandoned under-ice missile project and other U.S. military installations left to rust in the pristine landscape after the Cold War.
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 12:36 P.M.
As the small city of Hoquiam considers a key permit for a proposed terminal that would store and move millions of barrels of crude oil through Grays Harbor, opponents are …
FRIDAY, NOV. 25, 2016, 9:49 A.M.
The Arctic archipelago of Svalbard has seen such extreme warmth this year that the average annual temperature could end up above freezing for the first time on record, scientists said …
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 23, 2016, 1:28 P.M.
APNewsNow. BEND, Ore. (AP) – State agencies are reminding marijuana producers to limit their use of pesticides in the wake of two recent public health alerts.
TUESDAY, NOV. 22, 2016, 1:07 P.M.
Oregon conservation groups are putting pressure on Congress to designate a large swath of public land, including Crater Lake National Park, as a federal wilderness area.
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 11:44 A.M.
Russian President Vladimir Putin said he sees no obstacles to an OPEC agreement this month after oil exporters made major progress in overcoming differences as he reaffirmed Russia is willing …
MONDAY, NOV. 21, 2016, 10:39 A.M.
U.S. officials plan to block new mining claims outside Yellowstone National Park as the Obama administration races in its last days to keep industry out of pristine and environmentally sensitive …