WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 2016
With our early spring, are those pots on your deck already calling out to be planted? Here are some ideas for filling them with cool-season vegetables and when the weather …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016, 11:19 A.M.
The first day of spring was gentle as a lamb – a welcome change to the surly cat that preceded it. After a stretch of wet and windy weather for …
TUESDAY, MARCH 22, 2016, 8:52 P.M.
Oxygen levels are declining in Lake Coeur d’Alene, raising concerns about the heavy metals buried in mud at the bottom of the lake.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
Encouraging birds to take up summer residence in your yard not only provides entertainment, it provides you with an ever vigilant flock of bug catchers.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 8:36 A.M.
In a major reversal, the Obama administration said Tuesday it will not allow oil drilling in the Atlantic Ocean.
TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2016, 7:37 A.M.
Oregon State University has agreed to pay $275,000 in a settlement with the Environmental Protection Agency, which found multiple hazardous waste violations during a 2013 inspection of the Corvallis campus.
FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 2016, 12:35 P.M.
Oregon Gov. Kate Brown has signed one of the nation’s most aggressive pieces of pro-climate legislation into law.
THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016, 1:20 P.M.
A federal judge is considering a dismissal request from defense attorneys in a lawsuit filed by a group of youths seeking a court order to reduce emissions contributing to climate …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016, 5 P.M.
A pilot project currently underway south of Rose Lake, Idaho, could help protect tundra swans from future lead poisoning from historic mining waste.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
The show stoppers right now in my garden are the blooming witch hazel, hazelnuts and pussy willows.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
If the idiom, in like a lion, out like a lamb, holds true for the month of March, then the lion roared only one day this year. With the exception …
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 3:47 P.M.
Whole Foods Market Inc. is embracing solar power. The Austin, Texas-based grocery chain has signed agreements with SolarCity and NRG Energy Inc. to install rooftop solar units at up to …
TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 2016, 10:01 A.M.
A judge has ruled that California’s plans for a $64 billion, high-speed rail system do not violate promises made to voters when they approved state financing for the project.
MONDAY, MARCH 7, 2016, 11:32 A.M.
A lawsuit stemming from Flint’s lead-contaminated water was filed Monday on behalf of the city’s residents against Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder as well as other current and former government officials …
SATURDAY, MARCH 5, 2016, 7 P.M.
On Nov. 17, Spokane was hit with a severe windstorm that caused hundreds of trees to topple. Many homeowners are now faced with the task of replacing those trees while …
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 2:36 P.M.
Several environmental groups have sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for not updating Washington’s water-quality rules partly tied to how much fish people eat.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 11:51 A.M.
Volkswagen on Wednesday rejected allegations that it didn’t go public early enough with information on its emissions-rigging scandal.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 2016, 7:44 A.M.
Tens of thousands of Nigerian fishermen and farmers are suing multinational oil giant Shell in two new lawsuits filed Wednesday in a British High Court, alleging that decades of uncleaned …
TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 2016, 5:12 P.M.
State officials must do more to protect summer flows in the Spokane River, which will face increased challenges from climate change and population growth in years to come, environmental groups …
SATURDAY, FEB. 27, 2016, 1:03 P.M.
The public views Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge as a sanctuary for migratory birds, elk, deer, moose and predators and a destination for hiking and outdoor photography.
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 12:32 P.M.
State environmental regulators have withdrawn a proposed rule aimed at limiting carbon emissions, saying they plan to refile another version with substantial changes.
FRIDAY, FEB. 26, 2016, 8:17 A.M.
When four-legged landscapers made an appearance in Oregon’s capitol, the move was popular with park visitors. But authorities are giving them the boot.
THURSDAY, FEB. 25, 2016, 12:40 P.M.
A federal judge overseeing hundreds of class-action lawsuits against Volkswagen says he wants a firm answer within a month about how the German automaker plans to bring nearly 600,000 diesel …
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016, 3:28 P.M.
The Hundred-Acre Wood is alive and well and real.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 24, 2016
Most of us are familiar with the hazardous weather alerts given by the National Weather Service, ranging from winter storm warnings and flood advisories to severe thunderstorm watches.
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016, 10:40 A.M.
Three Oregon legislators have appealed to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for help assessing the public threat from carcinogens found in Portland’s air.
TUESDAY, FEB. 23, 2016, 9:38 A.M.
The U.S. Department of Energy says the remaining work will cost $107.7 billion and be largely completed by 2060.
THURSDAY, FEB. 18, 2016, 8:54 A.M.
The Hanford Advisory board says a proposed change in deadlines to clean up radioactive waste in the reservation is too extreme.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016, 9:37 A.M.
A state agency is now shifting through thousands of comments as it weighs a massive oil transfer terminal in southwest Washington.
WEDNESDAY, FEB. 17, 2016
Spokane County commissioners are going to take over ownership of 160 acres of state-owned land and combine it with existing parcels of the Dishman Hills Conservation Area.