Stories tagged: environment
TUESDAY, JULY 5, 2016, 8:39 P.M.
Wolf delisting lawsuit against Oregon reinstated
The Oregon Court of Appeals has decided to reconsider a lawsuit against the state that was dismissed a couple of months ago over its decision last year to remove the …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 1:50 P.M.
Cooler Snake River water sought to aid sockeye
Water managers have started releasing more cold water from a reservoir in northern Idaho for endangered Snake River sockeye salmon following a year where 99 percent of the run died …
MONDAY, JULY 4, 2016, 9:27 A.M.
Tribe files suit to stop Clear Creek restoration project
The Nez Perce Tribe is suing the Nez Perce-Clearwater National Forest over claims that its large-scale timber sale and rehabilitation project violates federal environmental laws.
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 3:47 P.M.
Volkswagen reaches $14.7 billion emissions settlement, source says
Volkswagen would repair or buy back polluting vehicles and pay each owner as much as $10,000 under a $14.7 billion deal the car maker has reached to settle lawsuits stemming …
MONDAY, JUNE 27, 2016, 2:31 P.M.
TransCanada seeks $15B for rejection of Keystone pipeline
The company that wanted to build the Keystone XL pipeline is seeking $15 billion in damages from the federal government after the Obama administration rejected the Canada-to-Texas project.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 2016, 9:59 P.M.
Oil train moratorium sought by Washington Gov. Inslee
Gov. Jay Inslee called for a moratorium on oil trains traveling through Washington on Friday afternoon.
TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2016, 9:53 P.M.
West Coast states meet to share oil spill-response efforts
Washington and Oregon environmental regulators said Tuesday that regional coordination and planning exercises such as drills aided in their response to the fiery train derailment along the Columbia River earlier …
MONDAY, JUNE 20, 2016, 9:05 P.M.
Wildlife officials treat geese tangled in fishing line
Wildlife officials have captured and treated a pair of geese that became tangled in fishing line near Helena.
SUNDAY, JUNE 19, 2016, 8:26 P.M.
Scientists battle to save world’s coral reefs
After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world’s oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs are now stark white ghost towns disintegrating into …
FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016, 5:04 P.M.
Study: Grand Canyon bison are native to region
The effort to come up with a way to manage bison at Grand Canyon National Park has taken a turn back in time – thousands of years – to determine …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016, 3:32 P.M.
Weathercatch: Heat comes early again this summer
There’s a saying around the Pacific Northwest that summer doesn’t really start until after the Fourth of July.
UPDATED: MONDAY, JUNE 6, 2016, 11:23 A.M.
Union Pacific resumes service after derailment
Union Pacific has resumed train service through the Oregon city affected by last week’s fiery derailment.
FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 2016, 12:06 P.M.
Sue Lani Madsen: Millennium terminal is evidence of an EIS process run amok
The Millennium Bulk Terminal is a case study for the overgrown EIS process.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016, 3:18 P.M.
Regulator warns of long, costly cleanup at Los Alamos lab
New Mexico’s top environmental regulator says it could take the federal government another decade and more than $4 billion to clean up the hazardous waste and contamination remaining at one …
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 1, 2016, 2:30 P.M.
Hundreds of toads hop free, offering hope for at-risk animal
The release of more than 900 Wyoming toads in a valley Wednesday could lay the groundwork for helping the critically endangered species and other amphibians resist a devastating fungus, researchers …
MONDAY, MAY 30, 2016, 10:48 A.M.
Regulators to weigh proposed Vancouver oil terminal in June
Both supporters and opponents of a proposed oil terminal in Vancouver are preparing to face off in June in front of state regulators tasked with deciding the fate of the …
SUNDAY, MAY 29, 2016, 10:11 A.M.
Major spill from proposed oil terminal would be catastrophic, report says
A new report from the state Attorney General’s Office says an oil train or tanker accident in the Columbia River could cause more than $170 million in environmental damages and …
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 2016, 10:26 A.M.
Coal program on agenda for Seattle meeting
The Bureau of Land Management is soliciting public input for its review of the federal coal program.
THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016, 1:50 P.M.
Solar-powered airplane lands in Pennsylvania
A solar-powered airplane has landed in Pennsylvania, about 17 hours after it took off from the Ohio hometown of America aviation pioneers Wilbur and Orville Wright.
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 8 P.M.
House measure backs shippers on ballast water dumping; invasive species a concern
A plan gaining support in Congress and backed by the cargo shipping industry would establish a nationwide policy for dumping ballast water into U.S. waterways that environmental groups say would …
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 2016, 8:45 A.M.
Hecla Mining to buy Montanore silver deposit in northwest Montana
Hecla Mining Company plans to buy a major silver deposit in Northwest Montana that for decades drawn the interest of speculators and the ire of conservationists.
MONDAY, MAY 23, 2016, 12:29 P.M.
New Mexico is first to sue EPA, mine owners over massive 2015 spill
New Mexico became the first state to sue the federal government and the owners of two mines over the release of 3 million gallons of wastewater from a southern Colorado …
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 2:39 P.M.
Feds will miss cleanup deadline at E. Idaho nuclear facility
Federal officials announced Friday they won’t meet a September deadline to start converting 900,000 gallons of high-level radioactive liquid waste to a solid form at the Idaho National Laboratory in …
FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2016, 8:27 A.M.
Raising Arrowrock Dam on Boise River fails federal feasibility study
Hopes of Idaho officials to increase the height of a Boise River dam to double water storage and also create enough space to handle a 500-year flood ran aground after …
THURSDAY, MAY 19, 2016, 8:05 A.M.
Tesla selling $1.4B in shares to pay for Model 3
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is selling around $1.4 billion worth of stock to help bring its lower-cost Model 3 to market.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016, 4:23 P.M.
Spokane regional clean air plan gets 10-year extension
Nearly 40 years of work in Spokane to clean up the air recently got a new approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 2 P.M.
Washington climate protesters left a ton of debris, authorities say
Authorities say about a ton of debris was left on the ground after weekend environmental protest in northwest Washington. The anti-oil protesters told KING-TV they were forced to leave the …
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 2016, 12:05 P.M.
Spokane schools’ water meets lead standards
Spokane Public Schools drinking water meets state and federal standards for water quality, according to a district news release.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, 12:16 P.M.
Asbestos mishandled in Spokane hotel remodel, attorney general says
Remodeling of Spokane House Hotel prompts charges for mishandling asbestos.
UPDATED: WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016, 3:40 P.M.
Geese die-off in eastern Idaho possibly due to rodent poison
For the second consecutive year a large die-off of migrating geese has occurred in eastern Idaho, and officials say tests indicate poison put on agricultural fields to kill rodents is …