Lamprey numbers are dwindling in Northwest waters. Researchers would like to start a lamprey hatchery here — the first of its kind in the world — but there are many challenges ahead.
U.S. federal and state officials are stumped by China's decision to ban shellfish from the West Coast, saying their open areas for harvest didn't indicate unsafe toxin levels.
Trucking fleet operators in the Northwest are showing growing interest in filling up with natural gas because it's cheaper and burns cleaner than gas and diesel. But there are very few filling stations for natural gas.
China has suspended imports of shellfish from the West Coast of the United States -- an unprecedented move that cuts off a $270 million Northwest industry from its biggest export market.
Oregon's top elected officials get behind a controversial plan to sell off pieces of a coastal state forest to private interests.
Experts say native root rot is not a potential $304 million problem in Oregon, as some new outlets have reported. That's actually the potential cost of sudden oak death.
The City of Portland announced a new solar project Tuesday that's only half paid for -- a big reason for all the fanfare surrounding its unveiling. What's unusual, city leaders say, is their attempt to raise the other half through crowdsourcing.
Ranchers and the Klamath Tribes have reached a tentative deal for sharing water in the drought-stricken Upper Klamath Basin.
Salmon and steelhead stocks began to decline after dams were built around the Northwest. Fish hatcheries were put forth as a solution. Author Jim Lichatowich says the hatchery "bargain" hasn't paid off.
A new apartment building is displacing a beloved herd of urban goats in Portland. Now the goats' owners have to figure out how to keep the goats in the city long term.
A landmark legal decision in the 1970s recognized Native American tribes' legal right to weigh in on proposed projects, like coal export terminals, that could impact their fishing grounds. They might even be able to stop them.
An urban goat herd in Portland is being forced to move.
Jim Lichatowich talks about his new book: “Salmon, People and Place: A Biologist’s Search For Salmon Recovery.”
What exactly happens to all those comments collected at public meetings on controversial coal export and oil-by-rail projects?
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