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Everything you wanted to know about Atlantic salmon — in the Northwest

This story originally appeared on EarthFix. Earlier this month, a net pen broke apart near Washington’s Cypress Island. The pen held 305,000 Atlantic salmon, non-native…

One of the West’s iconic birds is in trouble

This story originally appeared on NWPR/Earthfix. The Interior Department has released new recommendations for a plan to protect greater sage grouse. The guidelines will give…

Years of work to save a fish species might be… dammed

This story originally appeared on EarthFix. A chilly pool of water forms at the base of Clear Creek dam in Washington’s Cascade mountains. Somewhere —…

To dam or not to dam? That’s this fish story

What’s the best way to ensure the return of salmon and steelhead to something like their historic numbers in the Columbia and Snake rivers? It’s…

Birth defects a mystery in Eastern Washington

This story was originally produced for EarthFix. Two toddlers run around Sally Garcia Acosta’s house. They squeal as they take their toy cars for a…

Hanford tunnel breaches, workers take cover

This story was originally published by Oregon Public Broadcasting.    The U.S. Department of Energy issued an emergency alert Tuesday morning at the Hanford Site…

Tribes could lose big with EPA cuts

This story originally appeared on NWPR/EarthFix. There are nights when a phone call wakes Elizabeth Sanchey out of a dead sleep. At the other end,…

Grizzlies in the North Cascades: Do we want them back?

This story is a production of NWPR/EarthFix. About 16 pregnant ewes lounge beneath a lone tree on a ranch in north-central Washington’s Methow Valley. They…

Google’s Northwest data centers will be powered by solar and wind

This story was produced by Northwest Public Radio/ EarthFix. Data centers that house YouTube videos and Gmail messages need power constantly. Google announced Tuesday that…

Washington’s salmon safer to eat under new water rules

This story first appeared on EarthFix. People who eat fish from Washington state waters will be protected by a combination of new federal and state…

Taking down the Snake River dams: It’s back on the table

Originally published in Earthfix/Northwest Public Radio Starting Monday, people will get a chance to weigh-in on a controversial question: Should four dams come down on…