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Can copper, gold save towns near Mount St. Helens?

This story originally appeared on KUOW/EarthFix. Mining operations almost always touch off environmental opposition. So, when there’s talk of an open-pit mine in the shadow of…

First wildfire, now teens replenish a tribe’s huckleberry harvests

This story originally appeared on EarthFix. When Inez Bill’s father died about fifteen years ago, she wanted to gather huckleberries for his funeral, so she…

Flora, fauna and phones? Mt. Rainier eyes cellphone service

This article originally appeared on EarthFix. The Jackson Visitor Center at Paradise is where most people come first when they visit Mount Rainier National Park.…

About those smoky skies …

This story originally appeared on KUOW. Winds from the north and northeast have carried wildfire smoke from British Columbia over Washington and Oregon. “We didn’t expect…

The Northwest may get its own Keystone XL, But it’s XXL

This story originally appeared on EarthFix. You’ve heard of Keystone XL, the controversial pipeline rejected by the Obama administration but approved last month by President Trump.…