A "strong majority" of Woodland Park Zoo's handpicked review board urges keeping elephants and breeding more, but with better facilities and more education and conservation. A minority challenges the zoo's self-proclaimed mission.READ MORE 13 COMMENTS
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Animals and Wildlife
A long-awaited expert review of its elephant program suggests the zoo still isn't ready to face inconvenient truths.READ MORE 15 COMMENTS
The giant walleye pollock fishery is a huge success. But keeping it sustainable could become more complicated.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
What's really included in Washington state's most-watched initiative fight.READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
Seattle's fishing fleet provides a rich catch of pollock for a hungry world. But is the future of the fishery as secure as it seems?READ MORE 2 COMMENTS
Warming waters are a new threat for Columbia River fish. Dams remain an ever-present problem.READ MORE 4 COMMENTS
Eager border collies and a few (sometimes) freaky sheep mix it up in an island pasture.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
The Daily Troll: Seattle lifts veil on school talks a bit. More people share homes. New facility for Sea-Tac Airport?
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Guest Opinion: Environmental campaigner David Ellis writes about a foray into south central British Columbia to look at a pipeline in south central British Columbia where the Canadian government would like to send Alberta oil on its way to the Pacific.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
The endangered, huge-winged California condor was once a resident of the Pacific Northwest. Is it time to bring this endangered species back?READ MORE 5 COMMENTS
Guest Opinion: Armen Stepanian, Fremont legend and the father of Seattle's ubiquitous recycling program, watched this year as the city marked its 25th anniversary. A little too quietly.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
Green Acre Radio: A team of scientists in Friday Harbor are providing a window into the future of the ocean.READ MORE 3 COMMENTS
New evidence from the UW's Burke Museum shows why the iconic NW marbled murrelet is declining. And what it might mean for seagulls, herons and other seabirds.READ MORE 11 COMMENTS
The journalist and author on the river and the writing.READ MORE 1 COMMENTS
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Doc Hastings wants to stop all federal wolf protection
He has organized an effort that has gained the support of Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers and a virtual who's-who of the Tea Party faction, including Michele Bachmann.
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