A new oil pipeline from Alberta to British Columbia would cross native land and send more than six times as many tankers through crowded waterways between Vancouver and Seattle. That has people on both sides of the border vowing to fight.
Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons, toxic air pollutants produced by combustion, are linked to lung cancer and other serious health problems. Recent findings suggest that these tiny particles travel long distances and significantly increase overall health risks.
You can't make beer without hops, but climate change is threatening the future of the crop in a place that grows a quarter of all the world's supply — Washington state. That's got growers and brewers there and around the world scrambling to make changes to improve the resilience and sustainability of their industry.
Undersea noise levels are increasing in the Pacific Northwest, as thousands of freighters, ferries and other vessels motor up and down the coast. Some new research details how all that noise might make life harder for endangered marine mammals.
Wildlife trafficking is a global problem and the US is not immune. In the Pacific Northwest, a small law enforcement and judicial team polices Washington and Oregon for wildlife infractions, but limited resources, budget woes and loose laws allow poachers to evade penalties.
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