An administrative law judge has recommended that a Native American tribe in Washington state once again be allowed to hunt gray whales — a major step in its decades-long effort to resume the ancient practice.
World leaders made “faint signs of progress” on the financial end of fighting climate change in a special United Nations feet-to-the-fire meeting Monday, but they didn't commit to more crucial cuts in emissions of the heat-trapping gases that cause global warming.
The head of the United Nations on Thursday called for “immediate, rapid and large-scale” cuts in greenhouse gas emissions to curb global warming.
The Biden administration said Wednesday that federal protections may need to be restored for gray wolves in the western U.S. after Republican-backed state laws made it much easier to kill the predators.
Climate change could push more than 200 million people to move within their own countries in the next three decades and create migration hot spots unless urgent action is taken in the coming years to reduce global emissions and bridge the development gap.
Thousands of invasive Japanese beetles have been caught in the Lower Yakima Valley this summer and pose a threat to the agricultural industry.
The Southern and Northern lights pulled off spectacular shows in the skies over Tasmania and Alaska earlier this week.
Several accredited medical journals rallied together to warn leaders around the world that climate change is the “greatest threat to global health.”
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has issued an emergency rule ordering commercial whale watch tours to stay farther away from an unwell baby orca to help her survive.
Record low numbers of steelhead are returning to the Columbia River this year, prompting conservationists and anglers alike to call for a halt to recreational fishing for the sea-run fish.
U.S. officials declared the first-ever water shortage from a river that serves 40 million people in the West.
Smoke from dozens of wildfires burning in Russia reached the North Pole for the first time in recorded history, NASA said.
A U.N. report said Earth’s climate is getting so hot that temperatures will probably blow past a level of warming that leaders have sought to prevent.
An orca is presumed dead after being found in distress last week in the Strait of Juan de Fuca, a body of water that separates Washington state from Canada, officials said.
Can slicing a 100-mile trench into the bed of the Columbia River be good for the environment? The answer is a big yes, says a team of energy developers that proposes submerging power cables in the riverbed.
Video from space shows smoke from wildfires burning in the western U.S. blowing across the country, reaching as far as New York.
The heat will bring triple-digit temperatures to many areas not accustomed to it, and officials are sounding the alarm to take additional precautions if necessary to stay safe and hydrated.
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Wednesday declared a statewide drought emergency because of poor water supply conditions and hot, dry conditions that have plagued the region.
The Bootleg Fire incinerating part of southern Oregon is the largest wildfire currently burning the U.S., spreading across more than 200,000 acres.
The number of wildfires that have burned through the U.S. and continue to burn is the largest since 2011, according to data from the National Interagency Fire Center.