Washington governor slams military testing impact on orcas

The planned military exercises include testing torpedoes, firing projectiles at seven times the speed of sound, piloting mine-detecting undersea drones, deploying underwater sonar and exploding bombs up to 1,000 pounds (450 kilograms) in waters from northern California to Alaska.

SpaceX breaks space shuttle's record for rocket turnaround time

The ANASIS-II satellite blasted off from breezy Cape Canaveral at 5:30 p.m. atop a Falcon 9 rocket – but not just any Falcon 9 rocket. This particular booster was the same one that hoisted two astronauts on the first-ever flight of a private crewed spacecraft to the space station.

Chinook salmon decimated, southern resident orcas are residents no more

Summer is synonymous with seeing whales in the Pacific Northwest, but visits from the locally-beloved southern resident orcas are becoming few and far between. Experts say the dramatic absence is likely directly tied to tanking salmon returns in the Fraser River, which were historically abundant.