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Feb 15, 2013 at 3:51 PM
The number of gray wolves in Washington nearly doubled in the past year, according to a new survey released Friday by the state Department of Fish and Wildlife.
Nov 22, 2012 at 10:03 AM
The last building block of the Obama administration's strategy unveiled Wednesday to keep the northern spotted owl from extinction nearly doubles the amount of Northwest national forest land dedicated to protecting the bird by the Bush administration four years ago.
Nov 11, 2012 at 2:52 PM
A half mile below the ground at Prudhoe Bay, above the vast oil field that helped trigger construction of the trans-Alaska pipeline, a drill rig has tapped what might one day be the next big energy source.
Jul 31, 2012 at 9:13 PM
They have appealed the City Council's approval of the project to a state land use board, and are threatening to file a federal lawsuit claiming the project threatens endangered salmon and clean water in the Columbia River.
Jul 27, 2012 at 1:38 PM
A wolf from Oregon that has been looking for love in Northern California is getting the cold shoulder from one of the counties he has visited.
Jun 20, 2012 at 2:22 PM
A group that teaches people to track animals in the wild has snapped photographs that appear to show a rare mountain fox found in Northern California but long thought to be gone from Oregon's Cascade Range.
Feb 28, 2012 at 8:56 AM
The White House on Monday welcomed a Canadian company's plan to build an oil pipeline from Oklahoma to Texas after President Barack Obama blocked the larger Keystone XL pipeline from Canada.
Jan 17, 2012 at 3:41 PM
Scientists studying white nose syndrome in bats estimate the fungal ailment has killed at least 5.7 million bats in 16 states and Canada, providing alarming new numbers about the scope of its decimation.
Nov 15, 2011 at 5:14 PM
The Oregon Court of Appeals has ruled that conservation groups have a good chance of overturning a state order to kill wolves blamed for attacking livestock.
Oct 5, 2011 at 9:18 AM
U.S. officials illegally allowed a Canadian company to begin preparing the route for its proposed 1,700-mile-long oil pipeline from western Canada to Texas even though the project hasn't gained final government approval, three conservationist groups...
Aug 5, 2011 at 10:13 AM
A federal agency's decision allowing Shell Oil Co. to move a step closer to drilling in Arctic waters off Alaska has drawn criticism from conservationists, expressing concern over how any potential oil spill would be handled.
Jul 25, 2011 at 3:49 PM
The giant Palouse earthworm will not be listed for protection under the Endangered Species Act because recent information indicates the worm might be more widespread than previously thought, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service said Monday.
Jun 13, 2011 at 7:32 AM
Wildlife experts are making one last effort to save the endangered Columbia Basin pygmy rabbit, believed extinct in the wild since mid-2004.
May 18, 2011 at 1:15 PM
The Interior Department launched a national plan Tuesday to combat a mysterious disease that has killed more than a million bats.
May 13, 2011 at 10:03 PM
Alaska Native groups worried about losing tax revenues and royalties from oil development filed a lawsuit Friday challenging the federal government's designation of critical habitat for threatened polar bears on the state's oil-rich North Slope.