Fish screens help keep fish and debris out of farmers’ irrigation pumps and pipes. A horizontal fish screen recently opened up in Washington, the first of its kind in the state.
Fishing nets are designed to ensnare fish. And that's what they do, even after they're lost or abandoned at sea. But a response is underway. It's playing out internationally and in the Pacific Northwest.
A new study says the nation’s aquifers are shrinking at an alarming rate. The problem is not as bad in the Northwest, thanks to an abundance of rivers and streams. But even here, aquifers are in decline.
Scientists have gained better access to the mysterious deep-sea lives of fin whales – almost accidentally.
Tall, noisy wind turbines may not go over well in some urban areas. A Northwest company has developed residential-sized turbines to push renewable energy to cities. The portable turbines could also generate power during disasters.
Massive amounts of sediment have been released from above the two dams that are being removed on the Olympic Peninsula. But despite some technical challenges, there is new life and new habitat emerging on the Elwha River this spring.
Fish are making their way into parts of the Elwha River that have been locked away above two dams for 100 years. But which fish should be allowed to recolonize the Elwha - just wild fish, or hatchery-raised salmon and steelhead, too?
Crowdfunding campaigns are popular ways to raise money for fledgling businesses and independent projects. Now there are some scientists who are asking the public to chip in online for studies about the impacts of exporting coal in the Northwest.
Which fish get to recolonize after Elwha’s dams are gone?
Counting up carbon emissions from wood pellets is surprisingly complex.
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