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Threatened Silverspot Butterflies Return Home to a Coastal Oregon Mountain

Silverspot butterflies were extinct on Saddle Mountain. Now they’re back. But will they thrive?

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Can ‘Moneyball’ Fix How the West Manages Wildfire?

The U.S. Forest Service and others have been saying for decades that we need to allow more wildfire on the landscape. But so far, we...

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Lawmakers Set Sights on Changes to Endangered Species Act

Members of the House Western Caucus announce legislation they say will “modernize” a seminal environmental law.

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Scientists Study ‘Singing Fish’ for Ways to Improve Human Hearing

Researchers in Washington are studying a fish that nests under rocks and sings at night to attract its mates. They say the ears of...

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A Baby Boom Is Helping West Coast Starfish Recover After Die-Off

Scientists say starfish populations are recovering from a devastating die-off with help from a massive baby boom.

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A Big Wildfire Season and a Summer of Drought Await the Northwest

Federal officials anticipate a big fire season in the Northwest throughout July, August and possibly into September.

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Washington’s Pikas Are in Even More Trouble Than we Thought

For years, scientists thought pikas were adapting to climate change by moving uphill. But new research indicates the news is even...