Pacific Northwest

The coal industry's latest plans put iconic species like steelhead in harm's way (photo: Nils Rinaldi)

Coal Exports Through the Pacific Northwest—Get Ready for a Fight

A fight has begun over the future of the Pacific Northwest’s air, water and wildlife protections. On one side: the coal industry, which stands to make millions in profits. On the other: fish, wildlife, and communities from the Rockies to the Pacific Coast and beyond.

Sea stars in a tide pool on the Oregon coast

Photo of the Day: Sea Stars at Sunset

Explore the Pacific Northwest Travel with NWF to see the gorgeous landscapes and wildlife of Mount St. Helens, Mount Rainier and the Columbia River Gorge from August 5 – 10, …

Rising Waters: Climate Change and Flooding in the Pacific Northwest

Climate change will have many different impacts on the Pacific Northwest. It is imperative that we recognize these effects and change the way we interact with our planet in order …

Rep Norm Dicks - Photo by: J. Scott Applewhite /AP (retrieved from the Seattle Times)

Thank you Representative Norm Dicks

Thank you Rep Norm Dicks for a long history of standing up for wildlife and the environment! Representative Norm Dicks has announced that he is retiring. Rep. Dicks represents the …

BP Refuses to Halt Production as Refinery Explodes

BP again puts workers at risk as fire explodes at     Washington’s largest oil refinery. As we near the two year anniversary of BP’s Deepwater Horizon explosion, the worst environmental disaster …

An Orca breaches near Washington State's San Juan Islands (photo: TheGirlsNY/flickr.com)

Protect the Northwest’s Endangered Orcas from Dirty Coal

Coal exports threaten the health of people and wildlife in the Pacific Northwest. Speak up now to protect Orcas and other endangered species.

New Hope for Northwest Salmon

Western water issues are notoriously complex and the Yakima River Basin in central Washington is no exception. Here, competing demands for water have run headlong into the impacts of climate …

Holiday towels - Snowmen say "Stop Global Warming"

Even Snowmen Say: Stop Global Warming!

I found these delightful holiday towels last season and wanted to share them with you. Have you found similar holiday decorations? If so, post a picture to our Facebook site! …

Build in the floodplains, get flooded.  One tends to follow the other.

Subsidizing Danger and Killing Fish–It Ain’t Smart! Encouraging Building in Floodplains Is Dopey

Building in floodplains is very bad for salmon (and lots of other wildlife).  It takes away the habitat they need to survive.  And that is bad for people.  It also …

6 Ways to Honor Veterans and the Great Outdoors this Nov. 11

  I grew up in a military family as passionate about recycling and nature as it was about patriotism and public service. I guess it’s no surprise these twin passions drive …

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