Northern Rockies and Pacific Regional Center

Valentine for Bristol Bay- Jewelers oppose Pebble Mine

Here is a tough question: How do you get a sportsman, a mans man to write a valentines day themed blog post? How do you motivate someone who is much … Read more

Jump into Spring with the National Wildlife Federation and the NW Flower and Garden Show!

Spring is just around the bend, and what better way to celebrate than attending the Northwest Flower and Garden Show February 8-12th at the Convention Center in Seattle. The title … Read more

Washington’s Dwindling Glaciers and Water Supply

David Lester reports in the Yakima Herald-Republic: “In the first comprehensive study of its kind, a Portland State University study has found Mount Adams’ 12 glaciers have shrunk by nearly … Read more

Seattle Snowmageddon, Climate Change and Wacky Weather

Snowmageddon or Snowpocalypse are terms that have come to describe most extreme snow events, such as the early February storm which covered Washington, DC in 2010. The current January snow/ice … Read more

A Mountain Wonderland

Just because it is winter doesn’t mean that you have to stay inside! There are many ways Be Out There and explore even if it is cold out! This past … Read more

New EPA Report Looks Toxic for Pebble Mine

Last week the Environmental Protection Agency released a report detailing the entirety of known toxic chemical releases throughout the Pacific Northwest in 2010. The report results- startling, The Alaska results- … Read more

The End of the Plastic Bag in Seattle

The Seattle City Council recently voted unanimously to implement a ban on plastic bags in the City of Seattle due to the environmental harm that plastic bags can have and … Read more

Moss-covered tree, WA, 1927 Credit: Darius Kinsey

3 Cheerful Eco-Friendly Tips to Brighten the Darkest Days of the Year

Try┬áthese three easy eco-friendly┬átips to brighten your day! 1. Purchase live trees, flowers, and plants instead of cut varieties Beautiful bouquets of flowers are hard to resist, especially in winter … Read more

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 … Read more

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! … Read more