Fisheries and Oceans Canada said Tuesday the 19-year-old female known as J32 was pregnant with a nearly full-term female calf that died. A resulting bacterial infection was fatal to the mother.
The recent mild weather systems that blew through Washington have left little snow in the Cascades.
Researchers estimate the more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic would fill over 38,500 garbage trucks.
The death leaves 77 animals in the Puget Sound orca population, which is listed as endangered in both the U.S. and Canada
As global warming causes Arctic ice to melt, the Coast Guard is working on creating new shipping lanes so vessels can safely travel through the now open waters.
Protesters in Seattle attempted to push their way into Wooldland Park Zoo’s first board meeting since the zoo decided to shut down its elephant exhibit.
Gov. Jay Inslee says he strongly backs an Obama administration proposal to reduce emissions from the nation’s power plants.
A state study says the increase in crude oil shipments by rail is creating new risks and will require increased safety measures and improved oil spill response and prevention.
An Ellensburg angler has set a new Washington record by catching a Pacific bluefin tuna weighing just over 39 pounds.
Officials at Mount Rainier National Park have temporarily closed park access at the Nisqually entrance because of flooding.