DNA From Ancient Skeleton Shows Ties To Native AmericansAnalysis of the 8,500-year-old skeleton known as Kennewick Man, stored at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, showed a close relationship to Native Americans in Washington State.
Alaska Breaking Records With Unusually Hot, Dry WeatherAnyone visiting Alaska this week would be wise to pack plenty of shorts and T-shirts.
Eel-Like Fish Falling From Sky In Alaska CityAn ugly eel-like fish has been falling out of the sky this past week in Fairbanks, Alaska.
Bison Tosses Australian Tourist Into The Air At YellowstoneIt's the second Bison attack in three weeks against a tourist at Yellowstone National Park.
Washington Farmers Are Dumping Unprofitable ApplesNearly $100 million worth of apples that cannot be sold have been dumped into fields across central Washington, the nation's most productive apple region.
Shell: Drill Rigs Coming To Seattle Despite Pleas For DelayRoyal Dutch Shell is forging ahead with plans to park two Arctic oil drilling rigs in Seattle, risking possible fines from the city and ignoring port commissioners who have asked Shell to wait.
Arctic Drilling Protesters Set Up At Shell Seattle FacilityActivists who don't want Shell to drill for oil in the Arctic are protesting at the company's Seattle fuel transfer station.
Shell Clears Major Hurdle For Arctic DrillingJust days ahead of a planned protest of Royal Dutch Shell's Arctic drilling program in Seattle, the company on Monday cleared a major bureaucratic hurdle to drill off Alaska's northwestern coast.
Starfish Babies Offer Hope Amid Mass Deaths In The PacificMarine biologists are seeing hundreds of baby sea stars, prompting hopes that the species can bounce back from a devastating wasting disease.
Judge To Hear Case Challenging Seattle Elephants MoveA King County judge is set to hear a case challenging the Woodland Park Zoo's ownership of two Seattle elephants that are to be moved to the Oklahoma City Zoo.
Senate Passes Oil Train Safety BillThe state Senate passed a measure Monday night to improve the safety of oil transportation, one of two competing bills that deal with the increasing shipments of crude oil through the state.
DNA Tool Helping Biologists Find Elusive Or Invasive SpeciesWhether it's Asian carp in Chicago-area waters, salamanders in Kentucky or great crested newts in the United Kingdom, biologists are using the tool to help look for reclusive or rare imperiled species, monitor unwanted creatures or gauge the overall biodiversity of a lake or stream.