Environment

Male Sage Grouse (Photo Credit: Thinkstock)

Feds To Announce Sage Grouse Deal With Oregon Ranchers

The Obama administration has reached an agreement with Oregon ranchers to protect sage grouse that the ranchers hope will help avoid having the bird listed by the federal government as an endangered species.

CBS Seattle–03/27/2015

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Mysterious Goo Blamed In San Francisco Bay Bird Deaths

About 100 birds in the San Francisco Bay Area have been discovered with their feathers coated with a mysterious substance that looks and feels like rubber cement.

01/20/2015

Environmentalists Lose Ally In Congress With Boxer Retiring

Environmental advocates will lose an ally in Congress when Barbara Boxer leaves the Senate at the end of her term in 2016 after more than three decades in office.

01/09/2015

Study says over 270,000 tons of plastic pollute our oceans.

Study: 270,000 Tons Of Plastic Floating In World’s Oceans

Researchers estimate the more than 5 trillion pieces of plastic would fill over 38,500 garbage trucks.

12/10/2014

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.  (Photo by Pekka Laakso/AFP/Getty Images)

With Sea Ice Melting, Coast Guard Proposing New Shipping Lanes To The Arctic

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.

12/05/2014

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Biologists Enlist Help From Beavers To Restore Stream

In Washington, Oregon, Utah and other parts of the West, beavers increasingly are being used as an effective, low-cost tool to help restore rivers

CBS Seattle–10/07/2014

A school of manini fish pass over a coral reef at Hanauma Bay in Honolulu, Hawaii. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Scientists See Severe Coral Bleaching Near Hawaii

Marine biologists are seeing higher-than-normal ocean temperatures that are causing near-shore bleaching across the islands.

10/06/2014

The animals are unable to find enough sea ice, where they usually rest in the Arctic Ocean. (Photo by MALTE CHRISTIANS/AFP/Getty Images)

35,000 Walrus Come Ashore In Northwest Alaska

The animals are unable to find enough sea ice, where they usually rest in the Arctic Ocean.

09/30/2014

File photo of an oil train (Photo by Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)

Groups Appeal Decision On Oil-Train Facility

Several environmental groups are appealing a decision by Skagit County officials that they say will allow a proposal for an oil-train facility at an Anacortes refinery to move forward without a serious review of the risks.

CBS Seattle–09/12/2014

New study confirms the blanket of snow on arctic ice has gotten thinner over the last several decades. (Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Study: Thinning Arctic Snow Could Alter North Pole Ecosystem

Animals and plants that depend on snow cover may be affected.

08/14/2014

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