Ashley Ahearn appears in the following:
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
In a blow to the coal industry, a new terminal in the Pacific Northwest was denied approval after opposition from environmental groups and a debate between local Native American tribes.
Tuesday, December 01, 2015
As international leaders convene in Paris to talk about solutions for climate change, one tribe on the Washington coast reluctantly plans its retreat from the encroaching Pacific Ocean.
Friday, July 17, 2015
Over 1,600 acres of old-growth rainforest have burned in Washington's Olympic National Park. As Ashley Ahearn of KUOW reports, the wildfire is expected to persist through the rest of the summer.
Thursday, June 11, 2015
The usually-snowy peaks of Olympic National Park are a deep green. That means less snowmelt in rivers that provide water for farmland, and spawning grounds for more than a million fish.
Monday, April 20, 2015
The Forest Service is set to open more than 80,000 acres for clean, renewable geothermal power in Washington state. But environmentalists are worried about damage to streams and old-growth forests.
Monday, March 30, 2015
Snow levels are at record lows for Washington and Oregon. That could create problems later on in the dry season when there's no more snow to feed rivers that depend on snowmelt.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
The Port of Seattle has leased space to Shell Oil to dock ships and store Arctic drilling rigs in the off season. City officials and environmentalists question that decision and want Shell out.
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Once a booming timber area, Grays Harbor County is the site of three proposed oil terminals. The local fishing industry sees the uptick in oil movement as a big risk, with limited economic benefits.
Friday, November 21, 2014
Washington state is home to more glaciers than any other state in the lower 48. And they're receding faster than ever before.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Two dams blocked the river for more than 100 years. The lower dam is completely gone and the last 30 feet of the upper dam were blown up this week. Now, the river is returning to life.
Tuesday, April 08, 2014
The Environmental Protection Agency and state Department of Ecology have moved in to monitor water pollution and hazardous materials. Residents living in the area have expressed concerns.
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Across the Western U.S., yearly areas of snowpack are decreasing, and researchers are trying to figure out what that means for everything that relies on the snowmelt — from farms to power plants to a little creature known as the Cascades frog.
The frog lives way up in the mountains ...
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
The Northwest has long been a major source of exports. Timber and paper once dominated the Northwest market; these days, it's all about coal. Demand for coal has dropped in the United...