STANWOOD — Watch flocks of birds in flight. Learn about the Stillaguamish River estuary. Eat some ice cream.The Nature Conservancy is hosting a free family event from 1 to 4 p.m. Aug. 1 at its Port Susan Bay Preserve at the end of Boe Road south of Stanwood.
Date: 07/31/2015 | Entertainment
Two recent events have raised the issue of the risks we take when we enter forests, wilderness and state and national parks.The National Park Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently released public comments on
Date: 07/14/2015 | Editorials
People all over the world have weighed in on an effort to help ensure grizzly bears don’t become extinct in the North Cascades.
Date: 07/06/2015 | Local News
The justifications for taking real and effective steps to slow climate change and limit the amount of carbon and other greenhouse gases we pump into the atmosphere continue to mount.Recent studies and events now add to the warnings and recommendations about the threat to our...
Date: 06/24/2015 | Editorials
Viewpoints: Pope Francis calls for action on climate change
Date: 06/21/2015 | Commentary
INDEX — The state Department of Natural Resources auctioned timber on 119 acres of state land near here for $1.41 million on Wednesday.
Date: 06/18/2015 | Local News
NEW YORK — A fossil find adds another twig to the human evolutionary tree, giving further evidence that the well-known “Lucy” species had company in what is now Ethiopia, a new study says.
Date: 05/28/2015 | Nation & World
Ladybird Johnson may have been onto something after all.During the Johnson administration, the late first lady famously fought to replace billboards with wildflowers along the nation's highways. While she was seeking to beautify America, her idea has returned, this time with...
Date: 05/24/2015 | Editorials
Viewpoints: Why understanding geography is vital
Date: 05/17/2015 | Commentary
Since President Richard Nixon signed the Endangered Species Act into law, more than forty years ago, the United States has been committed to protecting its wildlife and plants from extinction. Thanks to the ESA, American alligators have recovered, grizzly bears roam through Yellowstone...
Date: 05/17/2015 | Commentary
The city of Everett, which owns 3,729 acres at its reservoir at Chaplain Lake, north of Sultan, has proposed a novel approach to land management that would set aside about a third of the property for wildlife habitat for several decades while allowing the city to continue a modest...
Date: 05/12/2015 | Editorials
We often wonder how people of the past, including the most revered and refined, could have universally engaged in conduct now considered unconscionable. Such as slavery. How could the Founders, so sublimely devoted to human liberty, have lived with — some participating in —...
Date: 05/08/2015 | Opinion Columnists
Viewpoints: How whale watching boats can help
Date: 05/03/2015 | Commentary
For 25 years, artist-naturalist Tony Angell followed the lives of generations of a Western screech owl family living in a nesting box just outside a window in his Lake Forest Park home.
Date: 04/19/2015 | Life
PENDLETON, Ore. — Weed control experts in Umatilla County are saying: “Hold the mustard!”
Date: 03/29/2015 | Northwest
A Vatican official who helped write a first draft of Pope Francis’ upcoming encyclical on climate change acknowledged disagreement over the causes of global warming but said “what is not contested is that our planet is getting warmer” and Christians have a duty rooted in “ancient biblical teaching”...
Date: 03/14/2015 | Nation & World
A proposal by the U.S. Navy to use forest lands on the Olympic Peninsula and elsewhere in the state for electronic warfare training by jets based at Naval Station Whidbey Island has received a "not interested" from the state. The response from the U.S. Forest Service should...
Date: 03/10/2015 | Editorials
Herald editorial: Restore grizzlies to the North Cascades
Date: 03/03/2015 | Editorials
Conservation dispute delays logging near Wallace Falls
Date: 03/02/2015 | Local News
There's a 24/7 squirrel orgy going on in my backyard. Every time I look out the window squirrels are copulating on my picnic table. And on the fence. And in the trees. And in the bamboo. It's like a really twisted show on cable.We're one of the few families on our cul-de-sac...
Date: 02/15/2015 | I Brake for Moms
Beach Watchers is looking for people who enjoy hanging out on the beach and have some spare time to devote to volunteering.
Date: 01/28/2015 | Explore NW
It was just a theory, but for years scientists believed what years of observation was telling them. As Arctic sea ice melted because of climate change, polar bears appeared to be inching their way toward a final refuge in the icy Canadian archipelago.
Date: 01/08/2015 | Nation & World
It might not be everyone's idea of a nice day in the forest, but that's where the "multiple" in "multiple use" comes in.A Snohomish County hearing examiner, following a second review of plans for a motocross facility along the Mountain Loop Highway,...
Date: 01/05/2015 | Editorials
Scientists have found a fossilized fish so well preserved that the rods and cones in its 300-million-year-old eyeballs are still visible under a scanning electron microscope.It is the first time that fossilized photoreceptors from a vertebrate eye have ever been found,...
Date: 12/28/2014 | Nation & World
What the National Defense Authorization Act has to do with any of several public lands bills that Congress passed along with it and President Barack Obama signed into law on Friday is anyone's guess. But, in recognition of the time of year, let's not look a gift reindeer in the...
Date: 12/24/2014 | Editorials
MANILA, Philippines — The United States will pay the Philippines 87 million pesos ($1.9 million) for damage caused by a U.S. Navy minesweeper that ran aground on a protected coral reef last year, an official said Friday.
Date: 10/25/2014 | Nation & World
If politicians preying upon your attentions this season fail to inspire, you might seek common cause with the beasts — the four-legged variety rather than those running for office.Ballot initiatives aimed at protecting bears and wolves from hounding, trapping and other...
Date: 10/23/2014 | Opinion Columnists
The wild steelhead, Washington's iconic state fish, will have its Everett debut on the big screen Wednesday, when the newly released documentary, "Wild Reverence: The Wild Steelhead's Last Stand," is shown at the Historic Everett Theatre.In this film, Washington...
Date: 10/14/2014 | Commentary
Last Monday, the city of Seattle unanimously passed a resolution prohibiting the use of neonicotinoid (or ‘neonic') pesticides on city-owned property. City departments worked to create the resolution and will seek to use only pollinator-friendly methods of weed and pest control.
Date: 10/05/2014 | Commentary
SILVERTON — There’s a shady spot by the river where a cluster of dark brown cabins sit empty along the Mountain Loop Highway.
Date: 09/30/2014 | Local News
Viewpoints: Event calls attention to tankers in Salish Sea
Date: 09/14/2014 | Commentary
GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Federal fisheries managers have proposed a new rule requiring West Coast commercial fishermen who unroll long lines of baited hooks on the ocean bottom also put out long lines of fluttering plastic to scare off seabirds trying to steal the bait.
Date: 09/10/2014 | Northwest
Planned development causes concern over landslide risk
Date: 09/09/2014 | Local News
They’re being relocated as part of an effort to improve ecosystems
Date: 09/06/2014 | Local News
Four hundred million years ago, some fish hoisted themselves out of the water and started a long evolutionary trek to personhood. But how did they learn to walk? A study published in last week’s Nature uses modern-day walking fish to mimic that transition.
Date: 08/31/2014 | Nation & World
New genetic research on ancient bones reveals that a prehistoric population of hunters migrated into the high Arctic of North America and Greenland and survived for 4,000 years in almost complete isolation from the rest of humanity. Then, about 700 years ago, they vanished —...
Date: 08/31/2014 | Nation & World
Everett park cleanup involves removal of 90 trees
Date: 08/04/2014 | Local News