By Ellis O’Neill, KUOW
It’s been raining this July, but much of Washington is still in a drought, because of our hot, dry spring and early summer.
By Doug Fraser, The Cape Cod Times
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — Cobblestone streets lead to the New Bedford Whaling Museumwhere Abigail Field is seated in the library, isolated from the heat and humidity, the blazing sun reduced to a creamy vanilla by the drawn blinds.
By Liz Weber, High Country News
For the past two decades, seafaring scientists from Oregon State University have set out from the Newport, Oregon, harbor to collect data.
Along the Mekong River in Cambodia, UW researchers are racing to determine how hydropower demand will impact the supplies of rice and fish – and the communities who rely on them.Read story at UW College of the Environment
17 University of Washington students were recently awarded prestigious Bonderman Travel Fellowships, including two from the College of the Environment.Read more about the Bonderman Travel Fellowship
By Evan Bush, The Seattle Times
Washington Gov. Jay Inslee declared drought Monday for nearly half of Washington watersheds, as the mountain snowpack that churns through hydropower dams, irrigates our state’s orchards and provides for fish continues to dwindle well below normal.
By Don Jenkins, Capital Press
As drought spreads in Washington, the Department of Ecology is preparing to make $2 million available for drought-relief projects.
By Peggy Wendel, Stanwood Camano News
As biologists wonder what’s driving this year’s uptick in gray whale deaths, Everett is added to the list of stranded whale locations.