The United States' measles vaccination efforts has kept the country generally safe from the contagious disease, but a child visiting Washington was recently confirmed to have it. Officials recommend residents to visit a doctor if they went to these following places.
Washington now have more than 300 confirmed and probable cases of mumps.
California sea lions have begun to feed on salmon at Bonneville Dam and scientists have discovered a model to explain this new behavior since this is a major wildlife challenge since the Marine Mammal Protection Act protects the sea lions while the Endangered Species Act protects the salmon they are eating.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) announced its intention to kill the wolf pack that has been terrorizing cattle in the Ferry County area.
Explorers have discovered the remains of a rare ship on Lake Ontario. The sloop is believed to have been built in the long-gone Erie County in 1797 and is considered to be one of the first commercial sailing vessels in the Great Lakes.
A preschool in Washington was temporarily closed as a precautionary measure following the hospitalization of two of its student due to STEC infection.
A Washington woman is now thanking her obsession for potato chips that lead to the discovery of a cancerous tumor in her left tonsil.
A critically endangered population of killer whales in the Pacific Northwest may be encountering more noise pollution than in the past. A recent study suggests large passing oil tankers emit sounds at frequencies killer whales use to communicate and echolocate. Ultimately, researchers say, this could impede their ability to find food they need to survive.
Researchers have noted that the removal of some dams has helped songbirds and other wildlife rebound faster than expected.
Whales are adversely impacted by the sounds ships make under the water. The combination of a vehicle's speed and its propeller count play a large role in noise disturbance.
Toxic stormwater has been linked to the death of coho salmon along the U.S. West Coast. Now, using a simply filtration system, researchers may be able to save them from extinction.
Threatened species the greater sage-grouse were found to avoid going near power lines or transmission towers in Washington state study groups. This limits habitats co-mingling.
After studying deep-core sediment and creating maps of the Chesapeake region stretching back millions of years, researchers say that a long-held theory that Washington, D.C. is sinking faster toward the sea than most other coastal U.S. cities, and an existing theory that ice-sheet melt contributed to this--are both true.
When a prehistoric fish fails by the dozens in a huge Western river like the Columbia, what is causing the problem?