Volunteers will be testing Pacific Ocean samples for Fukushima radiation, expected to be well-below hazardous levels when it arrives on the US West Coast in April.
A road through the Redwood National and State Parks in northern California is closed at night due to a rise in redwood burl poaching. Without the burls, redwoods may not be able to reproduce.
Police storm Oregon motel where Michael Boysen was holed up. Oregon police outside the motel say Michael "Chad" Boysen.is accused of killing his grandparents shortly after his release from prison.
The motive is still missing in Tuesday's Oregon mall shooting that left 3 people dead. Jacob Tyler Roberts, the suspected shooter, was adventurous and had planned a move to Hawaii, according to friends.
Hundreds of evacuated residents forced to flee a large central Washington fire waited for word Thursday on when they might be able to return home.
The west is having one of the worst wildfire seasons in decades. So far 6.4 million acres have burned, and on Wednesday Idaho residents were evacuated to avoid another massive wildfire.
The Atlantic Ocean is rising at an annual rate three times faster than the global average since 1990, according to the US Geological Survey.
After decades on the US Endangered Species list, American brown pelicans have made a comeback.