Ashley Ahearn, KUOW

Ashley Ahearn


Seattle, WA, United States

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Past articles by Ashley:

The blind horsewoman of Washington's high desert

You would never know, watching this woman guide her horse through such complex maneuvers, that Julie Hensley is blind. → Read More

Meet Trusty, the smallest and most highly trained therapy horse in America

When Heidi Weston had a serious accident with her horse, she thought she’d never have horses in her life again… until she met Trusty the miniature horse. → Read More


Washington Could Become 1st State To Charge A Carbon Fee

A proposed fee of $15 per ton of carbon emissions in Washington has several exemptions for large emitters, and has rural voters afraid they'll end up paying. → Read More

Independents — sick of Trump, wary of Dems — rise up in eastern Washington

Washington state could end up with its first ever Independent member of the House. → Read More


Via Truck And Helicopter, Mountain Goats Find New Home

The National Park Service is transporting hundreds of wild mountain goats via truck and helicopter from Olympic National Park to the North Cascades in Washington state. → Read More


We're Putting More Homes On Wild Lands And In The Path Of Wildfires

For people living in the “wildland-urban interface,” wildfire risk is the new normal, and the risk is increasing as more people move into places where cul-de-sac meets forest or sagebrush. → Read More

Before 2017 ends, read one of these new books

2017 was a tough year in many ways, but there was one good thing about it. The books. Authors gave us plenty of profound, thoughtful and wonderful things → Read More

Judge Strikes Down Parts Of Gov. Inslee's Clean Air Rule

Gov. Jay Inslee’s attempt to lower the Washington’s greenhouse gas emissions has suffered a setback: A judge's ruling that the state can't → Read More

Landowners Illegally Drain 500 Million Gallons Of Water From Declining Washington Aquifer

Four Washington landowners in the Moses Lake area are facing stiff penalties after illegally pumping more than 500 million gallons of water from a → Read More

If you gave up flying how would your life change?

There was a moment when Janisse Ray realized she couldn’t call herself an environmentalist and an activist and keep traveling by airplane. → Read More

When Climate Change Makes It Hard To Breathe

Climate change isn’t just contributing to drought, superstorms, sea level rise and flooding. It’s also making it harder for many people to breathe. People → Read More

When climate change makes it hard to breathe

Climate change isn’t just contributing to drought, super-storms, sea level rise and flooding. It’s also making it harder for many people to breathe, like → Read More

His fellow conservatives call him a 'green decoy.' Here's why

Ty Stubblefield self-identifies as a “red blooded conservative,” but he’s also an avid hunter who is frustrated with the Republican party’s efforts to → Read More


What It's Like To Be A Teen Who Sues The Government Over Climate Change

In this episode of terrestrial we explore how this case works and what motivates a teenager to step away from school and friends to wage a legal fight against the government. → Read More

For this teenager, rebellion means suing the government over climate change

Scientists believe that for the planet to continue to safely support life, the level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere should be kept as close to 350 → Read More


This 18-year-old from New York is suing the Trump administration over climate change

When it comes to setting climate change policy in the US, kids don't have much of a voice because they can't vote. But they can go to court. So a group of 21 young people are suing the Trump Administration for failing to adequately tackle the climate crisis. → Read More


How climate change and Donald Trump brought an end to this diplomat's career

Dave Rank was the top US diplomat in China until President Donald Trump announced he would pull the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement. That's when he knew his 27-year career in the US foreign service would be over. → Read More

'I just couldn't do it:' The ambassador who quit over climate change

When I met Dave Rank, he was just a normal guy on a road trip with his wife in a used Subaru. But not long before that, Dave had a very important job. → Read More

Can you have kids and care about climate change? Listeners respond

Should we have kids, given where the planet is headed? It's a deeply personal question that my husband and I are struggling with right now. → Read More


Would You Trust The Feds To Make Decisions About Your Land?

Why would a fourth-generation Oregon rancher who doesn't put much trust in the government choose to work with federal agencies to restore salmon runs on her property? → Read More