US Coast Guard Escorts Fennica Out On Columbia River

OPB | July 30, 2015

The Royal Dutch Shell icebreaker, Fennica, has left Portland after undergoing repairs at the local dry dock, but it wasn't an easy task.

Gov. Inslee Seeks A Cap On Washington's Carbon

OPB/EarthFix | July 28, 2015

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee on Tuesday directed the state Department of Ecology to put a cap on carbon emissions by stepping up enforcement of existing pollution laws.

Where Are Portland's Hottest, Most Polluted Areas?

OPB/EarthFix | July 29, 2015

As summers in the Northwest get hotter with climate change, researchers and planners are looking for ways to reduce the health risks in urban hot spots. In Portland, a new map could help.

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Wait, Can I Swim In That River Dividing Portland?

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Your friends say swimming in the Willamette around Portland is disgusting. Are they right?

Environment | NW Life | History | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

The First Landscape Photos Of The Columbia Gorge

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Two years after the Civil War, an internationally renowned landscape photographer turned his lens to Oregon. The results are breathtaking.

Environment | News | NW Life | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

How Oregon Rivers Carried Millions Of Trees Into Production

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

At one time, much of the timber industry relied on rivers to move trees out of Oregon's forests.

Environment | Health | NW Life | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

The Best River Hangouts In Oregon And Southwest Washington

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Help us build a map of the best river hangouts in Oregon and southwest Washington.

Environment | NW Life | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

5 River Adventures To Do This August

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

Author and Oregon river expert Tim Palmer shares his top five picks for trips, hikes and rides to take this summer.

Environment | NW Life | History | Greetings From The Northwest: August River Adventures

An Introduction To Oregon's Incredible Rivers

OPB | Aug. 1, 2015 6 a.m.

We’re kicking off our inaugural Greetings From The Northwest with a look at Oregon’s rivers.

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Top 4 Moments From Think Out Loud This Week

OPB | July 31, 2015 4:11 p.m. | Portland

Competition, dedication, and drive laced many of the interviews on Think Out Loud this week.

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Stouts Creek Wildfire Expands Rapidly In Southern Oregon

OPB/EarthFix | July 31, 2015 8:25 a.m. | Ashland, Oregon

The Scouts Creek Fire burning east of Canyonville spread from 200 to about 6,000 acres in fewer than 10 hours.

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Watch Drone Footage Of Shell Icebreaker Leaving Portland

OPB | July 31, 2015 6 a.m. | Portland

Even if you were able to make it down to Cathedral Park, Adam Simmons' footage offers a new perspective.

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How Much Have Protesters Affected Shell's Drilling Plans?

OPB/EarthFix | July 30, 2015 6:45 p.m. | Portland

Protesters dangling from Portland's St. Johns Bridge kept a Shell icebreaker at bay for about 36 hours before it passed through en route to the Arctic. It's likely the delay hasn't cost Shell much.


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