Feds Rule Oregon's Not Protecting Coastal Waters From Logging

For the first time, the EPA and NOAA have given a stamp of disapproval to a state coastal pollution plan - and Oregon is the offender.

Joseph Appeals To ODFW To Control Deer Problem

OPB |Jan. 30, 2015 2:37 p.m.

The city of Joseph is calling on the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to control its deer problem.

Low Fuel Prices Benefit Northwest Farmers

OPB |Jan. 30, 2015 12:42 p.m.

Oregon farmers say that low fuel prices could mean a big boost to their bottom lines -- if prices remain low until the summer.

More Oil Trains Could Roll Through Puget Sound To Shell Refinery

KUOW |Jan. 29, 2015 3:15 p.m.

Shell Oil wants to build more tracks at its refinery in Anacortes, Washington, to receive oil by rail. At a packed hearing in Skagit County on Thursday, more than 100 people turned up to comment on the proposal.

Groups Call On Port Of Seattle To Reconsider Lease To Shell Oil

KUOW |Jan. 28, 2015 3:12 p.m.

Environmental groups are asking the Port of Seattle to reconsider a controversial lease to Shell Oil for arctic drilling operations. 

Oregon’s Wolves Reach Recovery Milestone

OPB |Jan. 28, 2015 3:03 p.m.

Wolves in the eastern third of Oregon have reached a key milestone in the state’s recovery program.

Now That Growing Pot Is Legal, Can It Also Be More Energy Efficient?

OPB |Jan. 28, 2015 1:39 p.m.

Marijuana growing operations can be major power hogs. Now that they're legal in Oregon and Washington, experts are looking for ways to make them more energy efficient.

Washington Gov. Jay Inslee's Climate Legislation Gets A Hearing

KUOW |Jan. 28, 2015 11 a.m.

Governor Jay Inslee has been pushing for a “polluters pay” carbon reduction plan for the majority of his time in office. Tuesday marked the first time that plan went before the state legislature. 

Japan Earthquake Holds Lessons For Oregon Coast

OPB |Jan. 27, 2015 8:45 p.m.

Advanced engineering and a location just outside of the tsunami zone allowed the Ishinomaki Red Cross Hospital in Japan to survive the magnitude 9 earthquake of March 11, 2011.

Report: Wash., Ore. Could Vastly Expand Renewable Power Production

OPB |Jan. 27, 2015 5:16 p.m.

New reports say that Northwest states have the capacity to transition almost completely from fossil fuels to renewables in just 15 years - and that doing so would provide a significant economic boost.

Can Coastal Communities Survive A Tsunami?

OPB |Jan. 27, 2015 midnight

Everybody know it's coming. But can towns along the coast be ready in time? Here's what Seaside, Waldport and Yachats are doing to try.

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America’s food waste problem is gigantic. The EPA estimates that every year, we throw out 36 million tons of grub.

In the Northwest, cities, towns and companies are taking some innovative approaches to this problem. They’re finding food waste doesn't have to be a total loss. In fact, it can be quite valuable – in making fertilizer or even fuel for cars, trucks and buses.

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