Scientists Try Trapping To Halt Puget Sound's European Crab Invasion

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 26, 2016

The detection of Puget Sound's first  invasive green crab prompts scientists to mount a counter attack. Now a second crab has been discovered about 30 miles away in Padilla Bay.

It May Not Cost You More To Drive Home In A Climate-Friendly Car

NPR | Sept. 27, 2016

It has been a common belief that low-emissions vehicles, like hybrids and electric cars, are more expensive than other choices. But researchers at MIT have found otherwise.

Video: What Does The Clean Power Plan Mean For You?

Inside Energy | Sept. 26, 2016

The Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan is a federal rule aimed at reducing the carbon intensity of our electric power grid. It is our country’s most ambitious attempt yet to fight climate change.

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County Panel Approves Rail Expansion In Columbia Gorge Despite Oil-Train Controversy

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 27, 2016 4:45 p.m.

A county planning commission has given its approval to a rail expansion in the same stretch of the Columbia River Gorge where a Union Pacific oil train derailed and burst into flames.

Environment | local | News | Unprepared: Will We Be Ready For The Megaquake In Oregon?

Earthquakes Rattle Southern Oregon Coast

OPB | Sept. 25, 2016 9:56 a.m. | Portland

A pair of moderate earthquakes shook the Pacific Ocean about 100 miles off the southern Oregon coast late Saturday and early Sunday.

Environment | Water

Nestle Water Bottling Plan Draws Protest — Even After It's Voted Down

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 21, 2016 3:45 p.m.

Voters in the Columbia River Gorge approved a measure aimed at blocking Nestle from putting in a water bottling plant. But four months later, activists are still protesting.

Environment | Flora and Fauna | Health | Agriculture | Food

Farmworker Groups Seek Ban On Pesticide

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 21, 2016 3:45 p.m. | Portland

Farmworker advocacy groups are pushing for a ban on a pesticide that can damage the nervous system. 

Environment | Parents | Teachers | Education

Outdoor Schools Open Up New, Affordable Adventures In Learning

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 20, 2016 5:30 p.m. | Seattle

The nation’s first forest kindergarten opened on an island in Puget Sound. A new program  is testing whether the outdoor school idea could make early childhood education more accessible and affordable.

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Dead Whale Returns To Oregon Coast

OPB | Sept. 20, 2016 3:26 p.m.

The humpback whale whose carcass washed ashore near Arch Cape over the weekend, and then left with the high tide, is back again.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife | News

Kidney Only Trace Of Whale That Washed Ashore In Oregon

OPB | Sept. 19, 2016 4:15 p.m.

A whale that washed up on the northern Oregon coast this weekend has washed back out to sea. It left behind one kidney. 

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With Few Rules For Home Demolitions, Threat Of Lead Dust Worries Neighbors

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 19, 2016 11:45 a.m. | Portland

While health officials are working to reduce exposure after waves of concern about lead in drinking water and industrial emissions, many say the lack of protections for home demolitions are a gap in regulations.

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Oregon Health Authority Reports Selenium Spike Near SE Portland Daycare

OPB | Sept. 16, 2016 5:36 p.m.

The Oregon Health Authority says an increase in selenium concentrations near Bullseye Glass Company has prompted an inspection.  

Environment | Forestry | Climate change | News

What's Up With All The Dead Trees?

Jefferson Public Radio | Sept. 16, 2016 1:30 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Gaze across the mountains of the Northwest these days and you may notice an unusual number of dead trees scattered among the green ones. Research suggests the drought-related damage is being compounded by climate change.

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Outdoor Schools Open Up New, Affordable Adventures In Learning

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 20, 2016

The nation’s first forest kindergarten opened on an island in Puget Sound. A new program  is testing whether the outdoor school idea could make early childhood education more accessible and affordable.

With Few Rules For Home Demolitions, Threat Of Lead Dust Worries Neighbors

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 19, 2016

While health officials are working to reduce exposure after waves of concern about lead in drinking water and industrial emissions, many say the lack of protections for home demolitions are a gap in regulations.

Catio Tour Promotes Safe Backyard Habitat For Cats and Birds

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 13, 2016

More than 1,200 people signed up for this year's tour of Portland's catios – enclosed outdoor patios that aim to protect both cats and backyard wildlife.


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