Nature Time Improves Your Well-Being, Says OSU Study

OPB | April 21, 2017

Researchers at Oregon State University have found that people who spend time in nature feel greater life satisfaction.

What Fish Is Good For Me And The Planet? New Documentary Explores

NPR | April 24, 2017

In order to investigate how eating fish affects our health as well as the oceans, author and fisherman Paul Greenberg spent a year eating fish every day.

Wolf Hunting Still An Option Under New Oregon Plan

OPB/EarthFix | April 21, 2017

Oregon’s gray wolves are once again the center of attention for state wildlife officials.

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Thousands Hit The Streets For Portland's March For Science

OPB | April 22, 2017 5:21 p.m. | Portland

Thousands of people marched through downtown Portland Saturday to stand up for science. The event was one of many planned around the world as a response to cuts proposed by the Trump administration.

Science | Health | Environment | Food

Chew On This For Earth Day: How Our Diets Impact The Planet

NPR | April 24, 2017 1:48 p.m.

The foods we choose to put on our plates — or toss away – could have more of an ecological impact than many of us realize.

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Salmon Cannon Shoots For Its Biggest Project Yet

NWPR/EarthFix | April 25, 2017 2:26 p.m.

The salmon cannon made a big splash a few years ago on local news stations and even had a cameo on HBO’s "Last Week Tonight" with John Oliver. Soon, it could propel fish into its biggest project yet.

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Early Numbers Suggest Oregon Bottle Redemption Rate Up Significantly

OPB | April 24, 2017 4:04 p.m.

Initial numbers show that bottle and can returns are up statewide after the deposit increased from a nickel to a dime on April 1.

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State Grants To Help Oregon Schools, Hospitals Withstand Major Earthquake

OPB | April 21, 2017 12:20 p.m. | Salem, Oregon

The state of Oregon has announced a new round of taxpayer-funded grants to help schools and other public buildings better withstand a major earthquake.

Energy | Environment

White House Advisor Promises Approval For Oregon's Controversial LNG Project

OPB/EarthFix | April 21, 2017 11:45 a.m.

One of President Trump’s top economic advisors says the administration plans to approve a permit for the controversial Jordan Cove liquefied natural gas project in Coos Bay.

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3 Questions About Oregon's New Wolf Plan

OPB/EarthFix | April 20, 2017 2:15 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Oregon fish and wildlife officials are considering a revised Wolf Management Plan that would set the course for endangered gray wolves for the next half decade.

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Proposed Kalama Methanol Refinery Hits Snag In Permit Approval

OPB | April 20, 2017 10:37 a.m.

The Washington Department of Ecology wants more information before deciding whether to approve a shoreline permit for a controversial methanol refinery in Kalama.

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Looming Budget Cuts Put Scientists In Limbo

OPB/EarthFix | April 20, 2017 8:18 a.m. | Vancouver, Washington

This weekend, thousands of scientists will take to the streets in cities across the country to celebrate and defend their work in the face of deep cuts proposed for federal funding.

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As Bald Eagles Recover, Oregon Proposes To Dial Back Protections

OPB/EarthFix | April 19, 2017 6:45 p.m. | Ashland, Oregon

Bald eagles were removed from the Oregon endangered species list in 2012. New logging rules would relax protections for the raptors.

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Portland Votes 'Yes' On Plan To Turn Poop Into Vehicle Fuel

OPB | April 19, 2017 5 p.m.

Portland's wastewater agency has a new plan for the methane gas that’s a byproduct of solid waste.

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Conservation Groups Ask To Stop Barging Sockeye Around Dams

NWPR/EarthFix | April 19, 2017 3:30 p.m.

Barging is a common way to get young salmon around dams and out to sea. But conservation groups say this practice is leaving returning adults without their homing abilities.

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Looming Budget Cuts Put Scientists In Limbo

OPB/EarthFix | April 20, 2017

This weekend, thousands of scientists will take to the streets in cities across the country to celebrate and defend their work in the face of deep cuts proposed for federal funding.

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What Can Northwest States Do In Face Of Federal Rollbacks On Climate Policy?

OPB/EarthFix | March 24, 2017

As the Trump administration rolls back climate policy, Northwest states are taking a stand. What could they feasibly do?


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