Mount Everest Has A Poop Problem. A Team From Seattle Wants To Clean It Up.

NWPR/EarthFix

Everyone poops — even climbers on the world’s tallest mountain. But some Northwest volunteers have designed a way to clean up all that human waste.

Salmon Industry Wants To Prepare For More Acidic Oceans

KUOW/EarthFix

Carbon emissions are making the oceans more acidic. That’s long been known to harm shellfish, but new research shows more acidic water could take a toll on salmon as well.

A Controversial Oregon Transmission Line Gets The Go-Ahead

NWPR/EarthFix

The federal government has approved plans for a controversial 300-mile transmission line that would cross public lands in eastern Oregon and southwestern Idaho.

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Environment | Forestry | Fish & Wildlife | Climate change

The Problem With Wildfires: There Aren't Enough Of Them, Study Finds

Despite all the wildfires of the past three decades, Northwest forests are still growing faster than they burn. That's not necessarily a good thing.

Economy | Business | Politics | local | Environment | News

Economic Woes Linger In Oregon Communities Scarred By Wildfire

The wildfires are largely out in places like the Columbia River Gorge and the southern Oregon coast, but the economic fallout continues in many nearby communities.

Environment

The Damage Done: How Much Fixing Does The Chetco Bar Fire Need?

The Chetco Bar fire in southwestern Oregon was the state’s biggest wildfire of 2017. Now, specialists have assessed the damage to the landscape and repair work is getting underway.

Environment | News | Fish & Wildlife | Water | local

Yakama Nation Demands Accountability For Columbia River Sewage Spills

Members of the Yakama Nation say they want a seat at the table with local officials, environmental regulators and those responsible for spills in the Columbia River.

Environment | Fish & Wildlife

Wildlife Advocates Want Closer Look At Wolf Shot By Hunter

Wildlife advocates want Oregon Governor Kate Brown to reopen an investigation into an elk hunter’s shooting of a wolf in Eastern Oregon, which was initially ruled self defense.

Environment

Reopening The Sage Grouse Debate Has Ranchers, Conservationists Weighing Risk And Reward

The Interior Department is set on changing up an Obama-era plan to protect greater sage grouse -- an iconic western bird whose habitat is being lost to ranching, drilling and development.

Environment | Recreation | Politics

Here's What A $70 Entrance Fee Means For National Parks And Their Visitors

The Interior Department has proposed paying for needed repairs by increasing the entry fees at 17 popular national parks, including Mount Rainier and Olympic in the Pacific Northwest.

Environment | Climate change

'Being A Prankster 'Is A Lifestyle Choice' For This Climate Activist

The leader of the Clown Army says political performance is a way to tell the hard truth about the climate crisis — and to invite others to listen. From the Stepping Up podcast.

Environment | News | local | Nation | Climate change

West Coast Democrats Behind 'Great Blue Wall' Push Progressive Climate Agenda

On Tuesday, Republicans lost their one-vote majority in the Washington state Senate, giving Democrats control of the “great blue wall” — full control of legislatures along the West Coast.

Environment | News | Election | local

Don Orange Wins Vancouver Port Race In Referendum On Oil Terminal

Don Orange will be the next Port of Vancouver commissioner. His victory is likely a death knell for a massive oil terminal that's been proposed at the port for years.

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The Problem With Wildfires: There Aren't Enough Of Them, Study Finds

OPB/EarthFix

Despite all the wildfires of the past three decades, Northwest forests are still growing faster than they burn. That's not necessarily a good thing.

Here's What A $70 Entrance Fee Means For National Parks And Their Visitors

KUOW/EarthFix

The Interior Department has proposed paying for needed repairs by increasing the entry fees at 17 popular national parks, including Mount Rainier and Olympic in the Pacific Northwest.

'Being A Prankster 'Is A Lifestyle Choice' For This Climate Activist

EarthFix

The leader of the Clown Army says political performance is a way to tell the hard truth about the climate crisis — and to invite others to listen. From the Stepping Up podcast.


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