Could The New Klamath Dam Removal Plan Kick-Start The Stalled Water Deals?

Jefferson Public Radio | Feb. 05, 2016

Oregon and California — along with federal agencies and PacifiCorp — agreed in principal this week on a separate process to remove the dams by 2020.  

Oregon State Students Dig Into Extraordinary Assignment: Recovering Ancient Mammoth Bones

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 03, 2016

Thousands of extinct animal bones and fragments have been excavated from Oregon State University's football stadium. But one last pile of dirt is still being explored by students in an extraordinary on-campus assignment.

Portland Heavy Metals Emissions Linked To Glass Facility

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 04, 2016

A glass facility in Southeast Portland has suspended the use of cadmium and arsenic in its operations following the revelation that testing found unhealthy levels of those metals in the air nearby.

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NW Life | Environment | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

Watch Now: Discovering Valhalla

OPB | Feb. 4, 2016 5:36 p.m.

Oregon Field Guide assembles its largest, most complex expedition ever to take you on an unparalleled adventure of discovery.

Land | local | News | Fish & Wildlife | Nation | Land use | Environment | Politics | An Armed Occupation In Eastern Oregon

Northwest Volunteers Want To Help Restore Malheur Refuge

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 4, 2016 4:57 p.m. | Burns, Oregon

People from around the Northwest are saying they want to help clean up and restore the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge after the occupation ends.

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Health Officials Find Heavy Metals In Southeast Portland Air

OPB | Feb. 3, 2016 5:43 p.m. | Portland

Researchers with the U.S. Forest Service and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality found elevated levels of cadmium and arsenic.

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Secret's Out! Have You Been To Valhalla?

OPB | Feb. 3, 2016 11:26 a.m.

A few adventurous explorers share their tales of venturing into the remote gorge nicknamed Valhalla.

Agriculture | Environment

Organic Farming Better Suited To Climate Change, Study Finds

KUOW/EarthFix | Feb. 3, 2016 4 a.m.

Eating organic food is on the rise, and organic farming methods set soil up to better withstand drought, according to new research.

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Klamath Dam Removal Plan Revived By States And Feds

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 2, 2016 1 p.m.

Oregon and California have struck a deal with PacifiCorp and federal regulators on a new path to removing four aging dams on the Klamath River without congressional approval.

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Businessmen Who Abandoned Toxic Mess Now Want To Build Refinery In Washington

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 2, 2016 12:38 p.m.

The backers of a failed biofuels project have proposed a $1.25 billion refinery and propane terminal at the Port of Longview on the Washington side of the lower Columbia River.

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Owyhee Wilderness Proposal In Spotlight After Refuge Occupation

OPB | Feb. 2, 2016 11:22 a.m.

The possible designation of the Owyhee Canyonlands in southeastern Oregon as a national monument is getting new attention after an armed occupation near Burns, Oregon.

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Discovering Oregon's Secret Canyon

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

How a chance glimpse from a helicopter launched a five-year quest to document an uncharted Oregon wonder. 

NW Life | Environment | Discovering Valhalla: Oregon's Hidden Gorge

Capturing Valhalla: OPB's Toughest Shoot

OPB | Jan. 30, 2016 10 p.m.

What does it take to pull off the adventure of a lifetime? A picture may be worth a thousand words, but the numbers speak for themselves.

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Organic Farming Better Suited For Drought Conditions, Study Finds

KUOW/EarthFix | Feb. 03, 2016

Eating organic food is on the rise, and organic farming methods set soil up to better withstand drought, according to new research.

Environmental Cleanup, Unpaid Bills In Refinery Backers’ Last Venture

OPB/EarthFix | Feb. 02, 2016

The backers of a failed biofuels project have proposed a $1.25 billion refinery and propane terminal at the Port of Longview on the Washington side of the lower Columbia River.

The Bizarre Bird Hat Fad That Led To Malheur’s Public Land Protections

OPB/EarthFix | Jan. 15, 2016

Before the Bundy brothers from Nevada made their stand at Malheur Wildlife Refuge against the federal government's public land ownership, a Northwesterner made the call for the feds to protect the land and its migratory birds.


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