Efforts To Ban Oil Projects In Vancouver Move Forward

OPB | May 25, 2016

The city of Vancouver’s planning commission voted Tuesday to prohibit future crude oil storage facilities.

Portland Family Faces The Reality Of A Lead-Poisoned Child

OPB/EarthFix | May 24, 2016

News of toxic lead in the air and water have many parents on high alert. Lead poisoning in children can cause permanent brain damage. One Portland family is confronting that reality.

Lawmakers Hear Perspectives On Potential Owyhee Monument

OPB | May 23, 2016

The vast and rugged area is known for its stunning red rock geology and canyons, recreation opportunities and expansive wildlife habitat. It’s also an important area for cattle grazing.

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Conservationists Question Oregon Fish And Wildlife Over Latest Budget

EarthFix | May 27, 2016 6 p.m. | Portland

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, seeking comment on its latest budget proposal, drew hard questions from conservationists Thursday night in Portland.  

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Railroad Whistleblower In Seattle Wins $1.6M Settlement

EarthFix | May 27, 2016 4:30 p.m.

A federal jury in Seattle has awarded a former BNSF Railway worker, and whistleblower, more than $1.6 million in a case involving brake inspections for tank cars.

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Judges Reject Steens Mountain Wind Project

OPB | May 26, 2016 4:39 p.m.

The Ninth District Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the Oregon Natural Desert Association, and rejected a wind turbine project on Steens Mountain in southeast Oregon.

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Cascade Locks Leaders Say Nestle Fight Isn't Over

OPB | May 26, 2016 3:15 p.m. | Portland

Leaders in the Columbia River Gorge community of Cascade Locks have spent more than eight years trying to convince Nestle to build a bottling plant there. They say a recent overwhelming public vote against the plant is just the latest step – and hope a strange quirk in Oregon law helps their case.

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Precision Castparts Promises Independent Review Of New Air Pollution Controls

OPB | May 25, 2016 10:27 p.m.

The Portland company Precision Castparts met Wednesday night with a group of neighbors concerned about air pollution from the company.

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Lead Tests For Bullseye Glass Neighbors Come Back Clean

OPB | May 25, 2016 3:14 p.m. | Portland

Lead test results are in for nearly 200 people who live and work near Bullseye Glass in Southeast Portland. So far, none of them shows lead levels that would require medical care or follow-up.

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Proposed Longview Coal Terminal Gets Public Grilling, Props

OPB | May 24, 2016 5:38 p.m. | Longview, Washington

Hundreds of people from Oregon and Washington gathered at a public hearing in Longview, Wash., Tuesday to offer their views on the proposed Millennium Coal Terminal.

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Northwest Artists, Makers Come To Terms With Art Glass Apocalypse

OPB | May 24, 2016 2:45 a.m. | Portland

One supplier is getting out of the game; another is teetering under regulatory pressure for toxic air emissions.

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Clean Air Advocates Converge On Oregon Senate Hearing

OPB | May 23, 2016 1:53 p.m. | Portland

Hundreds of people, worried about clean air, converged on Oregon’s legislature Monday, to speak at a senate hearing.

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Lead Discovered In Beaverton Middle School Water Fountains

OPB | May 23, 2016 12:45 p.m.

Drinking fountains have been shut off at Highland Park Middle School following the discovery of lead in the water.


The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic Waste

Our international undercover investigation reveals what really happens to America's discarded TVs, phones and computers.

The Circuit: Tracking America's Electronic Waste | May 05, 2016

Northwest Artists, Makers Come To Terms With Art Glass Apocalypse

OPB | May 24, 2016

One supplier is getting out of the game; another is teetering under regulatory pressure for toxic air emissions.

How Climate Change Threatens Coastal Archeological Sites

OPB/EarthFix | May 12, 2016

 Native American villages dotted the coastline up until the early 1900s. But now many of those sites are literally falling into to the ocean – a process that is being accelerated by climate change.   

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