Northwest Researchers LInk Carbon Pollution To Hydro-Dams

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 28, 2016

A new study from Washington State University finds that reservoirs behind dams produce more greenhouse gas emissions than previously thought.

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

OPB/EarthFix | Sept. 27, 2016

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.

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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Portland Glass Maker Uroboros To Close After Air Quality Concerns

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 3:22 p.m. | Portland

Portland-based glass maker Uroboros announced Wednesday it will discontinue operations in 2017 barring its sale, according to a news release.

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Scientists Frustrated OSU Will Build $50M Research Center In Tsunami Zone

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 1:32 p.m. | Portland

OSU is ignoring the advice of some of its ocean scientists by building a $50 million research center in Newport's tsunami zone.

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Young Oregon Farmers Face Barriers To Starting Farm Businesses

OPB | Sept. 28, 2016 1:21 p.m.

A new report shows that it’s increasingly difficult for young people to get into farming in Oregon.

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

KCTS9/EarthFix | Sept. 26, 2016 6:45 a.m. | Friday Harbor, Washington

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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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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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.

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.


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